SCCM Alternatives and Competitors

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Real User
System Analyst II at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 09 2020

What is most valuable?

Red Hat Satellite ties in with the Ansible Tower (software provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment). Ansible Tower is part of the Red Hat automation suite. Ansible is a pre-solution open-source product that allows… more »

What needs improvement?

I do not really notice anything in the product that is a glaring omission or that absolutely needs to be added. There is always room for improvement, no matter what software package you are using. I would say the room for improvement to me… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Satellite is usually bundled with the Red Hat premium-level support. So you can figure — depending on the number of servers — it can be from a couple of thousand dollars per year to over $100000 per year. It is absolutely dependent on how… more »

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Red Hat Satellite as about a seven or seven-and-a-half out of ten. It could probably be a bit more robust in some areas. They have not, to my knowledge… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

SCCM is a package management solution most commonly used to maintain patch levels and security updates on Windows servers and Windows workstations. It is not really the same thing as Satellite but it is a similar product category piece… more »
Ted Mbugua
Real User
Security Engineer at CRAG
Feb 20 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions. The visibility that it gives me is not just on the endpoints, but also on mobile devices.

What needs improvement?

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. In the next release, I would like to see more support for pushing custom software.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I was using ManageEngine prior to GFI LanGuard, but we switched because it gave us much more visibility and control. ManageEngine had a limitation where it would only support Microsoft Update.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend. In fact, those without it are at a disadvantage when it comes to managing their network. The biggest lesson that I have learned is in terms of visibility. GFI LanGuard has given me a wakeup call in terms… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) but we found that it had almost the same limitations as ManageEngine in that it could not patch third-party applications.
Emmanuel Okojesu
Real User
Technical Analyst at FMDQ
May 26 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is remote management. It is quite robust. The training that we received was quite good.

What needs improvement?

I am having an issue with patch deployment. With a lot of people working remotely right now, it is difficult to deploy patches because most of my clients are not on the office network. I have been looking for a way to deploy patches via the internet to selected equipment from Kaseya VSA, but it… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have experience with Microsoft System Center and there are some things that are easier to do with it.

What other advice do I have?

I have not tried automating any of the processes, although I have watched some videos and it seems to be straightforward. My advice for anybody who is considering Kaseya VSA is to run a proof of concept first so that they have a fair idea of what they're going into. Overall, I think that it is a… more »
Ishaq Siddiqui Mohammed
Real User
SOC Analyst at a maritime company with 51-200 employees
Sep 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is centralized management. It is very easy to use. It requires only a few clicks to download the latest patches and forward them to the endpoints. This… more »

What needs improvement?

There are limitations to this solution when we are working with iOS, Apple laptops or desktops such as the Mac and iMac. All of the features are working with Windows, so they should be working for Mac… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and the charge for support is extra.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we used SCCM. We switched because it is very limited to Windows, and for Windows users. Because we also have Mac computers on-site, we need a solution that handles these also.

What other advice do I have?

For anybody researching this type of solution, if you need one product for Windows, Mac, and Linux, then this is the best choice. This solution is very easy to use, and very easy to do the patching… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Ivanti SCCM before choosing this solution.
Taras Zaluzhnyi
Reseller
IT Security Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 12 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager. It is a very powerful tool for database administration and management. The support for Active Directory is good.

What needs improvement?

Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have worked with similar solutions including Zabbix, HPE Performance Manager, and Microsoft System Center Manager. I have good opinions of HPE and SolarWinds.

What other advice do I have?

There are several tools included in this solution including AppStack (Application Stack Management), PerfStack (Performance Analysis), and NetPath (Network Path Analysis). This is an open platform so if there is something that it does not… more »
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