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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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    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 »
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    Also Known As
    Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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    Overview

    What is ManageEngine Desktop Central?

    ManageEngine Desktop Central is a desktop management solution that offers a central management system for desktops, servers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. It is a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution that can be scaled according to each organization's needs. Desktop Central is a modern approach to traditional desktop management services in that it offers in-depth and customizable options for regular endpoint management routines regarding automating software deployment, installing patches, and deploying OS.

    In addition to automating endpoint management routines, ManageEngine Desktop Central offers management of assets and software licenses, management of USB device usage, monitoring of software usage statistics, and more. The solution supports Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems, and users can manage all of their iOS, Windows, and Android devices, including smartphones and tablets, from a single console. Users can also apply restrictions on camera usage, application installations, and browsers while securing devices by requiring a passcode.

    Benefits of ManageEngine Desktop Central

    ManageEngine Desktop Central offers many benefits for users looking for a centralized desktop management solution. These benefits include:

    • Software management: Using thousands of preset application templates, users can deploy software to all endpoints within their network in a few clicks.
    • Endpoint security: Users can strengthen their endpoint security by monitoring browsers, controlling devices and applications in their network, and continuously evaluating vulnerabilities.
    • Configurations: Desktop Central offers more than 25 preset configurations, including Security Policies, Power Management, etc.
    • Patch Management: Automate patch deployment to secure enterprise networks.
    • IT Asset Management: Track warranty details and licensing while managing hardware and software resources in the network.
    • Remote Control: Remote desktops can be troubleshot with multi-user collaboration, video recording, file transfer, and more.
    • Mobile Device Management: Mobile devices can be centrally managed and configured securely.
    • Modern Management: Users can unify endpoint management using a similar approach by managing Windows 10 devices and mobile phones.
    • OS Imaging and Deployment: Users can automatically image and deploy OS software on Windows devices.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Users love ManangeEngine Desktop Central because of its ability to manage thousands of desktops from a central location.

    A manager of information technology at an engineering company writes, "It's a complete product that allows you to remote troubleshoot, has an inventory of systems."

    An IT systems manager at Algorythma notes, "The most important feature we found to be useful in the COVID situation is the secure connection, which gives the IT support staff the ability to seamlessly connect with the users remotely and in a secure way."

    Patch Connect Plus is a tool that helps deploy patches to over 250 third party applications such as Adobe applications, Java and WinRAR using your existing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager server. Hence, delivering a solution to the problem by integrating with your existing SCCM patch management infrastructure.

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    Sample Customers
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 1st in Client Desktop Management with 23 reviews while ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus is ranked 18th in Patch Management. ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.0, while ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Desktop Central writes "Useful for patching and software deployment, but needs a proactive remediation feature ". On the other hand, ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus and Jamf Pro, whereas ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus is most compared with .

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