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"Atera has helped me to provide more accurate solutions based on a given problem. For example, we base our solutions on event scenarios, like the alerts. We identify that there's a series of problems occurring in a particular area from the information provided by the alerts.""I would say it's the number one tool for all ITMS.""It's very easy to use, not just for me, but even for people who have claimed, "I'm not very good at IT." Once you have it installed and you have it set up, it pretty much works by itself. It really helps you do what you need to do. It's easy to use for a beginner, compared to some of the other larger RMMs that are a little bit more complicated.""There are a lot fewer hardware replacements. Once people migrated from old style hard disks over to SSDs, you have things like hard disks filling up faster. So, I run a script to clear out all the waste, e.g., all the temporary files and downloads. A lot of our business runs through a custom web application that we built. This involves people downloading a lot of PDFs and Excel files, and not just having them sitting in folders. With Atera, I can just go through and clean the temporary files out.""I really like the Shared Script Library and automation tasks which they have implemented... because all the Atera users in the community can share their scripts and their automation tasks knowledge. The same goes for the Shared SNMP Template Library.""Atera saves money. A trip to the customer costs between $20 to $30. Then, you need to charge the customer $20 to $30 for the travel. However, if you are doing this work remotely, then you are not driving. This makes the process easier and saves money for you and the customer. For example, if it is just one machine, then the savings comes out to $50 to $60. If we are talking about a huge client, who has hundreds of machines and is changing their infrastructure, that is a lot of money.""The most valuable features of this solution are automatic batch matching and unattended support access.""Atera has saved our organization money. We look at Atera as an extra employee that we only pay about $300 a month. This is incredible savings over having to hire somebody to do all the tasks that Atera performs for us."

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"The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions.""The most valuable features of GFI LanGuard are the vulnerability assessment, it provides us with substantial insight into what applications are running on the endpoint systems and what vulnerabilities are there in the running applications. The second would be the assets tracking. I'm able to see in the network whether my endpoint server is operating and if all the other IT equipment is running in the environment. Additionally, GFI LanGuard is not heavy on system resources. It gives a competitive advantage over others.""It is helpful to patch and scan vulnerabilities.""The initial setup was easy.""I like that the solution can block users from unnecessarily putting devices on the network.""This product is a great solution at a great price as long as it is only going to be used for a local area network.""The most valuable features in GFI LanGuard are patch management and vulnerability assessment.""The most valuable feature of GFI LanGuard is its email spam feature."

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"I also use Apple Zoho, which does not require you to download anything. You can get help from Zoho. Atera, on the other hand, requires you to download an applet.""There is definitely room for improvement with its automation capabilities.""The mobility of Atera is also a feature which needs to be addressed so that it can be used on iPads, iPhones and things of this nature. I would also like to see an agent included on these devices so that I can monitor, maintain and manage them.""It will be interesting if Atera can integrate all kinds of products. In North America, there are a lot of resellers, like Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Arrow Electronics, etc. It would be amazing if Atera could integrate with these products. If they could integrate with these products for MSPs, it would be much easier. Then, if you are buying something, and need to add something, you don't need to jump from place to place because this is a very quick sales instrument for use on a daily basis.""Having more freedom to perform identity access management would be great.""The solution is scalable. However, in the past, we did have some issues.""The chat solutions need improvement because we first need to connect to the customer. This needs to improve so that there is a particular feature that can provide support to customers even if they are not connected to a computer.""The one thing that could do with improvement is the reporting. This is from someone who worked in an MSP, where I would want to run a report and be able to just present that to a client."

