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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    IT Asset Management

    2.2

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    22%

    Symantec Asset Management Suite

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    KACE Asset Management Appliance ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Software and hardware inventory tracking

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    License management

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset lifecycle monitoring

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract management

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset relationship management

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Symantec Asset Management Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    50%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Symantec Asset Management Suite

    100%
    7 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Quest

    The KACE Management Appliance does many different things, but does not do them as well as other products. It is an all-in-one system for Asset tracking, software management, ticketing system, Contact management, and reporting. If you require basic functionality for these, then this product will meet your needs. But when you begin needing advanced/granular functions from the appliance, it will fall short.
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    Broadcom

    If your organization has more than 50 computers and you have a dedicated IT Staff to manage the software then Symantec Asset Management Suite would be a great fit for your organization. The IT Staff can customize and configure the software and console to fit your organization's direct needs. It will speed up software installations and help to keep your computers running smoothly by applying patches and other necessary software updates in a timely manner. It will also help you manage your asset inventory so you know exactly where each computer is located, its IP address, and the users logging into the machine. If your organization is small and only has around 20 computer users then I would not recommend investing in the Symantec Asset Management Suite. Managing 20 computers is a task that is pretty easy to manage even if you do not have a dedicated IT Staff within your organization.
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    Pros

    Quest

    • Gives you real time data to systems on my network.
    • I can get information on all applications running on devices on my network.
    • I can get information on what systems are not currently patched and up to date with MS and Virus definitions!
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    Broadcom

    • Asset tracking - Very important in a business
    • Reports - Keep track of what programs are installed, who has which computer, etc.
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    Cons

    Quest

    • Configuring automated software installs is difficult, and logs do not present useful information for troubleshooting.
    • Customer support will just refer you to search itninja.com when you call in for support issues.
    • KACE community site (itninja.com), has outdated documentation, and answers to questions are usually vague at best.
    • KACE Amp agent constantly breaks, and has to be re-installed on end user computers.
    • A parent-child relationship in the ticketing system requires you to create a process.
    • Remote provisioning fails consistently and does not provide any useful information as to why it failed.
    • K1000 is overpriced for the jobs it actually performs and the work that is required to maintain it.
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    Broadcom

    • Ability to tie into and be supported by RHEL, CentOS, and any other Unix based OS. I know that they could tie into some different systems, but weren't truly supported.
    • Altiris was how we deployed to multiple computers all at once, Altiris Agent sometimes stops, and can be an issue to have it update in the Console.
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    Pricing Details

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    KACE Asset Management Appliance editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Symantec Asset Management Suite

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Symantec Asset Management Suite editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Alternatives Considered

        Quest

        DAM blows away what Free wear we were previous trying to tweak and change for use to benefit the County. But as we looked into DAM we saw much more available with this product compared to what we had been trying to use over the last 10 years. It took a lot of convincing to get County Administration on board with County IT but after we had Dell come in and demo software and appliand to BOS and County Administrator they saw the added benefits of going with DAM! It has been a great addition to our County IT tools!
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        Broadcom

        We compared a lot of products Pulseway, Asset Panda, GoCodes, Service Now, BMC TrackIT, Sysaid, Landesk. After checking all these, found Symantec is the only one which fulfills all my organization's requirements. Glad to find a great choice by doing a proper survey. I would suggest others to go for this too.
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        Return on Investment

        Quest

        • Asset Tracking works exceptionally well, until the AMP agent breaks an endpoint machine. Quick re-install of the AMP agent usually resolves the issue.
        • The remote provisioning tool fails 90% of the time. If this worked properly or informed us why the remote provisioning failed, this tool could become an invaluable asset.
        • We canceled the support contact because the renewal price was expensive and cost just as much as the initial purchase price.
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        Broadcom

        • Increased productivity by PC Support
        • Faster compliance in a zero day situation
        • Reporting and visibility that lead to tangible action
        • Implementation can be cumbersome and technical support may be required.
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