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"Clear visibility regarding the status of the endpoint."

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"The single pane of glass for managing devices is helpful because it allows me to perform updates and control things without having to disturb the doctors or nurses.""This solution makes it easy to control assets and upgrade all types of software.""The Systems Deployment Appliance is magical when it comes to automating deployment... Not only can we have multiple images, specific to end-users' uses, but we have a plethora of post-installation tasks to install or configure the system, tasks that can be re-used for each system. You just have one basic base image, and then you use the post-install tasks to customize everything else. It is amazing.""The most valuable feature of KACE is the mass package deployment. There are a lot of endpoint management solutions in the market. The way KACE responds is with the installation management feature, which is done in a very intelligent way, as well as scripting. It's wow. It's really wow. On top of that, there is a mass undeployment feature as well.""With KACE, we were able to have a simplification of the software deployment management with more granularity and flexibility.""Asset management is most valuable. It is essential for all customers. The other features are also useful, but asset management is most important.""The big pros of Quest KACE Systems Management are its simple interface, and simple, direct management. It's very easy to maintain and manage the device, and it's easy to get it up and running. You can have it up and running in an hour...""Using this solution saves us lots of time, especially when it comes to performing updates."

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"Inability to configure a rule-based management."

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"When we have to do a rebuild on these machines, although it is rare, I would like to be able to do more than 10 at a time. With the current limit, it slows me down because I have to set up 10, then the next 10, and so forth.""The only pain point I have is with their salespeople. They call too often. They're too aggressive in trying to upsell. We know what we need, and we know if we want to expand. I don't mind quarterly calls from them, but sometimes, it is weekly. They need to get their sales team under control. The main goal of their support people and professional services is to make sure they deliver the service, and they deliver it well, whereas their salespeople are so interested in making a sale that they're wasting my time.""KACE implemented the possibility of reducing the network speed of the KACE agent. You can set it so that it takes whatever network speed you want or you can set it to 5 Mb, to save network speed. You set it for all the computers, but it would be preferable to separate between VPN connections in our home office and the local area. It would be great to be able to set separate speeds for different VLANs.""The initial setup was complex. It is a Linux-based virtual server, where the customer cannot get into the back-end, so you can only follow their prompts. Then, there are specific things that have to be done in their implementation and upgrade phases that have to be done in a certain order or steps. If you don't get those steps right, the system doesn't work. I think that either simplifying that process or providing really good step-by-step documentation would be helpful.""What could be improved is the possibility to use replicas in a secure way outside our network in order to maintain the machines that never connect to our corporate network.""There is always room for improvement. However, the system does most of what we need at this moment.""Scalability is my primary concern right now.""There should be a mini toolbox, like the competitors of KACE have, with the small features for KACE administrators. That would make their lives easier. If you are troubleshooting a specific endpoint, remote control is available as is Wake-on-LAN. But if you want to execute some commands, you have to use a third-party tool, the PS tool. If they would integrate those small things, it would make KACE more powerful."

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  • "We need it, so we have to pay the price. It is what it is. If you need a gallon of milk, then you have to pay the price for it. You don't want to buy the cheap stuff. You want to buy the stuff that is organic and good for your body, which doesn't have all this other junk in it. You want it clean for your body. Quest has done that for our deployment and management systems."
  • "The pricing and licensing are good. It's worth it."
  • "Licensing is done on a per device basis, so it's dependent on how many agents you've got installed."
  • "Its pricing model is good for what it offers. Nobody here gives me a hard time about renewing the contract every year. It might be a little cost prohibitive for a smaller company who has to stand up a virtual environment as well as have virtual environment licensing and the hardware. If you have a smaller environment, it might be cost prohibitive. If you only have a couple of hundred computers, you might be more willing to do those manually. In our environment, the cost savings of having KACE far outweigh the licensing costs. We are okay with its pricing model."
  • "We buy consulting fees from Software Factory, then we pay extra for it."
  • "We are a university. So, we have a very good price for the system. I think the price for the system is worth it because of the security patch management. The security patch management is very important for us. The price is very good for KACE SMA, the functionality you get, and the patch management."
  • "We are also saving on the licensing fee, compared to other endpoint management solutions."
  • "The pricing and licensing are absolutely fair."
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    Overview

    With Ivanti Patch for Endpoints, your enterprise can discover, assess, and remediate thousands of client systems comprehensively, consistently, and regularly, based on policies you define and without saturating your network or disrupting user productivity.

    The KACE Systems Management Appliance provides a growing organization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of the organization's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

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    InfoPro Digital, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
    Waypoint, Mattos Filho, Meetic, Gems Education, Green Clinic HealthSystem, Service King
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    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Financial Services Firm3%
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    University28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise48%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Ivanti Patch for Endpoints is ranked 11th in Patch Management with 1 review while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 2nd in Patch Management with 27 reviews. Ivanti Patch for Endpoints is rated 8.0, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Ivanti Patch for Endpoints writes "Helps us detect vulnerabilities; provides clear visibility, suitable for small to medium size companies". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest KACE Systems Management writes "We can see everything for the endpoint management of devices using a single interface". Ivanti Patch for Endpoints is most compared with GFI LanGuard and Kaseya VSA, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, BigFix, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Micro Focus ZENworks Configuration Management.

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