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"One of the biggest benefits BigFix has had for our organization is the ease and efficiency to perform many different tasks, across pillars and platforms, all from one pane of glass.""The older version of the tools that I use also included the connectivity aspect, and the fact that the tool now has it separate from the collection of usage data makes the deployment of these tools much easier.""The most valuable feature is patch management, a must have, even for Linux and iOS.""It's enabled us to have a highly successful endpoint patching program for the past decade. It's been enormously successful there. It's also become a core part of many of our business processes, from compliance monitoring of endpoints, encryption management, key escrow, and local administrator password escrow. It's built into our inventory. It's very much everywhere.""Servers are patched more consistently than they have been previously.""Being able to intelligently create reports, gather data, export CSVs and give that to the leadership of some of the client groups that my team supports has helped my organization.""We are able to use BigFix through API connections to automate and reduce resources and time. The product's been great for us. It's increased the security posture ten-fold and it's increased our visibility across our endpoints enormously.""BigFix has drastically reduced the maintenance window period to patch and reboot servers."

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"The most valuable feature is the scalability.""The product is useful for patch management.""The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated.""Microsoft is being very competitive right now, and they are really investing in a lot of new features to be more competitive in the marketplace.""Patching is the main feature because SCCM is made to control the entire environment without manually interpreting. So it is good to use for patching.""The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.""The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching.""This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD."

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"I would like to see SDK for Web UI included in the next release.""I self-taught for this online, so the initial setup was a little difficult to pick up at first. I had to create a couple of testing environments and destroy them in order to learn how to use it. There was a lot of trial and error, a lot of reading of the manuals.""I would like to see the Self Service section made more user-friendly.""Around the scalability concern, I would like to see the ability to run teamed, clustered, or hierarchical root servers, in order to provide a more robust, high availability system. The single monolithic root server model does somewhat bother me.""I would like to see the integration of user security between the different products to be improved. There's separate security for compliance, separate security for web reports, and the console, and you have to manage those things separately.""The stability is generally pretty good. The one thing that we came across is the battle between load on endpoints and load on our servers and relays versus how quickly, effectively and reliably actions can be taken. I'd like to not have to take an action on a system while I'm working with someone and then have to say whether something will happen between five seconds or thirty minutes from that point.""I would like to see API connectivity, built-in API connectors to the standard toolsets, whether it's for your ServiceNow or your Qualys. More API connectivity to make it easier to integrate to other tools.""I would like to see a web UI SDK so we could take what is provided currently and be able to build our own customized web UI for particular customers that want to sell service."

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"The deployment process is lengthy and should be quicker to complete.""Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms.""With Microsoft Premier Support, you get what you pay for. There's Third Tier Support that you pay for. If you pay for that, you get excellent support, and if you don't pay for that, then you get the less experienced staff.""We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users.""The main room for improvement is the on-screen display. I think it would be good if some improvements were made.""The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool.""The cost of the product can be improved.""This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems."

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

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"The licensing is good because they have various options, depending on what you are looking for.""SCCM comes with its own version of SQL Server. If you use that SQL Server with SCCM and don't use it for another applications than you get an SQL Server for free.""Overall, I think it's fine. It's pretty much in-line because there are ways to offset it with the Office 365 licensing."

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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 features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.
Top Answer: The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool. I wish that sending media to remote distribution points was faster.
Top Answer: The primary uses are PC imaging, application deployment and updates, Windows patching, and baselining.
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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.

With System Center Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.
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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 CorporationBank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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Find out what your peers are saying about BigFix vs. SCCM and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,246 professionals have used our research since 2012.
BigFix is ranked 3rd in Configuration Management with 31 reviews while SCCM is ranked 2nd in Configuration Management with 14 reviews. BigFix is rated 8.4, while SCCM is rated 8.4. 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 SCCM writes "It saves a lot of money when you can install things automatically and they are installed the exact same way on every computer". BigFix is most compared with Ansible, Tanium, Chef, Red Hat Satellite and Puppet Enterprise, whereas SCCM is most compared with Ansible, Quest KACE Systems Management, Ivanti Patch for Windows, Chef and Tanium. See our BigFix vs. SCCM report.

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