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"With BMC, we even configured applications, like IE or things that were Java-related. When we scheduled the jobs, it worked fine. It saved us time and there was no need for resources to monitor them."

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"We have found the scalability to be quite good.""The initial setup is fairly straightforward.""It's a stable product.""It uses detailed descriptions of the workstations, and that is good for me.""The major features of this product are the reporting tools. The most valuable features are package deployment and application deployment. Security management is also good because any vulnerability will be identified, and you can fix it. It's the best tool because you never know what kind of client you will have. For example, you may have your offices in low bandwidth remote areas. But it's achievable because it accommodates the bandwidth that you have available. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is an excellent reporting tool for your environment. If you want to know the details about the hardware configuration, software configuration, what is causing a problem, or when a new feature update comes in for Windows, even that goes on SCCM itself. A lot of deployment stuff.""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.""I have found the solution to be scalable. We have around 50,000 users using the solution.""The ability to make collections and deploy to them has been great."

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"Another area for improvement is group scheduling if I'm trying to do all the servers. For example, if I want to do all the 2012 Servers - since the patches are the same for all of them - I can't do so.""Without any knowledge of the product, we used the KB articles to start working. As a result, we definitely did not have full knowledge of BMC BladeLogic... They need to provide a minimum of knowledge with training on YouTube or somewhere else.""There is no option to see all the servers we patch and we cannot find what the server status is. Of course, we can what has been completed and what is pending and which servers have failed, but we cannot find server status from the BMC tool. For example, is the RDP up or not. We are using separate scripts for that."

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"Microsoft should extend support for additional platforms.""The App to upgrades to the server needs to be improved.""The analysis is something that can be integrated. Their report analysis can be improved a little bit due to the fact that most of the time complaints policies are saved by the admins. It's something that we need to look into and search for.""Based on my experience with SCCM 2016, the main, big issue is not having a good user-friendly environment. It needs much better GUI.""The operations could be faster and you need some patience with this tool.""I would like to see more automation.""They should improve their anti-malware policies like the SCEP policies. For instance, you can't have different policies for different servers, there is only one policy in all the servers, and everything is covered under that. For example, say you want to scan one group of servers on Saturday, and then you want to scan another group of servers on Sunday, you can't do that. You have to scan all your servers, a regular scan or a full scan, on the same day and at the same time. That's definitely one thing they need to resolve. In the next release, it would actually be nice if they included Apple products. It will also help if you can use Intune again. Their compliance reporting feature could also be better. They can maybe work a bit on that for patching now. It would be better if SCCM came with the functions of Right Click Tools built-in. If SCCM would have all those functions already built-in, we won't have to go and spend $5,000, just as an add-in from another company to get those functions.""It would be nice to have everything in one place. Now they have Intune for the desktops and SCCM to handle their servers."

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  • "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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    Also Known As
    TrueSight Server Automation, BladeLogic Server Automation, BladeLogic Automation Suite
    System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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    Overview

    BladeLogic Server Automation allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers. 

    ·         Threat remediation: Combine with BMC SecOps Response Service to link vulnerabilities to identified patches and create a remediation plan

    ·         Compliance: Integrates role-based access control, pre-configured policies for CIS, DISA, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, NIST, and SCAP, documentation, and remediation

    ·         Provisioning: Supports unattended installs and image-based, script-based, or template-based provisioning

    ·         Configuration: Consistently manage change and configuration activities across a broad range of server environments with one tool

    ·         Reporting: Assess change impact or complete an audit using multiple dashboard views

    ·         Patching: Supports and follows maintenance window guidelines to ensure timely delivery of patches

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    State of Michigan, Fujitsu FSAS, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, SAP
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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    Large Enterprise92%
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    BMC TrueSight Server Automation is ranked 15th in Configuration Management with 1 review while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Configuration Management with 33 reviews. BMC TrueSight Server Automation is rated 6.0, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Server Automation writes "Saves time over manual patching but needs better integration with security products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "A stable systems management software product with useful package deployment and application deployment features". BMC TrueSight Server Automation is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, HashiCorp Terraform and Chef, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows and Quest KACE Systems Management.

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