NinjaOne vs. Symantec Server Management Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NinjaOne
Score 9.2 out of 10
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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
Symantec Server Management Suite
Score 7.0 out of 10
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The Symantec Server Management Suite is an option for automating the management of servers and deployments.N/A
Pricing
NinjaOneSymantec Server Management Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NinjaOneSymantec Server Management Suite
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
NinjaOneSymantec Server Management Suite
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
9.2
33 Ratings
23% above category average
Symantec Server Management Suite
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Ratings
Remote monitoring9.430 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring7.830 Ratings00 Ratings
Activity Monitoring9.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
8.7
32 Ratings
19% above category average
Symantec Server Management Suite
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Ratings
Patch Management9.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation9.232 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
NinjaOneSymantec Server Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(39 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NinjaOneSymantec Server Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
NinjaOne
If you are looking for an affordable solution to RMM that just works, you should consider using NinjaOne. Their platform allows you to lock down the installation and prevent uninstallation by end users, it allows for direct ticket integration within the sys tray icon, and it is a very consistent product that will stay running when it is in use. That is not always the case with RMM solutions and for the price, NinjaOne is great.
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Broadcom
The SMP suite is great at what it does, but it can be very complicated to learn how to get it to do what you want. It's a beast! However, when you learn how to the things you want to do, it comes as second nature and you complete them like they're supposed to be done that way. A lot of these things are done to be able to be completed a number of different ways. Take Patch Management, you can deploy patches automatically, via Jobs, or via the "Start Software Update Cycle Now" link in the SMP Agent!
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Pros
NinjaOne
  • Remote connections: the NinjaRemote client is spectacular and very easy to use and navigate. It quickly connects to customer systems so my engineers are able to work. As a bonus, they also offer a really good mobile app to connect to client systems.
  • Antivirus: Bitdefender Endpoint Protection is built directly into the NinjaOne portal. This makes deploying and maintaining AV very easy.
  • OS Patching: NinjaOne makes it very easy to handle patching across multiple clients and locations. It is very easy to use and doesn't take long to set up.
  • Support: NinjaOne support is always very prompt and helpful.
  • Documentation: the NinjaOne Dojo is a one-stop shop for all of your FAQs, guides, and forum needs. You can find almost anything here to help you deploy and maintain NinjaOne.
  • Automation Library: NinjaOne comes preloaded with a large number of ready-to-go automations. They also provide you with a scripting module to create your own.
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Broadcom
  • Software deployment through policy
  • Engage with customers for feedback
  • Understands the future needs of customers
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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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Broadcom
  • The SMP solution is a beast. Each piece is complicated in itself let alone how everything ties together!
  • There is plenty of documentation online on how to perform a specific task, but you need to pay attention to what VERSION the article is written for. I've been halfway through implementing something only to hit a roadblock since I'm running a newer version and the option the article says to click on doesn't exist anymore...
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Likelihood to Renew
NinjaOne
I have not had any real issues with NinjaOne and as long as it keeps doing what it is meant to do, I do not plan on looking elsewhere. I need software to be stable and NinjaOne is stable.
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Broadcom
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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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Broadcom
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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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Broadcom
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Alternatives Considered
NinjaOne
NinjaOne has more overall features than these competitors bundled in their package. Both of these other products have separate add-ons that will accomplish the additional features that NinjaOne bundles in. While it seems that both may be slightly more powerful when it comes to the overall RMM software, NinjaOne has a much cleaner UI and makes it much easier to work in. NinjaOne also seems to always be growing and implementing solutions that customer ask for, without any additional up-charges. These competitors seem to have their finished product and additional add-ons like ticketing are completely separate offerings that are both separate charges and a completely different product all together
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Broadcom
The decision to use Symantec was not my own but I believe it competes well against other products such as SCCM offering more features.
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Return on Investment
NinjaOne
  • Seeing as how we are a remote/hybrid workforce, using NinjaOne has saved us hundreds of hours in remote management.
  • If we did not use Ninja and then migrated to using Ninja, it would pay for itself in one or two months for a whole years worth of costs!
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Broadcom
  • Being able to report on the majority of things you want all from one interface, makes it really easy to get the results you want.
  • Because my employer didn't provide training, it took working with support, reading technical documentation, and just playing around on my own to learn how to do certain things.
  • I've had a lot of help from the SMP Support staff and they're great people and very helpful!
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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