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GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"I like that the solution can block users from unnecessarily putting devices on the network.""The solution is easy to use and integrates well with other operating systems.""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."

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"We have our KACE agent deployed on all of our workstations and servers, and it provides us with reports on the hardware and software inventory for those.""The information available via KACE is up to date, critical to our normal operations, and has become the go-to tool of our IT teams for extended support.""There is one place for a lot of different things. If somebody has a problem with their computer, they will put in a ticket. From there, we will know who it is and the assets assigned to them, because there is one place to go look for what we are talking about and with whom we are talking. Just having one place for everything is really convenient. For example, we are able to deploy software to hundreds of computers. We don't need to go to each individual device.""The most valuable feature of KACE is the mass package deployment. There are a lot of endpoint management solutions in the market. The way KACE responds is with the installation management feature, which is done in a very intelligent way, as well as scripting. It's wow. It's really wow. On top of that, there is a mass undeployment feature as well.""The big pros of Quest KACE Systems Management are its simple interface, and simple, direct management. It's very easy to maintain and manage the device, and it's easy to get it up and running. You can have it up and running in an hour...""With KACE, we were able to have a simplification of the software deployment management with more granularity and flexibility.""It also does patch management. At the moment, I'm rolling out a new feature update, 20.8.2, and it's a great challenge because we have to deploy it to 1,200 computers in the home office. We want to do it without interrupting production, but KACE is reliable and it's easy to adapt it to my needs for how and when to deploy the feature update.""The solution provides us a single pane of glass with everything that we need for endpoint management of all devices. It definitely has made our endpoint management process much easier."

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Cons
"If GFI LanGuard had a cloud version it would be better for people that are working from home.""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.""When you want to uninstall software from an endpoint, sometimes it becomes very problematic."

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"When we have to do a rebuild on these machines, although it is rare, I would like to be able to do more than 10 at a time. With the current limit, it slows me down because I have to set up 10, then the next 10, and so forth.""There isn't a lot they need to improve with the solution itself at this point. It is pretty close to providing a single pane of glass for everything that we need for endpoint management specifically on all devices. There is very little that it doesn't provide for us, and for those, we have to go to other methods. There are some of the patching solutions that it doesn't take care of for us. So, we have to do those manually on the devices, and that's really the biggest thing. It doesn't do patching really well for non-Microsoft applications. The major application updates, particularly Windows updates, don't function nearly as well, but, for the vast majority of things, it does just fine. If they could improve in this aspect, that'd be great, but I don't know if they're going to be able to do that.""My biggest complaint is that almost every time they send out a new version, it fixes something and breaks another. Something that wasn't working in the last version now works, but something else stops; or they'll remove some dashboard that I really found to be nice and replace it with something totally different that I could care less about.""The software asset management functionality is an area that needs to be improved. It could be more automated because when connections need to be made, such as when I connected Adobe and my malware removed, the process was pretty much manual.""One of the complications is that they don't have 24/7 support, and they're also not in our time zone... Sometimes, no matter how critical my application is, if my production server is down I won't be able to connect with anybody till 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.""I still need better communication about which processes are really due and which processes are currently being processed. According to the initial setup service provider, there is still no real management or overview on KACE where you can really see 100 percent of what is going on as well as what is going to be processed next and whether I can influence the overall process. It could really help me if I knew, e.g. exactly in 10 minutes my colleague will be supplied with this or that software. I haven't found this yet. If they could add this, that would be cool. It is still missing and I haven't yet found something like this.""Its dashboard needs improvement. Currently, there is no way to modify the dashboard. There should be more flexibility so that we can create views according to our use case.""Paying for the product should come with full and extended training anytime it is needed."

