Google Cloud Identity vs ManageEngine Endpoint Central comparison

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We performed a comparison between Google Cloud Identity and ManageEngine Endpoint Central based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Google Cloud Identity vs. ManageEngine Endpoint Central Report (Updated: November 2022).
656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Cloud Identity is scalable enough for our needs. It's serving more than 3,000 users in our organization.""Google is always on its own. Google Cloud Identity is pretty good on every point.""The solution is moderate to difficult to use. I found the approach was practical. Following the steps made it very easy to use.""One of the most useful features was the single sign-on. You can use it as an identity provider or service provider. And you can use their organization unit feature to enable or disable some of the features for a specific group of users.""The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Identity is group access. You are able to assign policies to groups instead of users individually.""It's easy to set up."

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"The most valuable in Desktop Central is the way it is tightly coupled with the rest of the modules and the entire gamut of ManageEngine.""The patch management aspect of the solution is the most valuable part for us.""The patch manager is good, and it's easy to use.""The solution is definitely scalable.""Identification of gaps and filling the gaps with updates are most valuable. We are able to identify known updates or missing updates and then update.""ManageEngine Desktop Central's most valuable features are remote desktop control and image management. We can send things out from the desk here, it is a very good tool for us.""ManageEngine Desktop Central automatically alerts you if there are newer releases or updates. You do not have to go to their website and check.""One of the benefits of Desktop Central is it made the provisioning process simpler because now we have a provisioning package. We have around 1,500 laptops at the moment and all these PCs were provisioned by a provisioning package. In the provisioning package, we have integrated every aspect of renaming, deploying applications, patching, etc., so we simply execute the provisioning package and as soon as it's executed, it will install the management agent. Once the agent is installed, it will take care of all the tasks, so we don't have to sit in front of the computer to prepare the machine. This really helps us to provision the PC quickly with our agent."

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Cons
"Google Cloud Identify could make the technology used easier to understand as a layman making it more user-friendly.""The one place it could be improved is the password vaulting. The password vaulting does not prevent the admins from reading users' passwords, and that's a debate.""The interface could be more user-friendly.""Technical support is slow.""If you want to set up some alerts, you don't have much control over the configuration. You have to use their default alerts. And they only provide alerts for certain activities, so you cannot customize those. Monitoring isn't very helpful either.""Google Cloud Identity the UI could improve."

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"The team I've currently got is not using it particularly well, due to the fact that they don't know how to use it particularly well. They've not done any training and so on.""I would like to see them come out with a SaaS version of the product in the future.""Improvement of the chats on the web communication through the WAN would be helpful.""Their support channel could be better. They're an India-based company. They're based out of India. So, here in the States, support can be difficult when you're dealing with time zone requirements. A more global support channel would be a wise choice for them.""There are no dynamic changes on web pages and it's lacking visually.""The solution lacks some configuration.""The OS deployment could be better.""Desktop Central has very good information, however, you can't customize the dashboards."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When I worked on Cloud Identity, they offered a free or enterprise version. You can synchronize and create up to 100 user identities in the free version. After that, you have to purchase a business or enterprise license. In that model, you'll be charged based on the number of users."
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  • "I have been using the free version and am in the stage where I have to decide if I will proceed with the paid license, or instead choose another product."
  • "We pay about $250 a year for our license."
  • "The solution is very affordable."
  • "We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."
  • "The pricing is very low, compared to other products. Compared to Intune or SCCM, it's much less. I can say it's a good product for less of a price."
  • "Affordable for any customer."
  • "Could provide more services on the standard license"
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Google Cloud Identity is group access. You are able to assign policies to groups instead of users individually.
    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 pricing of the solution could be better. The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions. Right now, it's not the best.
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    Also Known As
    Cloud Identity, Cloud Identity Premium
    ManageEngine Desktop Central, Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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    Overview

    Cloud Identity is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) product. It offers the identity services and endpoint administration that are available in G Suite as a stand-alone product. As an administrator, you can use Cloud Identity to manage your users, apps, and devices from a central location - the Google Admin console.

    Endpoint Central (formerly Desktop Central) is a unified endpoint management and security solution that helps in managing servers, laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets from a central location. It's a modern take on desktop management that can be scaled as per organizational needs.

    Endpoint Central augments a traditional desktop management service, offering more depth and customization. Automate regular endpoint management routines like installing patches, deploying software, imaging and deploying OS. In addition, it also lets you manage assets & software licenses, monitor software usage statistics, manage USB device usage, take control of remote desktops, and more. As a desktop manager, Endpoint Central supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Manage your mobile devices to deploy profiles and policies, configure devices for Wifi, VPN, email accounts, etc. Apply restrictions on application installs, camera usage, browser and secure your devices by enabling passcode, remote lock/wipe, etc. Manage all your iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets from a single console.

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    Sample Customers
    ExtraHop Networks, HealthChannels
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Buyer's Guide
    Google Cloud Identity vs. ManageEngine Endpoint Central
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Identity vs. ManageEngine Endpoint Central and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    656,862 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Google Cloud Identity is ranked 8th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 6 reviews while ManageEngine Endpoint Central is ranked 4th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 25 reviews. Google Cloud Identity is rated 7.8, while ManageEngine Endpoint Central is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Identity writes "You don't need much expertise or previous experience to work with it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Endpoint Central writes "Useful for patching and software deployment, but needs a proactive remediation feature ". Google Cloud Identity is most compared with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft Intune, Okta Workforce Identity, VMware Workspace ONE and AWS Directory Service, whereas ManageEngine Endpoint Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE and ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus. See our Google Cloud Identity vs. ManageEngine Endpoint Central report.

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