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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Faronics Core

If you have just a couple of computers using DeepFreeze this isn't necessary. When you start using 100s of computers and multiple packages (like Deep Freeze, Data Igloo, and Insight) a tool is needed like Core for manageability.
Mark Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartDeploy

It works really well as an image maintenance and roll-out platform, allowing maintenance of a single "Gold" image.New features allow the deployment of some software packages as part of image deployment.It does not work very well as a maintenance platform in any use for us, but especially not well-suited for Windows 7 to Windows 10 migrations over WAN.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Faronics Core

  • Viability: a single pane of glass
  • Manageability
  • Convenience
Mark Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartDeploy

  • It allows us to maintain only one image. Much less effort required than storing and maintaining multiple images.
  • LAN deployment works very well with few issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Faronics Core

No answers on this topic

SmartDeploy

  • User migration from the management console does not work all that well. Many delays in the capture and deployment of user profiles.
  • Would like to see a user migration progress indicator to track progress.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Faronics Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SmartDeploy

SmartDeploy 8.0
Based on 2 answers
SmartDeploy customer support has been very good. Although we do not always get a super-fast response (though always within the time stated). The tech support folks at SmartDeploy always go the extra mile to see that our immediate issues are taken care of in as timely a manner as possible. They have always been attentive to our needs and frustrations.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Faronics Core

No answers on this topic

SmartDeploy

Although not exactly the same, we have explored the following:
  1. Symantec Ghost
  2. KACE Deployment
  3. Manual upgrading
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Faronics Core

  • It has sped up deployment significantly.
  • It makes it easier to work on a computer in the field.
Mark Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartDeploy

  • Very fast as an image deployment solution for new PCs. We do not have to create a completely new image when new hardware comes out. This is an amazing time-saver on its own.
  • With offline deployment and some workarounds, this is allowing us to migrate many Windows 7 units, rather than having to upgrade each one or load from scratch or replace it with new hardware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Faronics Core

General

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

Faronics Core Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SmartDeploy

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$960/50 machines

SmartDeploy Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$9601
PlusContact sales team
ProContact sales team
  1. per year
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