NinjaOne vs. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NinjaOne
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
NinjaOne (formerly NinjaRMM) is a security-oriented remote monitoring and management platform. It allows for manual customization as well as scripting and automation.N/A
Ansible
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform (acquired by Red Hat in 2015) is a foundation for building and operating automation across an organization. The platform includes tools needed to implement enterprise-wide automation, and can automate resource provisioning, and IT environments and configuration of systems and devices. It can be used in a CI/CD process to provision the target environment and to then deploy the application on it.
$5,000
per year
Pricing
NinjaOneRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Editions & Modules
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Basic Tower
5,000
per year
Enterprise Tower
10,000
per year
Premium Tower
14,000
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NinjaOneAnsible
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNinjaOne is a subscription service with a charge rate per month. For more detailed pricing information, contact NinjaOne directly to request a demo or to start 14-days free trial.
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Features
NinjaOneRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
9.2
24 Ratings
23% above category average
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
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Ratings
Remote monitoring9.122 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring8.122 Ratings00 Ratings
Activity Monitoring9.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
8.7
24 Ratings
19% above category average
Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform
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Ratings
Patch Management9.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation9.324 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises

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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
NinjaOneRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(30 ratings)
8.9
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
7.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
NinjaOneRed Hat Ansible Automation Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
NinjaOne
NinjaOne is a great solution for an all-in-one software suite that will accomplish many goals in a single pain of glass. It is very beneficial for small IT teams that need to automate and jobs as much as possible.
Patch management solution may not be the best if you have a large 3rd party software library.
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Red Hat
The thing I mentioned earlier where we're constantly dealing with federal regulations or new agents that they want us to install and deploy and just getting those out in a consistent manner in a canned installation via Playbook is ideal
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Pros
NinjaOne
  • With Ninja, we are able to have all of our IT tools and management under one umbrella making it extremely easy to keep an eye on all of our servers and workstations.
  • Their support team is OUTSTANDING and gives quick and helpful answers to our questions. Our account manager calls us personally to review any issues and ensure we are running smoothly.
  • Ninja gives us automated patch management of our important devices, and has a nice security log to see what's been done.
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Red Hat
  • Makes it easy to create and share automation in one central hub.
  • Ansible content collections give me the ability to reuse code, making it rapid to carry out complex IT processes.
  • Event-driven automation allows me to reduce manual tasks: it is rapid to know which action to take and respond automatically by receiving events from external apps automatically.
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Cons
NinjaOne
  • NinjaOne does support Mac, however I would like to have more options for automation and scheduled task on Mac devices.
  • I would like it if NinjaOne also provided an MDM solution.
  • It would be nice is NinjaOne could integrate a PAM solution as well.
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Red Hat
  • Workflows should have more flexible paths than just success or failure.
  • The upgrade process can be challenging with differences in security and environment.
  • There is an opportunity to add CICD functionality into the tool.
  • For development, it would be nice to have the option of editing a repo directly from AAP to allow quick tests/reruns. Then, allow it to push the updates back or create a new branch/PR in GitHub.
  • The RBAC is good but could use improvements. One example would be an option that allows admins to assume the access of another user to validate it works as expected.
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Likelihood to Renew
NinjaOne
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Red Hat
We are deploying Ansible at all levels of the organization
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Usability
NinjaOne
Ninja's interface is clean and simple. Overall usability from an interface perspective is good. Some items, policies and scripting for instance, are a bit cumbersome and it's really not clear how to implement with a best practice mind-site. Ninja RMM got the job done for us but as we pushed our needs more into automation and efficiency we felt it wasn't keeping up with our speed of growth. There is definitely usability in the product, and it will get the job done, but there are other RMM's out there that fit better in our business.
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Red Hat
the yaml is easy to write and most people can be taught to write basic playbooks in a few weeks
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Performance
NinjaOne
No answers on this topic
Red Hat
Great in almost every way compared to any other configuration management software. The only thing I wish for is python3 support. Other than that, YAML is much improved compared to the Ruby of Chef. The agentless nature is incredibly convenient for managing systems quickly, and if a member of your term has no terminal experience whatsoever they can still use the UI.
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Support Rating
NinjaOne
Support has been very responsive and my account rep Brian K. has communicated with me continuously making sure we had everything we need. Not like other MDMs where they sign you up and that's the last you hear from them. NinjaOne makes sure you use the product to its best application and you are successful and continue as the product features grow.
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Red Hat
There is a lot of good documentation that Ansible and Red Hat provide which should help get someone started with making Ansible useful. But once you get to more complicated scenarios, you will benefit from learning from others. I have not used Red Hat support for work with Ansible, but many of the online resources are helpful.
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Implementation Rating
NinjaOne
No answers on this topic
Red Hat
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Alternatives Considered
NinjaOne
Ninja is much easier to use that anything I've worked with in the past. We selected Ninja because we felt the learning curve for the team would be the fastest, and the roadmap for the product shows its evolving quickly. Can't say that for many of the other platforms I've worked with in the past. Great account management. Great Product overall.
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Red Hat
AAP doesn't truly stack up against any of the products mentioned except for Aria Automation. But, it is extensible and open and has a lower cost to entry.
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Return on Investment
NinjaOne
  • Pos - Ninja has replaced 3 other software we used for monitoring, Remote Access
  • Pos - Have deployed ticketing to end users for better tracking of issues
  • Neg - Nothing bad about ninja but our teams workload has increased to take care of ticket tracking -
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Red Hat
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform offers automation and ML tools that allow me to automate complex IT tasks.
  • Through automation analytics, it is seamless to gain full visibility into automation performance allowing me to make informed decisions.
  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform allows me to move rapidly from insights to action.
  • Creating and sharing automation content in one place unify a team in one place hence enhancing real-time collaboration.
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ScreenShots

NinjaOne Screenshots

Screenshot of NinjaRMM DashboardScreenshot of NinjaRMM Mobile AppScreenshot of NinjaRMM AutomationScreenshot of NinjaRMM Device DetailsScreenshot of NinjaRMM Network Monitoring - NetFlowScreenshot of NinjaRMM Virtual Machine Monitoring