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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Identity vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"Cloud Identity is scalable enough for our needs. It's serving more than 3,000 users in our organization.""I think the first thing that is great is that it gives you a lot of features, like login, and then vaulted passwords and secure LDAP. It becomes easier for the end customer to leverage all those features without going to a higher SKU of G Suite.""One of the most useful features was the single sign-on. You can use it as an identity provider or service provider. And you can use their organization unit feature to enable or disable some of the features for a specific group of users.""Google is always on its own. Google Cloud Identity is pretty good on every point.""It's easy to set up.""The most valuable feature is the performance.""The most valuable feature is that you can manage users from one central location."

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"ManageEngine Desktop Central automatically alerts you if there are newer releases or updates. You do not have to go to their website and check.""The centralized control of all of our Windows hardware that this solution offers has been most valuable to our organization.""All of Desktop Central's features are valuable, especially its simplicity.""Everything is easily centralized and managed under this one product.""The patch management aspect of the solution is the most valuable part for us.""I like being able to image over the network. That's a nice feature that it has. Patch management is pretty decent on it as well.""The ability to run event viewer, task manager, services, command, file browser, certificate all remotely without interrupting users is the most valuable aspect. Software deployment and prohibiting, allowing us to standardize on the software that has been deployed through the environment and then prohibiting illegal software such as torrent applications has been valuable.""One of the benefits of Desktop Central is it made the provisioning process simpler because now we have a provisioning package. We have around 1,500 laptops at the moment and all these PCs were provisioned by a provisioning package. In the provisioning package, we have integrated every aspect of renaming, deploying applications, patching, etc., so we simply execute the provisioning package and as soon as it's executed, it will install the management agent. Once the agent is installed, it will take care of all the tasks, so we don't have to sit in front of the computer to prepare the machine. This really helps us to provision the PC quickly with our agent."

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Cons
"Technical support is slow.""In the next release, I would like to see integration with different systems, mainly wireless SIEMS and other analytical systems that we want to introduce.""The interface could be more user-friendly.""The one place it could be improved is the password vaulting. The password vaulting does not prevent the admins from reading users' passwords, and that's a debate.""The pricing for this solution is a little bit higher than AWS and others, which is something that should be improved.""They are going ahead and adding a few more things to the Google Cloud premium edition. Their stock management and remote computer management can be improved.""If you want to set up some alerts, you don't have much control over the configuration. You have to use their default alerts. And they only provide alerts for certain activities, so you cannot customize those. Monitoring isn't very helpful either."

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"Improvement of the chats on the web communication through the WAN would be helpful.""I would like to see them come out with a SaaS version of the product in the future.""The pricing is lower than other well-respected solutions in this category.""The solution lacks some configuration.""Computer imaging is powerful but breaks frequently. The reason for this breaking is not clear and requires heavy amounts of attention to keep operational. There is a lot of room for this tool to do more but the reliability of this process should be focused on first to ensure core competencies are being fixed before more features are added.""The team should work on improving the stability, particularly with massive patches deployment, clients are not 100% getting patches and the information provided by the system does not help; more detailed report would be very useful.""Compared to the solution we use to manage our Mac products, this solution lacks the ability to create dynamic groups. We would like the ability, for example, for machines which have been upgraded to form part of a grouping based on this upgrade.""ManageEngine Desktop Central should keep up with some of the features that other major vendors are providing, such as Microsoft."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The fees are paid monthly and there are no additional costs other than the licensing fees."
  • "When I worked on Cloud Identity, they offered a free or enterprise version. You can synchronize and create up to 100 user identities in the free version. After that, you have to purchase a business or enterprise license. In that model, you'll be charged based on the number of users."
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  • "The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get."
  • "Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs."
  • "I have been using the free version and am in the stage where I have to decide if I will proceed with the paid license, or instead choose another product."
  • "We pay about $250 a year for our license."
  • "The solution is very affordable."
  • "We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."
  • "The pricing is very low, compared to other products. Compared to Intune or SCCM, it's much less. I can say it's a good product for less of a price."
  • "Affordable for any customer."
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    Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer… more »
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    ManageEngine Desktop Central is very easy to set up, is scalable, stable, and also has very good patch management. What I like most about ManageEngine is that I can log on to every PC very easily and… more »
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    The initial setup is pretty straightforward.
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    The pricing of the solution could be better. The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions. Right now, it's not the best.
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    Also Known As
    Cloud Identity, Cloud Identity Premium
    Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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    Overview

    Cloud Identity is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) product. It offers the identity services and endpoint administration that are available in G Suite as a stand-alone product. As an administrator, you can use Cloud Identity to manage your users, apps, and devices from a central location - the Google Admin console.

    A web-based windows desktop management software that helps in managing 1000s of desktops from a central location. It can manage desktops both in LAN and across WAN. It automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches, and service packs, standardize the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc. In simple terms, it helps administrators to automate, standardize, secure, and audit their windows network.

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    Sample Customers
    ExtraHop Networks, HealthChannels
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government6%
    Media Company5%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Identity vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Cloud Identity is ranked 8th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 7 reviews while ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 4th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 22 reviews. Google Cloud Identity is rated 7.6, while ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Identity writes "You don't need much expertise or previous experience to work with it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Desktop Central writes "Useful for patching and software deployment, but needs a proactive remediation feature ". Google Cloud Identity is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory, VMware Workspace ONE and Oracle Identity Cloud Service, whereas ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus and ConnectWise Automate. See our Google Cloud Identity vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central report.

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