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"I have found the interface and ease of use valuable features. Additionally, it is very easy to patch VMs and other systems, such a Linux. We are able to do patches even without the internet manually.""It is very easy to use, as well as extremely efficient and accurate.""Both in terms of features and operations, this is a good solution.""The most valuable features are device management and support for upgrading applications.""The solution is a good product and I have heard that the interface is more friendly than that of Windows."

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"Technical support is very helpful and very responsive.""The main, clear valuable feature is updating the latest, patches and updates from Windows. This is the main feature we really utilize a lot.""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.""This solution captures all the devices in our infrastructure.""It uses detailed descriptions of the workstations, and that is good for me.""We are happy with the collaboration of SCCM with Patch My PC, which allows us to do patch work.""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.""It's a stable product."

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Cons
"I would like to have better support for the application.""I tried to be a partner of Ivanti and, from this vantage point, the quotes are, perhaps, a bit high.""Customers sometimes ask about non-existent features, and we pass these requests on to Ivanti.""There are times when there is an update that causes some issues. These issues should be sorted out before the release.""The reports have to show the compliance level of the patching, which Ivanti does not provide."

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"The deployment process is lengthy and should be quicker to complete.""Based on my experience with SCCM 2016, the main, big issue is not having a good user-friendly environment. It needs much better GUI.""I currently need to increase my compliance level in the patching processes which this solution could improve on.""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.""I want the system to provide some dependency relations. I would also like to see the relationship between different machines.""SCCM does not scale well, which is one of the reasons we are not going to continue to use it.""In terms of the monitoring, the timeframe it takes to actually report back on the compliance of a device after it has been patched is a bit too long.""Devices like smartphones and tablets are managed very well on VMware, however, they are absent in SCCM. I could configure iPad from the VMware site and it was done very easily. It should be just as possible on SCCM."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For the one that works with SCCM, it is relatively inexpensive at $8 USD per node, yearly. The standalone product has two versions; the one that patches servers is about $45 USD annually and the version that patches workstations is about half that price at $22 USD."
  • "The solution is affordable."
  • "While the price is a bit high, it may be equitable with the features one gets with the product, such as that involving the interface."
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  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "Its licensing is quite complicated because we are getting the license not only for SCCM but for the full Microsoft package. We don't need to pay for a separate license. We need to have one license that includes everything we need, such as Windows, Microsoft 365, SCCM, encryption, and so on. So, we don't have a specific price for it. Perhaps, it is good that it includes the full suite of licensing of Microsoft. It is expensive, but we are getting a lot of features."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The solution is a good product and I have heard that the interface is more friendly than that of Windows.
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    While the price is a bit high, it may be equitable with the features one gets with the product, such as that involving the interface.
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    The pricing is a bit steep, although, as we can understand the features concerning the interface, it may be commensurate with the product's value. The product is geared towards really large… more »
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    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager takes knowledge and research to properly configure. The length of time that the set up will take depends on the kind of technical architecture that your… 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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    It is a very well-rounded product. It is a complete package with all the features using which we are able to manage our PCs very efficiently.
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    Also Known As
    Patch for Windows, Shavlik Patch for Windows
    System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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    Overview

    Ivanti Patch for Windows offers patch management that spans not only your physical and virtual servers, but workstations as well. Find online and offline systems, scan for missing patches, and deploy them. Then patch everything from the Windows OS; virtual machines (VMs), virtual templates, and even the ESXi hypervisor with the product’s deep integration with VMware; and your most vulnerable third-party apps - in one easy-to-use solution that keeps the business safe and IT free to focus on core business goals.

    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.

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    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider18%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Large Enterprise74%
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    Ivanti Patch for Windows is ranked 8th in Patch Management with 5 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Patch Management with 33 reviews. Ivanti Patch for Windows is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Ivanti Patch for Windows writes "Easy to use, robust, and the technical support is good". 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". Ivanti Patch for Windows is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, SolarWinds Patch Manager, Quest KACE Systems Management and GFI LanGuard, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Quest KACE Systems Management and Tanium. See our Ivanti Patch for Windows vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report.

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