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Pros
"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'm not so familiar with the tool but I like the interaction of the console to the picture. Patching is the primary model I have been focusing on for the last couple of weeks. So I have created a proof of concept environment and have been checking the available features.""The security features are very valuable.""For incident response tasks, all these tasks can get done in minutes with minimal disruption to the end-user."

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Cons
"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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"Most of the time, agent-relative issues have to be more equipped with self-healing features. At times, the agent is there, but for some reason, it doesn't report a status. It gives certain problems that are obviously agent-based.""The solution lacks mobility.""The solution can give a lot of false positives."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It lets you know what your infrastructure is like and what state you are in.
Top Answer: They are always changing their price model, which I don't like. It would be better if they didn't keep adjusting their price model. The price model is different for every client. It depends on the… more »
Top Answer: Because of the way SCCM is, we are moving to the Intune platform similarly to the way that everybody else is. Microsoft is slowly migrating SCCM to the new Intune product for management. There are so… more »
Top Answer: For incident response tasks, all these tasks can get done in minutes with minimal disruption to the end-user.
Top Answer: The solution can give a lot of false positives. It's an aspect of the solution that could be looked at and worked on. If you deploy all the threat intelligence rules that come with it, you may spend a… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution for inventory and incident response for the most part.
Ranking
2nd
out of 32 in Server Monitoring
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45,013
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28,729
Reviews
30
Average Words per Review
449
Rating
8.0
10th
out of 32 in Server Monitoring
Views
13,228
Comparisons
9,907
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
644
Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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Overview

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.

Tanium Endpoint Platform reduces security risk, improves agility & increases efficiency, a fundamentally new approach to endpoint security's threat detection, indicent response, vulnerability assessment and configuration compliance & with management's software distribution, asset utilization, asset inventory and patch management.

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Sample Customers
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
JPMorgan Chase, eBay, Amazon, US Bank, MetLife, pwc, Cerner, Delphi, MGM Grand, New York Life
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm24%
Computer Software Company16%
Insurance Company8%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise59%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,226 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 30 reviews while Tanium is ranked 10th in Server Monitoring with 3 reviews. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0, while Tanium is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "Works well with Windows, very stable, and can scale well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tanium writes "Great inventory tool that that scans well for vulnerabilities and offers minimal end-user disruption". Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Ansible, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Jamf Pro, whereas Tanium is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, BigFix, Carbon Black CB Defense and ServiceNow Discovery. See our Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium report.

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