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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."
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  • "We need it, so we have to pay the price. It is what it is. If you need a gallon of milk, then you have to pay the price for it. You don't want to buy the cheap stuff. You want to buy the stuff that is organic and good for your body, which doesn't have all this other junk in it. You want it clean for your body. Quest has done that for our deployment and management systems."
  • "The pricing and licensing are good. It's worth it."
  • "Licensing is done on a per device basis, so it's dependent on how many agents you've got installed."
  • "Its pricing model is good for what it offers. Nobody here gives me a hard time about renewing the contract every year. It might be a little cost prohibitive for a smaller company who has to stand up a virtual environment as well as have virtual environment licensing and the hardware. If you have a smaller environment, it might be cost prohibitive. If you only have a couple of hundred computers, you might be more willing to do those manually. In our environment, the cost savings of having KACE far outweigh the licensing costs. We are okay with its pricing model."
  • "We buy consulting fees from Software Factory, then we pay extra for it."
  • "We are a university. So, we have a very good price for the system. I think the price for the system is worth it because of the security patch management. The security patch management is very important for us. The price is very good for KACE SMA, the functionality you get, and the patch management."
  • "We are also saving on the licensing fee, compared to other endpoint management solutions."
  • "The pricing and licensing are absolutely fair."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I can reach people now that I couldn't have reached previously. We are saving about 25 percent in time.
    Top Answer:We buy consulting fees from Software Factory, then we pay extra for it.
    Top Answer:I still need better communication about which processes are really due and which processes are currently being processed. According to the initial setup service provider, there is still no real… more »
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    LanGuard
    Dell KACE Systems Management
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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.

    Quest KACE Systems Management is a unified endpoint management solution that helps your organization address your endpoint management needs. The solution enables you to discover and track every device in your environment, keep compliance requirements up to date, secure your network from cyberthreats and attacks, and automate administrative tasks all from a single console.

    Quest KACE Systems Management Features

    Quest KACE Systems Management has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Comprehensive device coverage: With Quest KACE Systems Management, you have full management control of all operating systems, including MacOS, Windows, Chromebook, Linux, iOS, and Android.
    • Flexible configuration: Quest KACE Systems Management gives you the ability to define specific policies and administrative functions.
    • Reporting: The solution provides access to existing templates or gives you the option to build ad-hoc reports. Reports can also be customized to meet any compliance needs.
    • Patch management: This feature ensures your patching is always current and also enables you to secure your environment with automated patch identification and deployment.
    • Mobile device control: Quest KACE Systems Management allows you to remotely locate, reset passwords, lock, erase, or factory reset any enrolled mobile device.
    • Granular inventory: With the granular inventory feature, you can access a detailed inventory of data on each device in your environment. In addition, you can get automated deep-dive analysis when necessary.

    Quest KACE Systems Management Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Quest KACE Systems Management. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Efficient: Quest KACE Systems Management eliminates the need to manually manage multiple solutions to achieve endpoint security, saving you time and making it an ideal and efficient solution for your organization.
    • Co-manage endpoints: Using Quest KACE Systems Management, you can co-manage both your traditional and modern endpoints, including Windows and Mac laptops, Linux, non-computer devices, servers, IoT, and iOS and Android mobile devices.
    • Easy-to-use interface: Quest KACE Systems Management is designed with a simple interface that offers powerful and consistent functionality.
    • Minimizes risk: Quest KACE Systems Management can easily locate or wipe any lost or stolen mobile device, minimizing risks for your organization.
    • Enhanced security: With Quest KACE Systems Management, your systems remain secure by identifying, inventorying, patching, and controlling all endpoints.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Quest KACE Systems Management solution.

    Tim H., Laboringenieur, Computeringenieur at HTW Berlin, says, "The scripting part increases IT productivity because of the specialized software in our environments for students' courses. You need to use software which is not programmed by developers. A lot of software for building houses or other things is developed by normal guys, who do not have much skill in programming. When you need to install this type of software, it is very difficult. You have to install registry keys, etc. For that, it is very good to use the scripting part of this solution. So, you can automate this part as well."

    Chris H., Director of IT at CCOF, mentions, "The big pros of Quest KACE Systems Management are its simple interface, and simple, direct management. It's very easy to maintain and manage the device, and it's easy to get it up and running. You can have it up and running in an hour."

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    BayView Medical Clinic, FrugalBrothers Software, Zaw, National Theatre, American Red Cross
    Waypoint, Mattos Filho, Meetic, Gems Education, Green Clinic HealthSystem, Service King
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    University30%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Small Business75%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise13%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise47%
    Large Enterprise31%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Buyer's Guide
    GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    GFI LanGuard is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 4 reviews while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 2nd in Patch Management with 31 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 9.0, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 8.8. 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 Quest KACE Systems Management writes "We can see everything for the endpoint management of devices using a single interface". GFI LanGuard is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Ivanti Patch for Endpoints and Ivanti Patch for Windows, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix and Ivanti Patch for Windows. See our GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management report.

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