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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"It is a very good solution. It has a good interface and is easy to use. On top of that, it is very reliable in terms of distribution as well as getting the report.""We have found the scalability to be quite good.""SCCM does everything from A to Z for a Windows operating system.""The technical support is good.""We're a Microsoft-centric organization, so we are happy with the integration between products.""The initial setup is fairly straightforward.""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.""The solution is stable."

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"Threat hunting is a very good feature on Tanium. We have just started using it and have not used it extensively.""I'm not so familiar with the tool but I like the interaction of the console to the picture. Patching is the primary model I have been focusing on for the last couple of weeks. So I have created a proof of concept environment and have been checking the available features.""The security features are very valuable.""For incident response tasks, all these tasks can get done in minutes with minimal disruption to the end-user."

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Cons
"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.""They need to improve the support for the Mac operating system.""It would be nice to have everything in one place. Now they have Intune for the desktops and SCCM to handle their servers.""One area of improvement is regarding the patching of Office 365 products. We have some difficulties on this side, and it can be improved.""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.""The solution is on-premises. The cloud version of the product, if a person needs to be on the cloud, would be InTune, which already exists as an option. SCCM doesn't need to offer cloud features for this reason.""The main room for improvement is the on-screen display. I think it would be good if some improvements were made.""The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool."

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"The solution lacks mobility.""Most of the time, agent-relative issues have to be more equipped with self-healing features. At times, the agent is there, but for some reason, it doesn't report a status. It gives certain problems that are obviously agent-based.""The performance could improve in future releases. We have had performance issues in specialized web environments, but overall I think the problems are less than 2% of the computer systems being used.""The solution can give a lot of false positives."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "There is an annual license required to use this solution."
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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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    Threat hunting is a very good feature on Tanium. We have just started using it and have not used it extensively.
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    The performance could improve in future releases. We have had performance issues in specialized web environments, but overall I think the problems are less than 2% of the computer systems being used.
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    Tanium is used for network security. We can acquire files, detect malicious file-related activities, and process-related activities in our environment.
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    Also Known As
    System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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    Overview

    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.

    Tanium Endpoint Platform reduces security risk, improves agility & increases efficiency, a fundamentally new approach to endpoint security's threat detection, indicent response, vulnerability assessment and configuration compliance & with management's software distribution, asset utilization, asset inventory and patch management.

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    Sample Customers
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
    JPMorgan Chase, eBay, Amazon, US Bank, MetLife, pwc, Cerner, Delphi, MGM Grand, New York Life
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 33 reviews while Tanium is ranked 9th in Server Monitoring with 4 reviews. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0, while Tanium is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "A stable systems management software product with useful package deployment and application deployment features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tanium writes "Great inventory tool that that scans well for vulnerabilities and offers minimal end-user disruption". Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and AWS Systems Manager, whereas Tanium is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, BigFix, ServiceNow Discovery and Carbon Black CB Defense. See our Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium report.

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