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We performed a comparison between GFI LanGuard and Quest KACE Systems Management 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. Quest KACE Systems Management Report (Updated: January 2024).
757,198 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable features in GFI LanGuard are patch management and vulnerability assessment.""It is helpful to patch and scan vulnerabilities.""This product is a great solution at a great price as long as it is only going to be used for a local area network.""The most useful features of GFI LanGuard are vulnerability assessment and patching solutions.""The most valuable feature of GFI LanGuard is its email spam feature.""The initial setup was easy.""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 solution is easy to use and integrates well with other operating systems."

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"KACE automatically tracks this information and saves it for me, allowing me to call it up on the dashboard. For example, if I need to find Juliano's computer in the system, I don't need to search through endless spreadsheets. I just search for "Juliano" in KACE. KACE also lists other details like the last login user.""The software asset management has been a big help, even when it comes to license true-ups. I can use it to find out how many Tivoli we have, and boom, there's the number... And you can actually click on the information about the software and it shows, for example, that these five servers are where it's being reported. If you really want, you can log in to them and validate.""We're able to deploy software and push out fixes to endpoints faster than ever.""There is ease of use, and its pricing was a driving factor.""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.""Pretty much all of the features are valuable. The inventory is very helpful to be able to keep track of our devices. The deployments make it easy to deploy new software packages or upgrade packages. The help desk is also a great tool for tracking problems and problem tickets.""KACE’s knowledge-based articles are very good.""Asset management is most valuable. It is essential for all customers. The other features are also useful, but asset management is most important."

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Cons
"This solution is limited to the local area network only and cannot manage remote devices.""GFI LanGuard has some technical limitations with machines.""The version we are using only allows one person to use it at a time and does not allow multi-users.""The only drawback with GFI LanGuard is that you cannot directly integrate it from the Outlook email; instead, you have to first log in to the site to make changes.""The documentation on how to use this solution in a Linux environment is not clear, which is something that should be improved because it is complicated.""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.""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."

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"The K1000 doesn't communicate well with some clients without SMB. There are some issues with getting things to image correctly because they rely on SMB, and SMB is a protocol that is being removed due to security reasons. Organizations are trying to rely less and less on SMB. I know Quest is aware of it. They've talked about having a new version that wouldn't rely on SMB for connection to the clients, but they haven't gotten there yet.""Imaging becomes a problem when you start to try to go beyond doing more than thirty or forty machines at a time. We initially tried to do that virtually and it just, it wouldn't work.""The labeling process should be more streamlined. It should be easier to do. It gets confusing at times.""The KACE Go Mobile App crashes a lot, and it always has. I would love to see that get fixed because it's very convenient when it does work properly, but most of the time it does not.""The GUI needs some work. I love all that it can do, however, it can be just be so cluttered at times.""The solution needs to have the ability to push out managed feature updates from Microsoft in a more seamless way.""Sometimes the information is not as real time as it's supposed to be.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "GFI LanGuard has very fair pricing compared to other similar solutions out there."
  • "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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  • "It may be more expensive, but you get what you pay for."
  • "It was a very attractive price. This is a huge feature of this product. If you would "credit score" this product versus others out there on the market, this one has a very attractive price."
  • "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."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of GFI LanGuard is its email spam feature.
    Top Answer:The only drawback with GFI LanGuard is that you cannot directly integrate it from the Outlook email; instead, you have to first log in to the site to make changes. Instead of directly white listing or… more »
    Top Answer:My company had bought some new machines. We used the tool to do some basic settings to ship every machine the same way and undertake the Windows deployment. We did the scripted installation. The tool… more »
    Top Answer:We had issues with the tool's support. We are a Dutch firm and everything has to be in Dutch. We were not able to do the alerts. You were required to tweak them a lot to get them in the language that… more »
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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."

    Sample Customers
    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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    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Government7%
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    University30%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government9%
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    Computer Software Company14%
    University10%
    Government10%
    Retailer7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business75%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise45%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Buyer's Guide
    GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    GFI LanGuard is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 7 reviews while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 6th in Patch Management with 8 reviews. GFI LanGuard is rated 8.0, 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 "Scripting enables me to pull very specific information about devices and software versions, while reporting features save hours". GFI LanGuard is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Microsoft Configuration Manager, BigFix and Ivanti Patch for Endpoint Manager, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, BigFix and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform. See our GFI LanGuard vs. Quest KACE Systems Management report.

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