ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus vs. Sophos Intercept X

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Patch Manager Plus is an automated patch management software that provides enterprises with a single interface for all patch management tasks. The vendor claims it works across platforms, helping users patch Windows, Mac, Linux & 300+ third-party applications. With Automated Patch Deployments, users can automate the entire process of patch management:…
$245
50 endpoints
Sophos Intercept X
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Sophos Endpoint Protection (Sophos EPP) with Intercept X is an endpoint security product providing an antivirus / antimalware solution that when upgraded with Intercept X or Intercept X Advanced provides advanced threat detection and EDR capabilities.
$28
per year per user
Pricing
ManageEngine Patch Manager PlusSophos Intercept X
Editions & Modules
Professional
$245.00
50 endpoints
Enterprise
$345.00
50 endpoints
Professional
$345.00
50 endpoints
Enterprise
$445.00
50 endpoints
Intercept X Advanced
$28
per year per user
Intercept X Advanced with XDR
$48
per year per user
Sophos Managed Threat Response
$79
per year per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine Patch Manager PlusSophos Intercept X
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is for a 3-year commitment. Government and Education pricing available.
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Community Pulse
ManageEngine Patch Manager PlusSophos Intercept X
Top Pros
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Features
ManageEngine Patch Manager PlusSophos Intercept X
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus
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Ratings
Sophos Intercept X
9.2
19 Ratings
9% above category average
Anti-Exploit Technology00 Ratings8.619 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)00 Ratings9.619 Ratings
Centralized Management00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Infection Remediation00 Ratings9.919 Ratings
Vulnerability Management00 Ratings8.44 Ratings
Malware Detection00 Ratings9.919 Ratings
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User Ratings
ManageEngine Patch Manager PlusSophos Intercept X
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(6 ratings)
9.3
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine Patch Manager PlusSophos Intercept X
Likelihood to Recommend
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
If you are managing a very large number of computers, I would say 1000+, the standard patching tools provided by Microsoft will fail to do their job properly. This is where you will benefit from ManageEngine PATCH MANAGER Plus, being agent-based it is fast, easy to manage, and reliable. If you require functionality more than just patching, like security auditing, you have to look elsewhere.
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Sophos
To be frank, this product is fairly expensive. So I would recommend this to companies that are mid-sized or larger to condone the cost of the purchase. It does save me a significant amount of time in my day - being able to glance at the dashboard and see if there are any outstanding issues that require my attention, as not much digging must be done to accomplish this. So for our company, with a short-staffed IT department, it's incredibly helpful to us. We also qualify for Educational pricing which brings the cost down - which helps tremendously
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Pros
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • All the patches are tested before delivered to us.
  • It's on cloud so we does not need to maintain Hardware and Network.
  • It also upgrades the hardware drivers & BIOS. But for BIOS only we use monthly updates no automatic policy just push to target computers.
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Sophos
  • Sophos Intercept X is great at preventing malware infections and rolling back their effects. I have seen this happen hundreds of times since we installed it
  • When combined with Sophos Central, you have an easy to use dashboard where you can manage all installations from a single pane of glass.
  • It's easy to deploy on machines and stays updated.
  • Good reporting features including alerts sent to the admin if there's ever something wrong with it.
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Cons
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Would like to be able to still install patches that are older than 3 months
  • Would like to be able to upload our own installers, but understand this is part of endpoint central
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Sophos
  • Sophos OOTB policies are very strict and they don't offer anything less strict without you creating new custom policies. I'm sure this is deliberate because the product starts you out in the safest way possible but it means that you will have lots of calls to your tech support desk when you first deploy it unless you do somewhat extensive testing beforehand.
  • Sophos Intercept X is currently broken (at least the DLP component) by having secure boot turned on in the UEFI/BIOS. If any user wants to be able to write data to a USB drive or floppy from their PC (yes we still have a couple users who need to use floppies) we have to turn off secure boot on their PC, even if the DLP policy for that user/PC combination specifies that the user and PC are allowed to write to USB/floppy. This would be a very serious problem if it weren't for the fact that we have very few users who need to write files to USB. For us it's OK but I bet it would be a deal-breaker for others.
  • I don't see a whole lot of evidence that Intercept X is any different than any other anti-virus, so maybe their admin alerts just don't clearly identify when they have identified a zero-day threat or maybe we just haven't had any zero-day threats.
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Likelihood to Renew
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
Sophos
We have gotten a great product for the price. Easy to maintain and set up on new devices. Support is great and easy to work with and understand.
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Usability
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
Sophos
Very easy to use
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Support Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The support team at Patch Manager Plus has been awesome. Very responsive and knowledgeable. There are times when there is confusion between different tickets but there is still good service.
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Sophos
Most of the support reps are fantastic. There have been a few though that have had to be escalated via Account Manager when they haven't followed up but this is a rare instance, and often followed up by the Support Manager for APAC.
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Implementation Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
Sophos
Best thing was the help pushing out via group policy and was able to get instructions for that on sophos site
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Alternatives Considered
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
SolarWinds was not selected because it runs on top of
SCCM which in itself is problematic and unreliable. We need an application that
runs in standalone mode and does not rely on any other application. SolarWinds
is also one of the most expensive. Kaseya and GFI LanGuard are overkill as they contain
functionality that we do not need or already have. GFI LanGuard for instance
does security auditing the same as Qualys that we already have. Kaseya is a full
management and automation solution.
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Sophos
Webroot Endpoint Protection is not even in the same league as Sophos Intercept-X. I have tested and compared both sides by side, run simulations and it's not even close. Plus the Sophos central management is so much better. Easier to view user activities and apply policies and remediate threats. Sophos is the clear winner between these two products.
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Return on Investment
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • It has saved engineers so much time when monitoring patching out of hours.
  • We no longer need to log into each individual server to patch it if it's failed, it can all be done from inside ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus itself.
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Sophos
  • Once our technical and commercial areas got certified, the ROI over the time spent, is great. Actual customers, and/or new ones with other tools, feel safe and advised, once they get in touch with us.
  • When Sophos EndPoint is being compared against Web Management Tools (competitors), we have failed to deliver, nevertheless, there is a version of Sophos Central (Cloud) which achieves this requirement at 100% and more, since is Cloud Based (on AWS).
  • We are grateful to be on Sophos "Radar" as a Platinum Partner, and "The Americas" valued partner, we have seen our business grow, thanks to this kind of technology, throughout the years.
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ScreenShots

ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus Screenshots

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Sophos Intercept X Screenshots

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