"The Smart Groups have been very beneficial for quick reporting when a critical, out of cycle patch is required."
"One of the most valuable features is the ability to apply apply granular level restrictions to our machines, making them easy to manage remotely from the backend."
"The user interface is great."
"Automating the refresh of the devices is huge for both sides of the end-user experience."
"Microsoft SSO integration allows us to set up email remotely for users without them having to do anything other than entering their password."
"Navigation is straightforward. It's not hard to create policies and manage the device. It's a lot simpler to create smart groups, view inventory, and see what the estate looks like."
"Being able to easily deploy apps and patches to our client computers with minimal hands-on time from our techs has been huge."
"We have been able to keep our tech department lean and mean, maximizing our efficiency by utilizing Jamf to set up our iPads for us, rather than installing each app one at a time."
"I like its ease of use. It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments. If you incorporate Intune into it, you can have both. You can bring your own devices and corporate devices, and everything runs out of SCCM and Intune."
"We are happy with the collaboration of SCCM with Patch My PC, which allows us to do patch work."
"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."
"Technical support is very helpful and very responsive."
"The technical support is good."
"This solution captures all the devices in our infrastructure."
"The product is useful for patch management."
"I have found the solution to be scalable. We have around 50,000 users using the solution."
"Jamf does not go beyond Apple."
"The product is pretty good as-is, but if anything could be improved I would say the UI could perhaps be a bit simpler. A mobile app to complement the web-based version, to perform specific tasks, would be nice to have - a good example of what I mean is the "Pulseway" MDM for Windows, they have a very useful and user-friendly mobile app."
"We face issues when we do not have a script and have to write a script, we need to create extension attributes."
"In some places, GUI could be more reactive."
"Every once in a blue moon, we wind up with a rarely-seen superbug that takes support weeks to months to solve."
"Technical support is in need of improvement."
"The patch management is not automated in any way, and you have to do a lot of manual work to upload the current version of applications."
"It would be nice if Jamf added an onboarding tool integrated into Jamf Connect during the automated DEP enrollment workflow. It would also improve the user experience if Jamf integrated native macOS notifications, with the option to interact within the notification center."
"It is a bit of an old and outdated product."
"Could do with some cosmetic improvements on the user interface."
"One area of improvement is regarding the patching of Office 365 products. We have some difficulties on this side, and it can be improved."
"The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool."
"Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms."
"The ability to integrate MDM would be great."
"They need to improve the support for the Mac operating system."
"They should improve their anti-malware policies like the SCEP policies. For instance, you can't have different policies for different servers, there is only one policy in all the servers, and everything is covered under that. For example, say you want to scan one group of servers on Saturday, and then you want to scan another group of servers on Sunday, you can't do that. You have to scan all your servers, a regular scan or a full scan, on the same day and at the same time. That's definitely one thing they need to resolve. In the next release, it would actually be nice if they included Apple products. It will also help if you can use Intune again. Their compliance reporting feature could also be better. They can maybe work a bit on that for patching now. It would be better if SCCM came with the functions of Right Click Tools built-in. If SCCM would have all those functions already built-in, we won't have to go and spend $5,000, just as an add-in from another company to get those functions."
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
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.”
Jamf Pro is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 42 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 33 reviews. Jamf Pro is rated 9.4, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Jamf Pro writes "Good workflow automation that we use to create a zero-touch onboarding for our users". 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". Jamf Pro is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM), ManageEngine Desktop Central and Google Cloud Identity, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and ServiceNow Discovery.
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