AWS Config vs. Micro Focus Asset Management X

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Config
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Web Services offers AWS Config, a service that provides monitoring and assessment of AWS resource configurations to support compliance auditing, change management and troubleshooting, with resource histories and comparison of historical configurations against planned configurations.N/A
Micro Focus Asset Management X
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Micro Focus Asset Management X (formerly HP Asset Manager) is enterprise-class IT asset management (ITAM) solution acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, supporting change and configuration management and license management.N/A
Pricing
AWS ConfigMicro Focus Asset Management X
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS ConfigMicro Focus Asset Management X
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsWith AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded, the number of active AWS Config rule evaluations and the number of conformance pack evaluations in your account. A configuration item is a record of the configuration state of a resource in your AWS account. An AWS Config rule evaluation is a compliance state evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule in your AWS account, and a conformance pack evaluation is the evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule within the conformance pack.
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Features
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IT Asset Management
Comparison of IT Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
AWS Config
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Ratings
Micro Focus Asset Management X
7.0
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Software and hardware inventory tracking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
License management00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Asset lifecycle monitoring00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Asset relationship management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
AWS ConfigMicro Focus Asset Management X
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
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6.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
9.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS ConfigMicro Focus Asset Management X
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
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Micro Focus
Asset Manager is great for people who understand the Software Development Lifecycle and are familiar with the terminology, however for a new assistant, or a new novice user, the software can seem over-whelming with the rather confusing terminology and a multitude of tabs that open up. It's definitely great software to use for a professional PM, however an assistant would be lost in the tools being offered.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • The ability to track changes in AWS is paramount, AWS config allows you to do this
  • Allows the auditing of an AWS account
  • Can view history of an account that has AWS config enabled
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Micro Focus
  • Export Excel function
  • Notifications
  • Display set up
  • Contract to asset relationship
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • It's only AWS, no third party.
  • Not the most intuitive interface, but with a little getting used to it is OK.
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Micro Focus
  • Need more video tutorials - Although HP has great FAQs and has included the keyword search for topics, but some video tutorials would be great to help a new user.
  • Overwhelming at times. I remember when I first started using the software, just the magnitude of tools were too much. However even though I don't use half the tools even now, just the possibility of more functions available to me, makes it a great software.
  • Secure Log-in - I would like HP to invest into single sign-on where you don't need to put in your user ID & password constantly. A push notification to a personal device would a great added feature.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
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Micro Focus
I find HP Asset Manager useful but sometimes too much data needs to be entered.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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Micro Focus
I have used 2 systems (chevron and HPAM), each has it's pluses and minuses. Once I was comfortable with the system I gave it an above average score
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Performance
Amazon AWS
Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
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Micro Focus
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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Micro Focus
Have not interacted with HP support that much
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
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Micro Focus
HP Asset Manager is definitely enterprise grade, whereas the other asset Management programs I have are specific to either one industry or a smaller locations that might not need the deep analysis & reporting functionalities & tools that are provided by HP. The cost is indeed higher than other programs like Fox Graphic Tracker (Internal Software) and Samange that I have used in the past, but for a large enterprise with multiple ongoing projects, HP Asset Manager is the way to go !
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Enforcing audit requirements
  • Easy to set up alerting when there are rule breaches
  • Auto remediation reduces the manual policing of such breaches
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Micro Focus
  • HP Asset Manager is great for compliance purposes. We know we have all the licenses in place when needed for upgrades or yearly reviews. Saves us times.
  • Ability to track & print reports saves PMs time in quartely reviews.
  • Great way to prepare for any presentations by the use of analytical tools which saves us money in investing in other software for presentation purposes.
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