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We performed a comparison between GFI LanGuard and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager 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 GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report (Updated: September 2022).
632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution is easy to use and integrates well with other operating systems.""The initial setup was easy.""The most useful features of GFI LanGuard are vulnerability assessment and patching solutions.""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 most valuable features in GFI LanGuard are patch management and vulnerability assessment.""I like that the solution can block users from unnecessarily putting devices on the network."

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"SCCM is a stable solution.""It is a very good solution. It has a good interface and is easy to use. On top of that, it is very reliable in terms of distribution as well as getting the report.""I like its ease of use. It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments. If you incorporate Intune into it, you can have both. You can bring your own devices and corporate devices, and everything runs out of SCCM and Intune.""The scalability to deploy the package.""The technical support is good.""Patching is very effective and reporting is very good.""Microsoft has done a good job with authentication solutions, such as single sign-on, or open authentication.""Technical support is very helpful and very responsive."

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Cons
"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.""GFI LanGuard can improve by adding asset tracking.""GFI LanGuard has some technical limitations with machines.""When you want to uninstall software from an endpoint, sometimes it becomes very problematic.""GFI LanGuard can improve by adding more modules, such as asset control or asset inventory.""If GFI LanGuard had a cloud version it would be better for people that are working from home."

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"There is no asset management package included.""In terms of the monitoring, the timeframe it takes to actually report back on the compliance of a device after it has been patched is a bit too long.""The ability to integrate MDM would be great.""The solution is a bit heavy on the sources such as RAM or CPU and the software needs to be a bit lighter.""The solution could improve the functionality for automating, license management. Additionally, more and better-looking reports are needed.""Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager could improve the integration.""I want the system to provide some dependency relations. I would also like to see the relationship between different machines.""It should provide the ability to remotely connect to mobile devices. There are some solutions that are doing that, but with Microsoft Intune, the only way to remotely connect to devices outside the organization and mobile devices is by using TeamViewer. It is pretty strange for a big company like Microsoft to not have something for that."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like that the solution can block users from unnecessarily putting devices on the network.
    Top Answer:Our annual licensing fee is about $2,500. The original cost to purchase the license was around $21,000. I would say this is a fair price because other solutions charge for each module. The way that… more »
    Top Answer:Removing the software is a bit of a complex process. It's not straightforward. When you are deploying the solution, you deploy it centrally to the endpoints. However, when you want to uninstall… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager takes knowledge and research to properly configure. The length of time that the set up will take depends on the kind of technical architecture that your… more »
    Top Answer:ManageEngine Desktop Central is very easy to set up, is scalable, stable, and also has very good patch management. What I like most about ManageEngine is that I can log on to every PC very easily and… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of SCCM is the application distribution.
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    Also Known As
    LanGuard
    System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM )
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    Overview

    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.

    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
    BayView Medical Clinic, FrugalBrothers Software, Zaw, National Theatre, American Red Cross
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Construction Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business78%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,611 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    GFI LanGuard is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 6 reviews while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 1st in Patch Management with 35 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 8.2, while Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of GFI LanGuard writes "A scalable, competitively priced solution with a good ROI and easy setup process ". 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". GFI LanGuard is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Ivanti Patch for Endpoints, SolarWinds Patch Manager and Ivanti Patch for Windows, whereas Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ManageEngine Desktop Central, BigFix, Tanium and AWS Systems Manager. See our GFI LanGuard vs. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager report.

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