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Pros
"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.""The solution is easy to use and integrates well with other operating systems."

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"The most valuable features are Remote Connect, SUP, Cloud functionality, Report, Query, and third-party patching.""The most valuable features are application deployment and task-sequenced imaging.""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.""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.""The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated.""The product is useful for patch management.""The most valuable feature is the scalability.""This solution captures all the devices in our infrastructure."

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Cons
"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.""If GFI LanGuard had a cloud version it would be better for people that are working from home."

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"The cost of the product can be improved.""The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool.""The main room for improvement is the on-screen display. I think it would be good if some improvements were made.""We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users.""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.""Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms.""The deployment process is lengthy and should be quicker to complete.""Could do with some cosmetic improvements on the user interface."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there."

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"Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose.""When you compare this solution with other tools in the market you might actually find a lot of variation in the pricing and that's why people opt for the other tools rather than Microsoft tools.""Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing.""Presently, I am using a free trial version.""We have to pay for a license.""The price model is different for every client.""For enterprises, there is an annual license required to use this solution. The price of the solution could be cheaper. However, this is mostly because of the exchange rate from the dollar to the Nigerian currency."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is easy to use and integrates well with other operating systems.
Top Answer: If GFI LanGuard had a cloud version it would be better for people that are working from home. There are many features that need to be added standard in the future to stay competitive, such as remote… more »
Top Answer: Most of our clients are using this solution for patch management.
Top Answer: The technical support is good.
Top Answer: For enterprises, there is an annual license required to use this solution. The price of the solution could be cheaper. However, this is mostly because of the exchange rate from the dollar to the… more »
Top Answer: Cloud-based improvements need to be better managed than is currently the case.
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Also Known As
LanGuard
System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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Overview

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.

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

  • Proactively manage all device life cycles, starting from purchase all the way to retirement.
  • Automatically deploy software as well as printers to devices, using a common software library.
  • Deploy upgrades and patches to your operating system.
  • Ensure that all devices are patched, encrypted, and secured in compliance with security best practices.
  • Provide mobile device management functionality, which includes the ability to reboot and/or lock devices remotely.
  • Provide end users with “self-service” so that they can update machines when it is convenient for them.

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.

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Sample Customers
BayView Medical Clinic, FrugalBrothers Software, Zaw, National Theatre, American Red Cross
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Educational Organization5%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company16%
Insurance Company8%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise76%
Find out what your peers are saying about GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,721 professionals have used our research since 2012.

GFI LanGuard is ranked 10th in Patch Management with 3 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Patch Management with 31 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of GFI LanGuard writes "Improves network visibility and keeps our products up to date with the latest patches". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". GFI LanGuard is most compared with ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, SolarWinds Patch Manager, Ivanti Patch for Endpoints and Ivanti Patch for Windows, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Quest KACE Systems Management. See our GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report.

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