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  • "You get what we call the Platform Edition, which you get for free. The patch service is maybe $0.50 per workstation per month. Then there's the basic server cost, which is about $1.50 per server per month. You also get into Lifecycle which does power management, OSD remote control, and those types of things, and that might be about 10 times the price - which works out to about $13 per server and, maybe $5 per workstation per month."
  • "The price is very fair."
  • "The price is reasonable, but our customers find it expensive."
  • "It is too costly. It is one of the best tools, but because of pricing, not all clients support it. Its licensing is on a yearly basis."
  • "The license is subscription-based."
  • "You are charged per server and per workstation when using BigFix. ManageEngine is a lot cheaper than BigFix. There are some additional costs, such as support."
  • "We have a subscription-based contract with BigFix."
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    The most valuable point is when you deploy an application, you have to make sure that the application has been deployed to all computers and that is working perfectly. This solution works well at… more »
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    You are charged per server and per workstation when using BigFix. ManageEngine is a lot cheaper than BigFix. There are some additional costs, such as support.
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    Tivoli Endpoint Manager
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    Overview

    HCL BigFix provides complete visibility and control into all endpoints through a single, collaborative endpoint management platform that enables IT/Security Operations to fully automate discovery, management and remediation of endpoints, whether they are on-prem or in the cloud, regardless of location or connectivity. BigFix bridges the gap between IT and Security Operations, drastically reducing remediation times and costs. With BigFix, enterprises can protect endpoints running Windows, UNIX, Linux, and macOS by achieving greater than 98% first-pass patch success rates and enabling continuous endpoint compliance. Unlike complex tools that cover a subset of endpoints and take days or weeks to remediate, BigFix can find and fix endpoints fast.

    Chef, is the leader in DevOps, driving collaboration through code to automate infrastructure, security, compliance and applications. Chef provides a single path to production making it faster and safer to add value to applications and meet the demands of the customer. Deployed broadly in production by the Global 5000 and used by more than half of the Fortune 500, Chef develops 100 percent of its software as open source under the Apache 2.0 license with no restrictions on its use. Chef Enterprise Automation Stack™, a commercial distribution, is developed solely from that open source code and unifies security, compliance, infrastructure and application automation with observability. Chef provides an unequaled developer experience for the Coded Enterprise by enabling users to express infrastructure, security policies and the application lifecycle as code, modernizing development, packaging and delivery of any application to any platform. For more information, visit http://chef.io and follow @chef.

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    Sample Customers
    US Foods, Penn State, St Vincent's Health US Foods, Sabadell Bank, SunTrust, Australia Sydney, Stemac, Capgemini, WNS Global Services, Jebsen & Jessen, CenterBeam, Strauss, Christian Hospital Centre, Brit Insurance, Career Education Corporation
    Facebook, Standard Bank, GE Capital, Nordstrom, Optum, Barclays, IGN, General Motors, Scholastic, Riot Games, NCR, Gap
    Top Industries
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    University14%
    Healthcare Company12%
    Retailer12%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    BigFix is ranked 4th in Configuration Management with 12 reviews while Chef is ranked 18th in Configuration Management. BigFix is rated 8.6, while Chef is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of BigFix writes "Very stable and easy to deploy with excellent patch compliance". On the other hand, BigFix is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Tanium, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services and Red Hat Satellite, whereas Chef is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Jenkins, BMC TrueSight Server Automation and Microsoft Azure DevOps.

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