JFrog Artifactory vs. Symantec Ghost Solution Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
JFrog Artifactory
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
JFrog Artifactory is a software repository management solution for enterprises available on-premise or from the cloud, presented as a single solution for housing and managing all the artifacts, binaries, packages, files, containers, and components for use throughout the software supply chain. JFrog Artifactory serves as a central hub for DevOps, integrating with tools and processes to improve automation, increase integrity, and incorporate best practices along the way.
$150
per month
Symantec Ghost Solution Suite
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Symantec's Ghost Solution Suite is an imaging and deployment solution.N/A
Pricing
JFrog ArtifactorySymantec Ghost Solution Suite
Editions & Modules
Pro
$150
per month unlimited users
Enterprise X
$750
per month unlimited users
Pro
$3,500
per year
Pro X
$21,500
per year
Enterprise X
$43,500
per year
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
Enterprise+
Custom Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JFrog ArtifactorySymantec Ghost Solution Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
JFrog ArtifactorySymantec Ghost Solution Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(8 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
JFrog ArtifactorySymantec Ghost Solution Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
JFrog
It works at scale and a large number of accessible pipelines for searching, repository updates and indexing will become easier. JFrog provides end-to-end solutions for all DevOps needs. With this, Jfrog Artifactory specifically implements the management of highly available repositories, with a smooth interface and integration with all the main CI tools on the market.
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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
JFrog
  • Artifactory Management acting as a repository manager of docker images, application and component dependencies
  • Automate pipelines and thereby releasing changes faster
  • Supports high availability and scalability with multi site replication
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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
JFrog
  • We can always use support for more different types of packages in Artifactory.
  • We also would like to see the Artifactory X-Ray produce continue to mature.
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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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Usability
JFrog
The main problem that seems intractable is getting the checksum of the artifact. Managing container artifacts is a game changer for us during project execution, as the container artifact type exposes all base image and Docker file steps. This makes debugging or analysis easier. Jfrog Artifactory provides promotion feature and can automated from one environment repo to another environment repo before the deployment occurs.
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Broadcom
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Support Rating
JFrog
Support tickets take days to respond. The most basic of questions that should be knocked out in a few hours don't get answers for days. Tickets are also closed without resolution.
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Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
JFrog
JFrog Artifactory has a much more friendly GUI, making package exploration less of a chore to do. Other than that, their features are pretty much comparable to each other. Both support multiple types of packages; both have API that can integrate well with CI/CD pipelines.
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Broadcom
The Symantec Ghost Solutions Suite learning curve isn't that steep.
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Return on Investment
JFrog
  • So many times it happens at the time of dependency resolution some of the servers are down e.g NPM, Maven central, PiPy in that cause our builds starts failing. By proxying these repositories with JFrog this is never happened again.
  • It reduced the additional cost of container image registry and management effort.
  • Support of integration with Build, Monitoring, and CI tools resulted in smooth automation and management.
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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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