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Pros
"They've been adding some new features lately, which I'm not nearly as familiar with, but the ability to just deploy patches and exempt certain machines from certain patches is helpful. For instance, for our servers, we may not want to roll out zero-day patches. We are able to exempt those and make sure that they don't get those policies. We've got certain servers that have to run a particular version of Java, and being able to exempt those servers from receiving Java updates is pretty fantastic.""The biggest improvement to our organization involves the reduction in its man hours... We've probably saved hundreds of hours.""The flexibility in creating tools to make changes on remote machines is most valuable to me. The reporting feature is also fantastic because on any given day I can bring up a list of machines that don't have patches, for example. Or I can bring up a list of machines that are in my environment on a certain day. The solution helps me with not only my own role, and what I look for internally myself, but it also helps during audits. I can go in and look at the number of machines in there, and their owners and timelines. It certainly helps tell a story for anything that IT requires.""It's super easy to use and we haven't found anything easier.""Previously, we would run a report, scan it, and compare it. We were spending 15 to 30 minutes a month on each machine on this stuff because you would find stuff that wasn't up to date, then you had to fix it. This solution takes that time down to minutes. Automox saves us easily many hours a month.""The fact that it's just one product that can patch multiple operating systems is really great.""It's easy to deploy agents to endpoints.""Coming from prior solutions that were a lot more effort, Automox's patch management abilities are transformational. When I took over patching at my company, they were using on-premise architecture to patch. As the workforce shifted from being in the office into their home offices, I was able to lift and shift with no effort other than deploying the new agent out into the environment."

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"The most valuable feature is that I am able to patch third-party solutions.""It is helpful to patch and scan vulnerabilities.""The solution is easy to use and integrates well with other operating systems.""The most valuable features in GFI LanGuard are patch management and vulnerability assessment.""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 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.""The initial setup was easy.""The most useful features of GFI LanGuard are vulnerability assessment and patching solutions."

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"We would like to see additional detailed reporting for Service providers like us. We had to build our own reports via their APIs to meet our needs.""It should have integrated workstation access. So, there should be a remote desktop feature.""The only thing that we've ever truly wanted is an onsite repository. Currently, all updates are provided directly from the internet. So, if you have 1,000 devices, all 1,000 devices go directly out to the internet. We would love the option of being able to put the updates on local storage so that we're not consuming as much bandwidth. That is literally the only thing that we've ever wanted.""Asset management would be a great feature to add to Automox. We would run easier scripts or more out of the box scripts that would help us in audits. \""The stability has come a long way from what it was like when it started and now it's really good.""They need to improve the automation features.""There should be better inventory capabilities. Right now, they only allow you to have insight into software out-of-the-box. It would be nice to also extend that into custom inventory that can be modified and managed by the practitioner.""The biggest area they need to fix, without a doubt, is the ability to copy and sync profiles and worklets between all of the organizations you manage, and the ability to have top-level user access control across all of the companies that you manage."

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"GFI LanGuard can improve by adding more modules, such as asset control or asset inventory.""GFI LanGuard has some technical limitations with machines.""GFI LanGuard can improve by adding asset tracking.""The version we are using only allows one person to use it at a time and does not allow multi-users.""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.""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.""GFI LanGuard could improve the rollback feature. If we have installed the wrong we have had some issues with the rollback function. Additionally, more input from GFI LanGuard for the custom software push install."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We are on the premium licensing, which is the one that has the API capability that we use."
  • "There are no additional costs in addition to the extended licensing fees with Automox. You get your support and your per endpoint license with what you purchased."
  • "For all these software tools, it is usually a subscription model. There is a monthly charge that we need to pass along to our clients because we are doing all this for their benefit. It is only a couple of bucks a month per computer, and that is a low enough price point where our clients, without exception, have accepted it, and said, "This is great. We will pay that. It sounds like a worthwhile thing.""
  • "The pricing and licensing costs have been great for us... My advice to others who are evaluating or thinking of implementing Automox is to give it a shot. If a free trial is still available, definitely use it, because it makes life a lot easier."
  • "The product is a great value."
  • "Automox just charges us a set amount per user, per month, for using the product. That is very important to us. Because it's a cloud-native solution, you're saving on the cost of hosting an on-premises solution on your servers."
  • "We're doing it annually directly through Automox. It is per endpoint. It is $2 and some change per endpoint, but I believe the cost is right around $28,000. Everything is covered in this fee."
  • "Its licensing for a year was nine grand. There was no additional fee."
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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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It's easy to deploy agents to endpoints.
    Top Answer:We do pay a monthly licensing fee. I'd rate the pricing as average. It's not cheap yet not too expensive. You can also pay for more support if you require them to provide consultancy services.
    Top Answer:They need to improve the automation features. It could be more stable.
    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

    Facing growing threats and a rapidly expanding attack surface, understaffed and alert-fatigued organizations need more efficient ways to eliminate their exposure to vulnerabilities. Automox is a modern cyber hygiene platform that closes the aperture of attack by more than 80% with just half the effort of traditional solutions.

    Cloud-based and globally available, Automox enforces OS & third-party patch management, security configurations, and custom scripting across Windows, Mac, and Linux from a single intuitive console. IT and SecOps can quickly gain control and share visibility of on-prem, remote and virtual endpoints without the need to deploy costly infrastructure.

    Automox dramatically reduces corporate risk while raising operational efficiency to deliver best-in-class security outcomes, faster and with fewer resources.

    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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    Automox is ranked 12th in Patch Management with 1 review while GFI LanGuard is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 7 reviews. Automox is rated 8.8, while GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Automox writes "Easy to use and deploy agents but needs more stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of GFI LanGuard writes "A scalable, competitively priced solution with a good ROI and easy setup process ". Automox is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Configuration Manager, BigFix, Qualys VMDR and Tanium, whereas GFI LanGuard is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Microsoft Configuration Manager and BigFix.

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