KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA) vs. Parallels Device Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA) is designed to save time and money by providing the user with a flexible and effective OS imaging and software deployment tool.N/A
Parallels Device Management
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Parallels Device Management enables users to centrally administer PCs, iPhones and iPads, including Mac management, with a simple plug-in. The vendor states the solution: Extends Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) for unified device administration. Improves IT performance, reducing duplicate work and incident resolution time. Is straightforward to deploy, requiring no additional infrastructure or training.N/A
Pricing
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA)Parallels Device Management
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KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA)Parallels Device Management
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA)Parallels Device Management
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User Ratings
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA)Parallels Device Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
KACE Systems Deployment Appliance (SDA)Parallels Device Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Quest
It is most effective in Windows PC environments and doing mass Windows deployments across a wired LAN. It would not be suitable for small office/school environments or for environments with limited PC usage.
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Alludo
We had a medium size fleet of macbook pros that we had deployed and had parallels already installed on them. We looked into a way to standardize and track these devices and started looking into Parallels as a solution to help us with this. Parallels was a good fit due to the fact that most of these machines already had the base system already installed
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Pros
Quest
  • Windows PC deployments.
  • Windows PC re-imaging.
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Alludo
  • Central location for management via Webv
  • Existing ecosystem for our mac users
  • Trust and transparent set up from normal operations
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Cons
Quest
  • USMT had issues with successfully capturing user states.
  • MAC support, stopped supporting newer versions of MAC OS. No APFS support.
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Alludo
  • It can be a bit difficult with a large fleet of computers
  • Can be a bit hard to troubleshoot if there are issues
  • There are other tools that are cheaper that do the same thing albeit not as well
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Support Rating
Quest
The majority of the support reps I talk to on the phone are quick to respond and very helpful. They will take their time helping you with any case for the SDA and have any issues with it. They will help you build new boot environments or deployments if you get stuck or have a problem.
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Alludo
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Alternatives Considered
Quest
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Alludo
We looked at a product called virtual box to do something similar to what we saw from Parallels but it was much more manual for us to deploy out the tool and we would have had to do a lot more work to manage all the systems we have in the fleet
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Return on Investment
Quest
  • Primarily saves us time for maintaining our computer labs.
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Alludo
  • Easy to deploy out to our fleet
  • quick turn around time to provision with parallels
  • ease of use from end user perspective
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