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  • "We need it, so we have to pay the price. It is what it is. If you need a gallon of milk, then you have to pay the price for it. You don't want to buy the cheap stuff. You want to buy the stuff that is organic and good for your body, which doesn't have all this other junk in it. You want it clean for your body. Quest has done that for our deployment and management systems."
  • "The pricing and licensing are good. It's worth it."
  • "Licensing is done on a per device basis, so it's dependent on how many agents you've got installed."
  • "Its pricing model is good for what it offers. Nobody here gives me a hard time about renewing the contract every year. It might be a little cost prohibitive for a smaller company who has to stand up a virtual environment as well as have virtual environment licensing and the hardware. If you have a smaller environment, it might be cost prohibitive. If you only have a couple of hundred computers, you might be more willing to do those manually. In our environment, the cost savings of having KACE far outweigh the licensing costs. We are okay with its pricing model."
  • "We buy consulting fees from Software Factory, then we pay extra for it."
  • "We are a university. So, we have a very good price for the system. I think the price for the system is worth it because of the security patch management. The security patch management is very important for us. The price is very good for KACE SMA, the functionality you get, and the patch management."
  • "We are also saving on the licensing fee, compared to other endpoint management solutions."
  • "The pricing and licensing are absolutely fair."
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    Dell KACE Systems Management
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    Overview

    The KACE Systems Management Appliance provides a growing organization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of the organization's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

    SolarWinds Patch Manager makes it easy to perform 3rd-party patch management across tens of thousands of servers and workstations, and enables you to leverage and extend the capabilities of Microsoft WSUS or SCCM to report, deploy, and manage 3rd-party patches as well as Microsoft patches.

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    Sample Customers
    Waypoint, Mattos Filho, Meetic, Gems Education, Green Clinic HealthSystem, Service King
    University of San Diego
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    University28%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government12%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise48%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 2nd in Patch Management with 27 reviews while SolarWinds Patch Manager is ranked 12th in Patch Management. Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 8.8, while SolarWinds Patch Manager is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Quest KACE Systems Management writes "We can see everything for the endpoint management of devices using a single interface". On the other hand, Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, BigFix, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Ivanti Endpoint Security for Endpoint Manager, whereas SolarWinds Patch Manager is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Ivanti Patch for SCCM, Ivanti Patch for Windows and GFI LanGuard.

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