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"GFI LanGuard can improve by adding asset tracking.""GFI LanGuard can improve by adding more modules, such as asset control or asset inventory.""GFI LanGuard has some technical limitations with machines.""This solution is limited to the local area network only and cannot manage remote devices.""The documentation on how to use this solution in a Linux environment is not clear, which is something that should be improved because it is complicated.""When you want to uninstall software from an endpoint, sometimes it becomes very problematic.""The only drawback with GFI LanGuard is that you cannot directly integrate it from the Outlook email; instead, you have to first log in to the site to make changes.""The version we are using only allows one person to use it at a time and does not allow multi-users."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Atera happened to have the best pricing model."
  • "The value of the product is perfect, neither cheap nor expensive. I think it is the right rate. It would be awesome if it continued to be the same price because it is a great solution that I like. I like it because I'm not paying per device. I have some customers on monthly contracts and some of them are on break'n fix. If I have a client who is on break'n fix, and they need to pay per agent, then I am losing money. If they were ever to change structures, going to pay-per-device model, then I would need to think about changing to something else."
  • "With Atera, the more you add, the cheaper the cost of the additional endpoints will be."
  • "Our company is a startup. The initial reason I looked into Atera was the fact that you pay by the technician, not per-device. That means you are able to jump right in with a service without having a large overhead."
  • "Atera's pricing stays fixed and predictable, enabling us to add more customers and unlimited monitored devices. We still have a number of clients who fit a break/fix IT model. This is something where clients are complaining more about having to pay extra month-by-month for technology services. With Atera's model, we don't have to be going out and asking for more from clients each month. Right now, with where we are at in terms of scale, this is very important to us."
  • "One of the biggest issues I face is the need to pay per technician. I've dealt with other platforms that you need to have 250-500 devices. Even though the cost declines as the number of devices a person has increases, they still require you to pay for 250 or 500, respectively. With Atera, the number doesn't matter as you always pay the same amount. I approximate that Atera saves me $100 per week."
  • "As an internal IT, it's gold right there. It is money in the bank."
  • "It comes with unlimited devices, so the fixed price cost is taken out of my budget. So, I'm all good."
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  • "GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there."
  • "We are a gold partner and we receive favorable discounts. The price of GFI LanGuard is competitive. When you evaluate other solutions, such as ManageEngine."
  • "GFI LanGuard cost approximately $1,000 annually to use the solution."
  • "On a scale of one to five, with one being expensive and five being competitive, I would rate the price as a four."
  • "GFI LanGuard isn't expensive."
  • "I rate the pricing of GFI LanGuard a four out of five."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable features of this solution are automatic batch matching and unattended support access.
    Top Answer:I also use Apple Zoho, which does not require you to download anything. You can get help from Zoho. Atera, on the other hand, requires you to download an applet.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of GFI LanGuard is its email spam feature.
    Top Answer:The only drawback with GFI LanGuard is that you cannot directly integrate it from the Outlook email; instead, you have to first log in to the site to make changes. Instead of directly white listing or… more »
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    Overview

    Atera offers a comprehensive solution for MSPs and IT Professionals. The platform provides in one integrated solution: full remote monitoring and management (RMM), PSA, remote access, patch management, billing, reports, and so much more! Atera’s disruptive pricing model also helps managed IT service providers scale their business while providing continued best-in-class service. All plans include unlimited devices, meaning you only pay per technician.Everything you need, in one easy-to-use platform

    • Thousands of paying users in over 75 countries
    • Free 30-day trial, no credit card or commitment required
    • No hidden fees or restrictions, all plans include unlimited devices
    • Seamless integration with your favorite IT tools including: Splashtop, AnyDesk, TeamViewer, and ScreenConnect

    What can Atera do for you?

    • Improve Efficiency. Atera delivers customers the tool suite for IT management. Everything you need in an all-in-one, easy-to-use platform.
    • Automation. Set alerts and proactively prevent issues for your clients. Minimize time spent on manual tasks and spend more time on what matters most, serving your customers.
    • Disruptive Pricing, Unlimited Devices. Per technician-based pricing with unlimited servers and workstations means you can cover it all, at one fixed price.

    GFI LanGuard enables complete patch management of security and non-security patches to Microsoft operating systems, Mac OS X, major Linux distributions and third-party applications. It can also automate patching for all major web browsers too.

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    MSPs, IT consultants, and IT departments worldwide trust and use Atera. 
    BayView Medical Clinic, FrugalBrothers Software, Zaw, National Theatre, American Red Cross
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government7%
    Construction Company5%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Government7%
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    Small Business100%
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise41%
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    Small Business75%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise8%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Atera is ranked 10th in Patch Management with 1 review while GFI LanGuard is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 7 reviews. Atera is rated 9.2, while GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Atera writes "Reasonably priced, simple to install, and performs well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GFI LanGuard writes "A scalable, competitively priced solution with a good ROI and easy setup process ". Atera is most compared with NinjaOne, Datto Remote Monitoring and Management, N-able N-central, Microsoft Configuration Manager and ConnectWise Automate, whereas GFI LanGuard is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Microsoft Configuration Manager, BigFix and Ivanti Patch for Endpoint Manager.

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