We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches."
"The most valuable features are patch management and mobile device management."
"The most valuable feature is the scalability."
"The initial setup is fairly straightforward."
"The major features of this product are the reporting tools. The most valuable features are package deployment and application deployment. Security management is also good because any vulnerability will be identified, and you can fix it. It's the best tool because you never know what kind of client you will have. For example, you may have your offices in low bandwidth remote areas. But it's achievable because it accommodates the bandwidth that you have available. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is an excellent reporting tool for your environment. If you want to know the details about the hardware configuration, software configuration, what is causing a problem, or when a new feature update comes in for Windows, even that goes on SCCM itself. A lot of deployment stuff."
"The initial setup is straightforward and not too complicated."
"It uses detailed descriptions of the workstations, and that is good for me."
"I like its ease of use. It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments. If you incorporate Intune into it, you can have both. You can bring your own devices and corporate devices, and everything runs out of SCCM and Intune."
"The product is useful for patch management."
"SCCM does everything from A to Z for a Windows operating system."
"The agent can be a bit more intelligent."
"I find the user interface a little bit intimidating and not very appealing."
"Based on my experience with SCCM 2016, the main, big issue is not having a good user-friendly environment. It needs much better GUI."
"There is no asset management package included."
"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."
"Its client interface should be more accessible, and the notifications should be more customizable from the console. It should be more user friendly and have some kind of customized notifications so that we can use it on the client side. These are the reasons why we restricted its use only for the server environment and didn't use it on the client side."
"It would be nice to have everything in one place. Now they have Intune for the desktops and SCCM to handle their servers."
"The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool."
"We'd like the solution to make it easier to manage remote users."
"There should probably be better remote support. They should also continue to improve on patch management, patching, and creating or turning products in software into deployable apps."
"The price of this product is reasonable."
"Presently, I am using a free trial version."
"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."
"We have to pay for a license."
"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."
"The price model is different for every client."
"Pricing is negotiable with Microsoft, depending upon which of their packages you choose."
"Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing."
Patch Manager Plus is a simple patch management tool that makes it easy to keep your network patched and secure. It is an endpoint patch management software that provides enterprises a single interface for automating all patch management tasks - from detecting missing patches to deploying patches - for Windows, Mac, Linux and 250+ third-party applications. Whether you have one computer or hundred, they can all be patched at the same time from a single point of console.
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.”
ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 2 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Patch Management with 31 reviews. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus writes "Robust, excellent patch deployment, and overall good stability". 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". ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with ManageEngine Desktop Central, GFI LanGuard, Ivanti Patch for Windows, BigFix and Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Puppet Enterprise. See our ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report.
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