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We performed a comparison between BigFix and ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Patch Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed BigFix vs. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus report (Updated: September 2022).
633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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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."
  • "The price of BigFix is better than the solutions. You are able to pay monthly or annually. There are not any hidden costs with BigFix. There is an additional cost for the SQL database."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable and essential features of BigFix are all of them, they are needed when serving the purpose of the desktop operation framework. We cannot run operations without patching or without… more »
    Top Answer:The price of BigFix could be lower. However, I am always seeking a lower price.
    Top Answer:BigFix can improve the way machines report back to the console. In the external relay management environment, it has become more of a hybrid environment with most of the machines not being on-site… more »
    Top Answer:The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches.
    Top Answer:There aren't really extra costs involved beyond licensing.
    Top Answer:The ability to do out of network patching needs to be added to the solution. For example, a lot of people are working from home now. It will take a lot of strength to make sure the patches are applied… more »
    Ranking
    3rd
    out of 25 in Patch Management
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    20,803
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    543
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    8.5
    12th
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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.

    Patch Manager Plus is a simple patch management tool that makes it easy to keep your network patched and secure. It is an endpoint patch management software that provides enterprises a single interface for automating all patch management tasks - from detecting missing patches to deploying patches - for Windows, Mac, Linux and 250+ third-party applications. Whether you have one computer or hundred, they can all be patched at the same time from a single point of console.

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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
    IKEA Honda UNICEF The University of Georgia Evander
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company13%
    Retailer11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    University11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
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    BigFix is ranked 3rd in Patch Management with 20 reviews while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 12th in Patch Management. BigFix is rated 8.6, while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus 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 CrowdStrike Falcon, whereas ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with ManageEngine Desktop Central, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, GFI LanGuard and Ivanti Patch for Windows.

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