Absolute Visibility vs. Lansweeper

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absolute Visibility
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Absolute Visibility is an adaptive endpoint security solution. It provides users with a persistent connection to all of their endpoints and the data they contain. The vendor says, by maintaining a two-way connection with each device, users have the insight they need to assess risk and apply remote security measures so they can protect each endpoint and the sensitive data it contains. This insight is delivered through a cloud-based console that requires no additional IT…N/A
Lansweeper
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Lansweeper - Network Discovery and IT Asset Management Software Lansweeper is an IT asset management solution that provides network…
$1
per year per asset
Pricing
Absolute VisibilityLansweeper
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Free (up to 100 assets)
$0
Enterprise
$1
per year per asset
Additional Help Desk Agents
$120
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absolute VisibilityLansweeper
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Absolute VisibilityLansweeper
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Absolute VisibilityLansweeper
IT Asset Management
Comparison of IT Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Absolute Visibility
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Ratings
Lansweeper
8.1
12 Ratings
6% above category average
Software and hardware inventory tracking00 Ratings8.112 Ratings
License management00 Ratings8.28 Ratings
Asset lifecycle monitoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Asset relationship management00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absolute VisibilityLansweeper
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(2 ratings)
8.2
(14 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absolute VisibilityLansweeper
Likelihood to Recommend
Absolute
I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information or devices that contain proprietary information, critical business information or other information that needs to be securely protected. It can also be used to track a device (individual) as well if that is your goal. We use it as an extra precaution to track our mental health clinicians that do home visits. It allows us to keep track of their whereabouts, in case an issue arises at a client's home. We are able to send someone out to check or assist, alert emergency services or send law enforcement if a situation should arise.
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Lansweeper
Lansweeper I believe is well suited for any environment - its low cost and small footprint make it an easy addition to any organization, big or small, that is looking for an asset inventory solution that can either replace or supplement existing asset management systems. It may not be well suited for situations where a lot of customization is necessary, such as pulling in custom fields or details from equipment that don't reside in a registry.
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Pros
Absolute
  • I tracked a stolen computer all the way to Africa from USA and disabled it.
  • I set up geofences with alerts. As soon as a computer got a wifi connection outside of our fences it would email me its current location.
  • Absolute's persistent technology was helpful. -Even when a pawn shop would attempt to "wipe" a device before getting it online, as soon as it got online it notified me of the OS re-installation and current location. We could call authorities and they could recover the device for us. And they were happy it made their job easier and deterred the pawn shop from reselling stolen devices.
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Lansweeper
  • Inventory - LANSweeper scans the network for devices - anything with an SNMP trap or using AD or local credentials. We can get an in-depth look at devices.
  • Reporting - LANSweeper can generate just about any report you can imagine. We can check RAM in groups and determine where upgrades are needed. We can find local printers (which aren't allowed on our network) and address that issue with the user. We can check CPU type to help determine end of life without our network.
  • Printers - It's nice to have a quick look at printer statuses. Toner levels, out of paper, and service errors are all reported via LANSweeper.
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Cons
Absolute
  • I do not know where I would consider this product to be deficient in functionality, difficult to use or any major changes that needed to be addressed.
  • I wish the pricing of this product was a little lower, but I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information.
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Lansweeper
  • Can only scan what it sees. Doesn't show every item on the machine. Patches are also absent.
  • Software Recognition is OK with Microsoft. It is dire within our network of multiple products. Recognition is at about 35% with constant manual work needed to baseline for each manufacturer in each network
  • Datacenter compliance is a manual project. We used Excel extensively.
  • License optimization is limited to installations v surplus licenses. We need to know who's using what and how.
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Likelihood to Renew
Absolute
No answers on this topic
Lansweeper
The price to function scale is so far towards function it would be stupid to get rid of it
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Support Rating
Absolute
No answers on this topic
Lansweeper
Lots of info online there are tons of SQL Reports you can copy from the web as Lansweeper and users post many of them. They also send out alerts that pop up on Lansweeper, letting you know of an update that you need for certain software and provide an SQL report so you can scan your system to see what PCs need this update.
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Alternatives Considered
Absolute
I have only used Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS). It was recommended by my Dell sales rep. After reviewing the product info, and loading a demo, it became clear that this is what was needed to add to our existing security to protect us from information loss due to a data breach on our portable devices. I presented this solution to the appropriate departments, and they agreed that this was something well worth the investment.
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Lansweeper
Microsoft System Center needs to install agents on all IT asset for discovery and sometimes the agents can easily get corrupted. Lansweeper is a SaaS solution and it's easier to deploy to all IT asset that are connected to the network. This save us a lot of deployment time without the need to engage vendor for professional service.
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Return on Investment
Absolute
  • Recovery of stolen assets.
  • After recovering a few devices and students becoming aware of Absolute being deployed, it had a prevention effect deterring additional theft.
  • It deterred pawn shops from accepting our stolen machines.
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Lansweeper
  • It had a positive impact on solutions expense cause several teams we're using different solutions with different costs that used several servers and DB resources. Now, we've been able to simply that a lot with Lansweeper.
  • With my previous point, people had to train and learn about each of their solutions. Now we can put a team in charge and so the other teams can focus on other tasks.
  • Last year Lansweeper changed their licencing prices a lot so it slashed our budget.
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ScreenShots

Absolute Visibility Screenshots

Screenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery SummaryScreenshot of Create Smart Device GroupsScreenshot of Software Overview ReportScreenshot of Create Policy GroupsScreenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery Match Score SummaryScreenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery Reporting Data

Lansweeper Screenshots

Screenshot of Lansweeper Cloud IT DashboardScreenshot of Cloud Asset Summary PageScreenshot of On-premise Asset Summary PageScreenshot of Asset History PageScreenshot of AD User ReportScreenshot of Switch Asset Page