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We performed a comparison between Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and Tanium 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Question: Tanium vs SCCM
Answer: I would not waste time in comparision. SCCM is best for Windows mgt.
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Pros
"SCCM does everything from A to Z for a Windows operating system.""I like Mircosoft's technical support. Microsoft has a few updates, like some of the critical KBs. They are published within the interval time, and in case of an escalation on the client missions, we will raise a ticket with the Microsoft team. They will create a hotfix or a critical update. They will chat with us, and that is one thing I like about Microsoft. Whenever any issues occur at my organization, they will help you out soon as possible within the SLA.""I like its ease of use. It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments. If you incorporate Intune into it, you can have both. You can bring your own devices and corporate devices, and everything runs out of SCCM and Intune.""The solution doesn't require any maintenance from our end because it is a cloud-based solution and Microsoft takes care of everything.""It's helped us solve problems surrounding patching, installing, and reporting different patches, etc., on the virtual machines.""I manage software updates and operating systems for devices, and within seconds, we can remotely deploy a system for, say, 2,000 devices. Not only that, but we can also deploy scripts and create comprehensive compliance rules.""SCCM is a stable solution.""The solution has a very good set of features."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the consolidation of all historical data on device endpoints, security drivers, firmware, and Software version gaps.""I like the fact that you can create patching campaigns depending on the area of your network that you want to address first. I like the ability it has to make several campaigns that work in parallel.""Tanium's most valuable features are patch management, inventory, and distribution software.""For incident response tasks, all these tasks can get done in minutes with minimal disruption to the end-user.""Threat hunting is a very good feature on Tanium. We have just started using it and have not used it extensively."

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Cons
"I would like to see more automation.""In spite of us being a premier customer we find the support unsatisfactory.""It is a bit of an old and outdated product.""The analysis is something that can be integrated. Their report analysis can be improved a little bit due to the fact that most of the time complaints policies are saved by the admins. It's something that we need to look into and search for.""In terms of the monitoring, the timeframe it takes to actually report back on the compliance of a device after it has been patched is a bit too long.""I'm looking for a single solution for all discovery needs. It fulfills about 40% of the requirements, and I'd like to see the other 60% so that I don't have to keep doing this.""Cloud-based improvements need to be better managed.""One area of improvement is regarding the patching of Office 365 products. We have some difficulties on this side, and it can be improved."

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"The solution can give a lot of false positives.""The performance could improve in future releases. We have had performance issues in specialized web environments, but overall I think the problems are less than 2% of the computer systems being used.""The main issues are the network connection because different customers have issues with their networks. It's difficult implementing this type of solution because the network is the main feature in the architecture for these types of solutions. Tanium could improve by creating some network optimization.""The most painful thing is the interface. It's a bit unclear sometimes.""It is not really additional functions, or the features that are needed, rather the complexity would be reduced based on the number of modules required to put together a comprehensive operational security and risk compliance model."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "When you compare this solution with other tools in the market you might actually find a lot of variation in the pricing and that's why people opt for the other tools rather than Microsoft tools."
  • "Its price is okay because it is part of our licensing."
  • "Presently, I am using a free trial version."
  • "We have to pay for a license."
  • "The price model is different for every client."
  • "For enterprises, there is an annual license required to use this solution. The price of the solution could be cheaper. However, this is mostly because of the exchange rate from the dollar to the Nigerian currency."
  • "Its licensing is quite complicated because we are getting the license not only for SCCM but for the full Microsoft package. We don't need to pay for a separate license. We need to have one license that includes everything we need, such as Windows, Microsoft 365, SCCM, encryption, and so on. So, we don't have a specific price for it. Perhaps, it is good that it includes the full suite of licensing of Microsoft. It is expensive, but we are getting a lot of features."
  • "As far as I know, it is an annual operating expense license."
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  • "There is an annual license required to use this solution."
  • "It's an expensive solution. It would be nice if the cost were lower."
  • "Tanium is a more expensive solution in Latin America than some of the competitors, such as BigFix."
  • "It is higher than some competitors in the market."
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    Answers from the Community
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    it_user435468 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user435468 (Principal Consultant - Cloud & Infrastructure Services at a tech company with 51-200 employees)
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    Would like to see feature wise comparison of SCCM and Tanium

    Johnny Rio Fultz - PeerSpot reviewerJohnny Rio Fultz
    User

    Good morning, what specific information do you seek. I am on the consulting side so we look at Gartner, Forrester, and other sources. I have some information on SCCM and BigFix off hand. Are there specific features you are looking at to compare SCCM and Tanium?

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager takes knowledge and research to properly configure. The length of time that the set up will take depends on the kind of technical architecture that your… more »
    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 solution effectively handles inventory management, deployment, and reporting.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of this solution are the consolidation of all historical data on device endpoints, security drivers, firmware, and Software version gaps.
    Top Answer:The problem or challenge is a pre-sales and go-to strategy for the SMB market delivered through a channel or model. It's very convoluted and vague, which leads to some confusion about the various… more »
    Top Answer:There are some very compelling use cases. A value proposition.
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    Also Known As
    System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM )
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    Overview

    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM, formerly SCCM or System Center Configuration Manager) is a software management suite that allows users to manage large numbers of Windows-based computers and servers.

    Configuration Manager features software distribution, operating system deployment, remote control, network protection, security management, patch management, and hardware and software inventory, among other services. It allows you to set configuration and security policies, keep your software up-to-date, and monitor your system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on whatever devices they choose.

    Configuration Manager allows you to manage computers using macOS, Windows UNIX, or Linux, and mobile devices running iOS, Windows, or Android operating systems. It can be integrated with Microsoft Intune, allowing you to manage computers connected to a corporate network.

    With Configuration Manager, you can manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status while giving your employees access to corporate applications on the devices that they choose.

    Benefits and Features

    • Proactively manage all device life cycles, starting from purchase all the way to retirement.
    • Automatically deploy software as well as printers to devices, using a common software library.
    • Deploy upgrades and patches to your operating system.
    • Ensure that all devices are patched, encrypted, and secured in compliance with security best practices.
    • Provide mobile device management functionality, which includes the ability to reboot and/or lock devices remotely.
    • Provide end users with “self-service” so that they can update machines when it is convenient for them.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Users of MECM like that it is stable and flexible. Patching is one of its most useful features, although users cite many other features as useful as well. One user stated that "It does what you need it to do, and it's a one-stop-shop for the company and for all your deployments." Overall, “the entire solution, from end to end, is excellent.

    Tanium Endpoint Platform reduces security risk, improves agility & increases efficiency, a fundamentally new approach to endpoint security's threat detection, indicent response, vulnerability assessment and configuration compliance & with management's software distribution, asset utilization, asset inventory and patch management.

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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
    JPMorgan Chase, eBay, Amazon, US Bank, MetLife, pwc, Cerner, Delphi, MGM Grand, New York Life
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is ranked 2nd in Server Monitoring with 38 reviews while Tanium is ranked 10th in Server Monitoring with 5 reviews. Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is rated 8.2, while Tanium is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager writes "Lets us remotely deploy and manage thousands of devices over the network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tanium writes "Great inventory tool that that scans well for vulnerabilities and offers minimal end-user disruption". Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, BigFix, AWS Systems Manager and Quest KACE Systems Management, whereas Tanium is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, BigFix, ServiceNow Discovery and SentinelOne. See our Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager vs. Tanium report.

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