Ivanti Patch vs. Symantec Ghost Solution Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ivanti Patch
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Ivanti provides patch automation via Ivanti Patch, available for a SCCM, Ivanti Endpoint Manager, as well as Linux, Unix, and Mac.N/A
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Symantec's Ghost Solution Suite is an imaging and deployment solution.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
Ivanti PatchSymantec Ghost Solution Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Ivanti
Ivanti Patch is easy to deploy and use for any windows patch management and auto scan. Configuration management is very great with Ivanti Patch. They have a great support community and provide you with the best help and technical support from the Ivanti Patch support team. Ivanti Patch and system center configuration manager give you the best tools and features to their users for security and configuration management.
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Broadcom
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite is well suited to standard images of company approved software and standard configurations for all users. When every user has the same computer configuration, it is easily managed with a standard image across the board. It is less effective if you need to have multiple configurations for different groups. It becomes cumbersome to manage all the various images. When you add to the complexity by having to address the different drivers for the different hardware model computers, this only adds to the overall number of images you will have to manage, create and keep updated. I find Ghost most helpful with standard hardware model computers and one or two images company wide.
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Pros
Ivanti
  • Scheduling patching
  • Inventory management
  • Reporting
  • Patch management
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Broadcom
  • Pushing out scripts and jobs to computers
  • Remote imaging and pushing out Windows OS Images
  • Helping to track who pushed out what jobs
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Cons
Ivanti
  • Ivanti Patch needs more enhancement for application connectors.
  • Its user interface is not so easy to use for someone new.
  • They can do some more improvement with auto scan and inventory management.
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Broadcom
  • Initial install could be easier. Had to call support to assist.
  • Joining domains had a few kinks that had to be figured out.
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Alternatives Considered
Ivanti
Ivanti Patch is more reliable and easy to use than any system center configuration management software in the market. This is value for money and provides you the best tools for patching and configuration. Its user interface is easy to understand and has a great support community online and Ivanti Patch's technical support team helps you in every step when they find any issues.
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Broadcom
The Symantec Ghost Solutions Suite learning curve isn't that steep.
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Return on Investment
Ivanti
  • Has saved me probably days of patching at this point
  • Has kept our devices up to date, saved us from zero day attacks
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Broadcom
  • A positive impact of Ghost would be time. To deploy computers form scratch is very time consuming and labor intensive for the IT Department. Ghost clearly saves the time of the IT departments staff to quickly get a new computer out to user so they can spend their time on addressing other issues and being more productive.
  • Time is money. If the IT department is spending hours preparing computers and employees are out of a computer for an extended period of time waiting for one to be loaded, this is money lost to the company in paying employees to sit around and wait for a computer to be configured.
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