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"The solution is a good product and I have heard that the interface is more friendly than that of Windows.""Both in terms of features and operations, this is a good solution.""The most valuable features are device management and support for upgrading applications.""I have found the interface and ease of use valuable features. Additionally, it is very easy to patch VMs and other systems, such a Linux. We are able to do patches even without the internet manually.""It is very easy to use, as well as extremely efficient and accurate."

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"The most valuable feature is the imaging of computers through the SDA... Being able to do that so quickly with the SDA, and to then use the SMA for reinstalling software, has been huge for our productivity.""The ability to build scripts right on the deployment center itself, as well as building groups that take those scripts/task chains has been absolutely invaluable and one of the most important parts of my whole environment.""When vulnerabilities are exploited so much, it is nice to be able to quickly detect or deploy what is needed within our off-work hours or during work hours without a reboot.""The service desk can be configured and customized to better serve our environment.""With KACE, we were able to have a simplification of the software deployment management with more granularity and flexibility.""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.""I can reach people now that I couldn't have reached previously. We are saving about 25 percent in time.""The Systems Deployment Appliance is magical when it comes to automating deployment... Not only can we have multiple images, specific to end-users' uses, but we have a plethora of post-installation tasks to install or configure the system, tasks that can be re-used for each system. You just have one basic base image, and then you use the post-install tasks to customize everything else. It is amazing."

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Cons
"I tried to be a partner of Ivanti and, from this vantage point, the quotes are, perhaps, a bit high.""Customers sometimes ask about non-existent features, and we pass these requests on to Ivanti.""I would like to have better support for the application.""The reports have to show the compliance level of the patching, which Ivanti does not provide.""There are times when there is an update that causes some issues. These issues should be sorted out before the release."

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"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.""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.""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.""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.""KACE implemented the possibility of reducing the network speed of the KACE agent. You can set it so that it takes whatever network speed you want or you can set it to 5 Mb, to save network speed. You set it for all the computers, but it would be preferable to separate between VPN connections in our home office and the local area. It would be great to be able to set separate speeds for different VLANs.""It took a little bit of time to figure out how to use the KACE Service Desk. I like the way that I'm able to customize it. But when it comes to how our techs are able to use it, it's not as functional as our current solution, which is BMC FootPrints Service Desk.""The only pain point I have is with their salespeople. They call too often. They're too aggressive in trying to upsell. We know what we need, and we know if we want to expand. I don't mind quarterly calls from them, but sometimes, it is weekly. They need to get their sales team under control. The main goal of their support people and professional services is to make sure they deliver the service, and they deliver it well, whereas their salespeople are so interested in making a sale that they're wasting my time.""There should be a mini toolbox, like the competitors of KACE have, with the small features for KACE administrators. That would make their lives easier. If you are troubleshooting a specific endpoint, remote control is available as is Wake-on-LAN. But if you want to execute some commands, you have to use a third-party tool, the PS tool. If they would integrate those small things, it would make KACE more powerful."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "For the one that works with SCCM, it is relatively inexpensive at $8 USD per node, yearly. The standalone product has two versions; the one that patches servers is about $45 USD annually and the version that patches workstations is about half that price at $22 USD."
  • "The solution is affordable."
  • "While the price is a bit high, it may be equitable with the features one gets with the product, such as that involving the interface."
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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
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    The solution is a good product and I have heard that the interface is more friendly than that of Windows.
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    While the price is a bit high, it may be equitable with the features one gets with the product, such as that involving the interface.
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    The pricing is a bit steep, although, as we can understand the features concerning the interface, it may be commensurate with the product's value. The product is geared towards really large… more »
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    I can reach people now that I couldn't have reached previously. We are saving about 25 percent in time.
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    We buy consulting fees from Software Factory, then we pay extra for it.
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    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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    Also Known As
    Patch for Windows, Shavlik Patch for Windows
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    Overview

    Ivanti Patch for Windows offers patch management that spans not only your physical and virtual servers, but workstations as well. Find online and offline systems, scan for missing patches, and deploy them. Then patch everything from the Windows OS; virtual machines (VMs), virtual templates, and even the ESXi hypervisor with the product’s deep integration with VMware; and your most vulnerable third-party apps - in one easy-to-use solution that keeps the business safe and IT free to focus on core business goals.

    The KACE Systems Management Appliance provides a growing organization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of the organization's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

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    Presbyterian Church
    Waypoint, Mattos Filho, Meetic, Gems Education, Green Clinic HealthSystem, Service King
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    University28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise48%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Ivanti Patch for Windows is ranked 8th in Patch Management with 5 reviews while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 2nd in Patch Management with 28 reviews. Ivanti Patch for Windows is rated 8.0, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Ivanti Patch for Windows writes "Easy to use, robust, and the technical support is good". 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". Ivanti Patch for Windows is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, SolarWinds Patch Manager and GFI LanGuard, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, BigFix, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and AWS Systems Manager. See our Ivanti Patch for Windows vs. Quest KACE Systems Management report.

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