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"The product is less costly when compared to other solutions, and this is a good solid solution for what we have paid.""It is user-friendly.""My company provides support services to a lot of customers and companies. We have reduced a huge amount of man-effort. Along with the man-effort, we have reduced the timeline to fix the compliance and security gaps. We have an unbroken record. The documentation clearly says that we have done the patching of newly released patches, including Microsoft and third-party patches, in up to 80% of the computers, within 72 hours of the release of the production. That was a very massive benefit that we have seen. When I talk about the 80% endpoints, it is 100 or 200. I am talking about 25,000 endpoints.""I would advise someone considering this product to go for it. It's easy to use, cheaper than the value, and there is tons and tons of support from the BigFix community. With almost every challenge we have someone who has encountered it, and you will have a solution right away.""BigFix is incredibly fast and accurate in patching, reporting, and remediation.""The most valuable feature is the patching.""The use of fast query has been extremely valuable providing insight in real time of the endpoints.""Having higher visibility on patching level, on patching successful, and non-successful has been a way that BigFix has improved my organization. Also, the ability to customize the content to do what we need it to do is very powerful and very flexible for us. Finally, in the area of custom interfaces like REST API really gives us the ability to provide for our external customers."

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"This product is a great solution at a great price as long as it is only going to be used for a local area network.""The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions."

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"Sometimes there is a lag time for our users.""I would request them to build a robots, or an easier way for integration with the other tools, like ITSM tools.""To make it a ten they should improve the licensing. Second, if they could have one environment for everything it would be nice. For you to install compliance you need to install the server, and then you add the modules. For you to install inventory you install the server and then you add the modules. It's not easy to do. When I was doing it before I learned it, it was not straight forward.""I would like to see more integration with external data.""I would like to see more emphasis on using the web console, to have the same power as the full fat client console that they do they now. It's a lighter way to log in and it would be faster for our operators to do their work. The console tends to take a long time for a large number of clients.""The self-service application seems to need some work to replace the client UI. There are a lot of pop-ups if you use a baseline as the object that you're setting to a workstation. Unless you're using web UI, the message is not customizable in the user notification.""License management isn't quite as easy as it should be to deal with the licensing. You need to take the server down to import the new licenses which I find to be annoying.""I'm looking for them to make big web UI improvements."

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"This solution is limited to the local area network only and cannot manage remote devices.""The documentation on how to use this solution in a Linux environment is not clear, which is something that should be improved because it is complicated."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The product is less costly when compared to other solutions, and this is a good solid solution for what we have paid.""Compliance, inventory, and licensing are really pricey. They should lower the price. It discourages users from getting onboard."

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"GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I am not sure about roadmap for BigFix after it was sold by IBM to HCL. I have used it a bit only for small time for OS patchings. BMC on the other hand is a big player for a very long time and is… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions.
Top Answer: I really don't know which products in the patch management category to compare LanGuard to directly, but generally, GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there. It… more »
Top Answer: The documentation on how to use this solution in a Linux environment is not clear, which is something that should be improved because it is complicated. In the next release, I would like to see more… more »
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Overview

HCL BigFix provides complete visibility and control into all endpoints through a single, collaborative endpoint management platform that enables IT/Security Operations to fully automate discovery, management and remediation of endpoints, whether they are on-prem or in the cloud, regardless of location or connectivity. BigFix bridges the gap between IT and Security Operations, drastically reducing remediation times and costs. With BigFix, enterprises can protect endpoints running Windows, UNIX, Linux, and macOS by achieving greater than 98% first-pass patch success rates and enabling continuous endpoint compliance. Unlike complex tools that cover a subset of endpoints and take days or weeks to remediate, BigFix can find and fix endpoints fast.

GFI LanGuard enables complete patch management of security and non-security patches to Microsoft operating systems, Mac OS X, major Linux distributions and third-party applications. It can also automate patching for all major web browsers too.

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US Foods, Penn State, St Vincent's Health US Foods, Sabadell Bank, SunTrust, Australia Sydney, Stemac, Capgemini, WNS Global Services, Jebsen & Jessen, CenterBeam, Strauss, Christian Hospital Centre, Brit Insurance, Career Education CorporationBayView Medical Clinic, FrugalBrothers Software, Zaw, National Theatre, American Red Cross
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University18%
Healthcare Company15%
Retailer15%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government6%
Retailer4%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider16%
K 12 Educational Company Or School11%
Government8%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise69%
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Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise82%
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Find out what your peers are saying about BigFix vs. GFI LanGuard and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,194 professionals have used our research since 2012.
BigFix is ranked 2nd in Patch Management with 30 reviews while GFI LanGuard is ranked 8th in Patch Management with 2 reviews. BigFix is rated 8.6, while GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BigFix writes "Enabled us to have a highly successful endpoint patching program for the past decade". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GFI LanGuard writes "Improves network visibility and keeps our products up to date with the latest patches". BigFix is most compared with SCCM, Ansible, Tanium, Chef and Red Hat Satellite, whereas GFI LanGuard is most compared with SCCM, Ivanti Patch for Endpoints, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, SolarWinds Patch Manager and Ivanti Patch for Windows. See our BigFix vs. GFI LanGuard report.

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