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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.
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"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."

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"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."

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"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."

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"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.""In terms of user-friendliness, large maps could be more interactive. We should be able to click on some areas and move some objects. It would make it simpler to see things while analyzing some dedicated parameters.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "As far as I know, it is an annual operating expense license."
  • "The license price could be reduced for Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager They should make the price more affordable for smaller companies, most companies would be able to use the solution if it was priced better. There are more people on this cloud because you don't have to have either a server room or an on-premise server. You can have one IT person handle this without any local infrastructure."
  • "The price of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is expensive."
  • "There is not a license needed to use the solution."
  • "We have a support license from Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and the overall price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The price of SCCM depends on the size of the organization. The price is competitive."
  • "The solution operates on a licensing model that can be expensive."
  • "Along with buying a license for MECM, we also have to buy a service called CMG (Cloud Management Gateway) which is a virtual machine in the cloud with which you can link your MECM to the Azure tenant so as to manage teleworkers."
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  • "Zabbix and Grafana are both open source products, we only needed to go to their website and download the application and we began to use them. The solutions are free."
  • "This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • "We pay the subscription for support by year."
  • "Zabbix is a free solution but the support contact costs money."
  • "The solution is open source so is free."
  • "It is worth every cent to pay or even study to do your own installation."
  • "This solution is open-source and free to use."
  • "Zabbix is an open-source tool, and it's free to use."
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    Also Known As
    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM )
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    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.

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    Sample Customers
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
    1. IBM 2. Dell 3. Cisco 4. HP 5. Oracle 6. Microsoft 7. Amazon 8. Google 9. Facebook 10. Twitter 11. LinkedIn 12. Netflix 13. Adobe 14. VMware 15. Salesforce 16. SAP 17. Intel 18. AT&T 19. Verizon 20. T-Mobile 21. Vodafone 22. Ericsson 23. Nokia 24. Siemens 25. General Electric 26. Honeywell 27. Philips 28. Sony 29. Samsung 30. LG 31. Panasonic 32. Toshiba
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Insurance Company10%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization31%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise39%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Configuration Manager vs. Zabbix
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Configuration Manager vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
    745,341 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    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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