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DX Infrastructure Manager vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
July 2022
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"Great out-of-the-box capability.""One of the things that I like about DX Infrastructure is that the topology is good enough to see what is happening in the infrastructure. You also get alerts if something is happening in the network. There are many features and benefits. It is serving our customers in knowing exactly how their network is performing in terms of reliability. It also helps them in planning the capacity. They know how much bandwidth the branches are consuming."

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"It's helped us solve problems surrounding patching, installing, and reporting different patches, etc., on the virtual machines.""It does the job and meets our needs. With everybody working remotely these days, we are using this solution to deploy everything. The deployment of PCs is easy.""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 works well for the endpoints for the customer I'm consulting. It has a bunch of knobs, and you can tune it to do lots of things.""It's a stable product.""Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is very scalable.""We are happy with the collaboration of SCCM with Patch My PC, which allows us to do patch work.""It is easy to install, and quick to deploy."

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"The company has not kept pace with developments.""The only challenge that I have with this solution is the reporting part. The users are not really comfortable with the kind of reports they are getting. Sometimes, they want to see reports in their own format. Customizing those reports with Jasper is not very easy. It could be because of the knowledge gap. If you have the knowledge of how Jasper can be configured to suit customer requirements in terms of reporting, it is good. There was a time a customer complained about one issue related to Netflow analysis. Broadcom has a separate model for that, but the customer wanted everything bundled together. It could also have IP management so that I am able to see or analyze IPs so that the IPs that are already in use don't get assigned."

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"One area of improvement is regarding the patching of Office 365 products. We have some difficulties on this side, and it can be improved.""There is no asset management package included.""The solution could improve the functionality for automating, license management. Additionally, more and better-looking reports are needed.""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.""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.""The TSM component could be improved.""The database should be made to be more stable and robust, but not so much the configuration."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "CAD $400,000 annually."
  • "Customers pay for the license and the support."
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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
    DX Infrastructure Manager for Z Systems and CA UIM for zSystems, CA UIM (DX Infrastructure Manager), CA Nimsoft Monitor, CA UIM, DX Infrastructure Manager
    System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM
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    Overview

    CA UIM provides a single, unified platform that allows you to monitor your entire IT environment, both inside and outside the data center. It offers the ease-of-use and simplicity associated with point IT monitoring tools, featuring a unique powerful architecture with a lightweight footprint. At the same time, it delivers enterprise scalability and multi-tenancy that power some of the most complex infrastructures.

    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
    CBNCloud, IIJ Global Singapore, AT&S, AXSOS, Aozora Bank, HCL Technologies, IntelliNet, Securex
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
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    Financial Services Firm24%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Computer Software Company36%
    Government8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Insurance Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    DX Infrastructure Manager vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DX Infrastructure Manager vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    DX Infrastructure Manager is ranked 14th in Server Monitoring with 2 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 38 reviews. DX Infrastructure Manager is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of DX Infrastructure Manager writes "Good out-of-the box capability but we feel the company is lagging in development". 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". DX Infrastructure Manager is most compared with Zabbix, Datadog, DX Spectrum, SCOM and HPE OneView, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Tanium and Ivanti Patch for Windows. See our DX Infrastructure Manager vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report.

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