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"Both in terms of features and operations, this is a good solution.""It is very easy to use, as well as extremely efficient and accurate.""I have found the interface and ease of use valuable features. Additionally, it is very easy to patch VMs and other systems, such a Linux. We are able to do patches even without the internet manually."

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"This solution has made life easy with respect to patching, compliance, and OSD.""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."

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"I would like to have better support for the application.""Customers sometimes ask about non-existent features, and we pass these requests on to Ivanti.""There are times when there is an update that causes some issues. These issues should be sorted out before the release."

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"This solution needs to be supported on all Operating systems.""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."

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"For the one that works with SCCM, it is relatively inexpensive at $8 USD per node, yearly. The standalone product has two versions; the one that patches servers is about $45 USD annually and the version that patches workstations is about half that price at $22 USD.""The solution is affordable."

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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."

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Also Known As
Patch for Windows, Shavlik Patch for Windows
System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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Overview

Ivanti Patch for Windows offers patch management that spans not only your physical and virtual servers, but workstations as well. Find online and offline systems, scan for missing patches, and deploy them. Then patch everything from the Windows OS; virtual machines (VMs), virtual templates, and even the ESXi hypervisor with the product’s deep integration with VMware; and your most vulnerable third-party apps - in one easy-to-use solution that keeps the business safe and IT free to focus on core business goals.

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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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company16%
Insurance Company8%
Transportation Company8%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about Ivanti Patch for Windows vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,299 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Ivanti Patch for Windows is ranked 8th in Patch Management with 3 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Patch Management with 30 reviews. Ivanti Patch for Windows is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Ivanti Patch for Windows writes "Easy to use, robust, and the technical support is good". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". Ivanti Patch for Windows is most compared with ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, SolarWinds Patch Manager, Quest KACE Systems Management and GFI LanGuard, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Quest KACE Systems Management and AWS Systems Manager. See our Ivanti Patch for Windows vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report.

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