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CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.
Define the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies.
Automatically roll out updates and changes to every node in your infrastructure, whether you have 50 or 50,000 nodes.
CFEngine uses autonomous agents which run on every node of your infrastructure, implementing your desired state and reporting back continuously.
CFEngine runs on the smallest embedded devices, on servers, in the cloud, and on mainframes, easily handling tens of thousands of nodes.
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.
Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.
Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.
With 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.
Benefits and Features
Reviews from Real Users:
Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.”
CFEngine Enterprise is ranked 21st in Configuration Management while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 32 reviews. CFEngine Enterprise is rated 0.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "A stable systems management software product with useful package deployment and application deployment features". CFEngine Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, SaltStack, BigFix, AWS CloudFormation and HashiCorp Terraform, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Quest KACE Systems Management.
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