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"The initial setup is easy.""The solution is time-saving and resource-saving.""We can scale the product.""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.""Very good, functional solution for endpoint management.""What I like best about this product is that I can log on to every PC, very easily, and chat with the user via the chat feature.""The patch manager is good, and it's easy to use.""The solution is definitely scalable."

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Cons
"The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions.""Some difficulties with setup for multiple locations.""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.""The only problem with it is that the setup isn't very intuitive. I know that they just upgraded the product to make it a little bit easier to use, but compared to some of the other platforms, it is not easy to configure it, set it up, and get it running. However, once you have set it up and got it running, it runs great.""Compared to the solution we use to manage our Mac products, this solution lacks the ability to create dynamic groups. We would like the ability, for example, for machines which have been upgraded to form part of a grouping based on this upgrade.""The pricing is lower than other well-respected solutions in this category.""The team should work on improving the stability, particularly with massive patches deployment, clients are not 100% getting patches and the information provided by the system does not help; more detailed report would be very useful.""The OS deployment could be better."

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"The solution should have a customer label where we can label those servers or include those servers for specific customers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The solution cost is around $5,000 per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches.
    Top Answer:There aren't really extra costs involved beyond licensing.
    Top Answer:The ability to do out of network patching needs to be added to the solution. For example, a lot of people are working from home now. It will take a lot of strength to make sure the patches are applied… more »
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    Also Known As
    ManageEngine Desktop Central, Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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    Overview

    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.

    Patch Manager Plus is a simple patch management tool that makes it easy to keep your network patched and secure. It is an endpoint patch management software that provides enterprises a single interface for automating all patch management tasks - from detecting missing patches to deploying patches - for Windows, Mac, Linux and 250+ third-party applications. Whether you have one computer or hundred, they can all be patched at the same time from a single point of console.

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    Sample Customers
    Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
    IKEA Honda UNICEF The University of Georgia Evander
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise50%

    ManageEngine Endpoint Central is ranked 1st in Client Desktop Management with 25 reviews while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 10th in Patch Management with 1 review. ManageEngine Endpoint Central is rated 8.0, while ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Endpoint Central writes "Useful for patching and software deployment, but needs a proactive remediation feature ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus writes "Directly receive updates and push them to the server using a stable solution". ManageEngine Endpoint Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro and Symantec Client Management Suite, whereas ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, BigFix, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, GFI LanGuard and Ivanti Patch for Windows.

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