We performed a comparison between Microsoft Configuration Manager and Zabbix based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Server Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Microsoft has done a good job with authentication solutions, such as single sign-on, or open authentication."
"Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is very scalable."
"We have found the scalability to be quite good."
"The solution doesn't require any maintenance from our end because it is a cloud-based solution and Microsoft takes care of everything."
"I like a lot of the reporting capabilities and baseline configurations."
"The product is very stable compared to older versions."
"The solution is highly scalable."
"Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is valuable in keeping our systems updated. We are able to send updates to all the systems. Additionally, the Intune integration is helpful."
"The solution allows for good integration with other products."
"There is less computing power needed for scaling."
"There is a problems page that shows us every warning or problem that occurs on our VMs globally. The map screen is also really useful because this is something that was missing. I don't know every other tool in the market. So, I don't know if this is a good point of only Zabbix, or other tools are also doing it, but from my point of view, this is the most useful page that I use, along with the problems page that efficiently lists the problem, recovery time, ending hours, starting hours, and so on."
"The solution is quite mature and very stable."
"Zabbix is a cost-effective solution. We're a small organization with a few dozen devices to monitor, and it was available for free. We can see what we need. We haven't done an in-depth analysis on it, but we're currently okay with the product."
"The flexibility of this solution is amazing."
"The initial setup, while not simple, is easier than other products."
"They've already added extra features, such as noise-canceling and facial recognition, which is great."
"Initial setup was complex. There's a lot that goes into it."
"The downside of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is it's an on-premise-based solution. With the pandemic coming on board the need to support users across the globe has increased. For a while, we would use the in-built Microsoft Teams screen sharing feature but the disadvantage of that is you cannot perform privileged access. Microsoft does not give you access to that. That's where you need cloud-based tools, such as BeyondTrust or Freshservice."
"SCCM should strive to enhance the accuracy of its reporting functions in order to avoid any issues with incorrect or inaccurate data."
"A lot of experience is needed in terms of troubleshooting, as this is one of the most difficult tasks in MECM. We were seven people in a group and I was the only one that had the patience to do the troubleshooting at times."
"It is not easy to get good technical support, especially at level one."
"Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager can improve by allowing us to schedule the scripts, we don't have a script scheduling option and have to do it manually."
"One area of improvement is regarding the patching of Office 365 products. We have some difficulties on this side, and it can be improved."
"Some of the capabilities aren't fully developed yet. It's an ongoing work in progress. I think they are making some steps in the right direction as far as managing workstations centrally, like Intune."
"Zabbix isn't very good at automation just yet."
"We would like to see the addition of automatic push functionality to this product. This would save time when monitoring our servers and networks as, at present, we have to manually install the Zabbix agent on any hardware to be monitored."
"The integration of the product is not so easy, especially when it comes to the application database."
"The GUI could be more intuitive. Also, we'd like streaming telemetry. Zabbix might have this feature, but I haven't seen it yet. It took us a long time to get started because the documentation isn't very descriptive. We had to go through various sources like YouTube and forums to get this solution working."
"There are some features of Zabbix that are not good for reporting. The DX Spectrum solution has better reporting."
"The only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities."
"They should open an SSH session from the web interface."
Microsoft Configuration Manager helps IT manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose. When Configuration Manager is integrated with Microsoft Intune, you can manage corporate-connected PCs and Macs along with cloud-based mobile devices running Windows, iOS, and Android, all from a single management console.
New features of Configuration Manager, such as the support of Windows 10 in-place upgrade, co-management with Microsoft Intune, Windows 10 and Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise Servicing Dashboard, integration with Windows Update for Business, and more make deploying and managing Windows easier than ever before.
Zabbix is an open-source monitoring software that provides real-time monitoring and alerting for servers, networks, applications, and services.
It offers a wide range of features including data collection, visualization, and reporting.
With its user-friendly interface and customizable dashboards, Zabbix helps organizations ensure the availability and performance of their IT infrastructure.
Microsoft Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 28 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Server Monitoring with 34 reviews. Microsoft Configuration Manager is rated 8.4, while Zabbix is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Configuration Manager writes "Lets us remotely deploy and manage thousands of devices over the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Microsoft Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, Microsoft Intune and BigFix, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Checkmk, Centreon, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM and Nagios Core. See our Microsoft Configuration Manager vs. Zabbix report.
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