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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

The purchase order module can be very useful if you put a process in place. It is miles ahead of using a spreadsheet or something simple to do purchase orders and track spending.It can be good to keep track of equipment and software you have in house. However it is imperative you have dedicated staff and processes in place to maximize the utility of the software else it can become a white elephant if not implemented properly as it is a complex piece of software that does many things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BigFix

BigFix is well suited for patch review and deployment, but there are key features that can definitely be improved. An example is that if a specific patch is deployed, but a cumulative update that contains that patch is not deployed, the system still shows the patch as outstanding or not implemented.Another area for improvement is the customization of BigFix. The tool has many uses and can be extremely helpful, but the amount of knowledge required to customize the solution is significant and customized scripts or "fixlets" need to be created. If common things could be pre-packaged and provided to the customer community, it would allow for an easier deployment and use of the tool.
Mark Hannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.1
BigFix
Software and hardware inventory tracking
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.4
BigFix
License management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
7.3
BigFix
Asset lifecycle monitoring
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
5.5
BigFix
Contract management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
7.1
BigFix
Asset relationship management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
4.3
BigFix

Endpoint Security

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
6.1
Anti-Exploit Technology
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
5.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
9.0
Centralized Management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
7.4
Hybrid Deployment Support
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
6.2
Infection Remediation
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
5.0
Vulnerability Management
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
5.8
Malware Detection
ManageEngine AssetExplorer
BigFix
4.0

Pros

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

  • The asset discovery across the network is great.
  • The periodic scanning and updating of asset status is super valuable.
  • The software discovery is outstanding. Receiving list of installed software helps greatly with license compliance.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

BigFix

  • It is easy to add systems into BigFix and keep good inventories.
  • The inventory properties can be customized to facilitate various reporting demands.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

  • You can fill the database and link it.
  • You can also add assets that aren't connected with the offline script, I would prefer to get a .exe but this import XML works well.
  • All is handled via the web, I would prefer a GUI standalone client.
Jorge Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

BigFix

  • Reports that it does have could be fine-tuned and provide more percentages and charts for executives.
  • The ability to use agentless deployments would be nice.
David Baca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

ManageEngine AssetExplorer 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is not a perfect solution. I don't believe it is the best software for some of the components it offers but I do like and appreciate what it does offer. It offers complexity and a range of features for a company to take advantage of if planned and implemented properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

BigFix

BigFix 5.9
Based on 3 answers
While some support calls are quickly responded to, many times our engineers have been pointed to collaborative web sites such as Bigfix.me for solutions or the option of engaging professional services has been proposed. While this may seem like a good way to drive business, it is not seen as efficient a support process as could be provided to the customer base.
Mark Hannon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

Altiris is very daunting for users that have never worked with it. AssetExplorer was much easier to use for our team that had no experience with asset management.
Christopher Treece, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

BigFix

We used Spiceworks in small scales. BigFix is more enterprise-ready and able to support a large environment like ours. It also offers functions that are not available in Spiceworks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

  • Allow us to stay in compliance with licensing requirements. We usually have just the right amount of licenses +2 or 3. We don't have to guess on where we are.
  • Allows us identify older assets and proactively replace them. Reduces downtime.
  • No negative impacts I can think of.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

BigFix

  • We've been using BigFix for some time and it has helped us with vulnerability remediation.
  • It has reduced our risk level tremendously compared to just using WSUS.
David Baca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

ManageEngine AssetExplorer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

BigFix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.3
BigFix
6.7

Support Rating

ManageEngine AssetExplorer
6.0
BigFix
5.9

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