We performed a comparison between ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus 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.
"ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is lightweight and has a remote push feature that helps me manage several main sites and subsites."
"The initial setup was easy."
"The information available via KACE is up to date, critical to our normal operations, and has become the go-to tool of our IT teams for extended support."
"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."
"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 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."
"There is one place for a lot of different things. If somebody has a problem with their computer, they will put in a ticket. From there, we will know who it is and the assets assigned to them, because there is one place to go look for what we are talking about and with whom we are talking. Just having one place for everything is really convenient. For example, we are able to deploy software to hundreds of computers. We don't need to go to each individual device."
"We're able to deploy software and push out fixes to endpoints faster than ever."
"You don't have to be an advanced user. Rather, in terms of ease of use, this product is right where it needs to be."
"Patching is definitely the most valuable feature. It gives us good, centralized software, which comes in very handy since we are doing 400 servers at a time. It enables us to manage all the servers, and to deal with the application team regarding reboots and scheduling."
"The solution should have a customer label where we can label those servers or include those servers for specific customers."
"The only area for improvement in ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, which I noticed, is the reporting."
"There is always room for improvement. However, the system does most of what we need at this moment."
"I would sure like them to be able to copy and paste out of OneNote. That drives me nuts. You can't copy from OneNote into KACE."
"We'd love to see support for larger dependencies in the scripting feature."
"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 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."
"The initial setup was complex. It is a Linux-based virtual server, where the customer cannot get into the back-end, so you can only follow their prompts. Then, there are specific things that have to be done in their implementation and upgrade phases that have to be done in a certain order or steps. If you don't get those steps right, the system doesn't work. I think that either simplifying that process or providing really good step-by-step documentation would be helpful."
"The GUI needs some work. I love all that it can do, however, it can be just be so cluttered at times."
"It could be designed a little bit more intuitively in terms of administration."
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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.
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:
Quest KACE Systems Management Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing Quest KACE Systems Management. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
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."
ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 11th in Patch Management with 2 reviews while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 2nd in Patch Management with 31 reviews. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is rated 8.6, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus writes "Lightweight and has a remote push feature that helps in managing several main sites and subsites". 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". ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, BigFix, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and ConnectWise Automate, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Automox. See our ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus vs. Quest KACE Systems Management report.
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