Compare GFI LanGuard vs. SCCM

GFI LanGuard is ranked 4th in Patch Management with 2 reviews while SCCM is ranked 2nd in Patch Management with 14 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0, while SCCM is rated 8.2. 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 SCCM writes "Enables us to set up schedules, according to security needs, to automate server and desktop patching". GFI LanGuard is most compared with SCCM, Ivanti Patch for Endpoints and ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, whereas SCCM is most compared with BigFix, Ansible and Quest KACE Systems Management. See our GFI LanGuard vs. SCCM report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions.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.

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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.This has made the management of our environment easier.This solution helps us by automating the patching of our system.The most valuable feature is the graphical-based reports of software updates that have been successful, the ones that have failed, and a summary of where the failures are what security breaches may occur.It is a good choice for deployment that performs very well.It saves a lot of money when you can install things automatically and they are installed the exact same way on every computer.

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Cons
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.This solution is limited to the local area network only and cannot manage remote devices.

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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.Not everything is readily available, and there are a lot of commands that are only executable via PowerShell.This solution should be simpler, and more consistent across modules/sections.I would like to see an agentless version of the solution.The setup was complex and I faced a lot of problems initially because I was new to the solution.Our company would prefer not rebooting computers while people are using them. There seems to be no strategy behind it.

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

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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.Pricing and licensing are a downside of SCCM. It's expensive. I'd have to confirm this, but I think they changed the licensing to core-based instead of socket-based. It's not cheap, because you have to buy the software, you have to buy SQL. Another thing we learned from talking to Microsoft is that they provide you a license for SQL if you run it on the same box as the primary server. If you run it outside that box, you have to buy SQL. Microsoft does recommend you running it on the same box because of performance. But then, in order to run SQL, SCCM, and everything on the same box, you better have some resources. It's an expensive solution. There's no doubt about it.Pricing and licensing are horrible. You have to not look at dollar value to use SCCM. It's super-duper expensive but it works. The acquisition cost is expensive, it's labor-intensive. But it works.

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4th
out of 17 in Patch Management
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860
Comparisons
732
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
628
Avg. Rating
8.0
2nd
out of 17 in Patch Management
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40,033
Comparisons
27,430
Reviews
14
Average Words per Review
482
Avg. Rating
8.2
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
LanGuardSystem Center Configuration Manager
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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.

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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Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm13%
Transportation Company13%
Construction Company13%
Software R&D Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government6%
Retailer5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise52%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business4%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise82%
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