Symantec IT Management (Altiris), Worth a second look!
October 12, 2015

Symantec IT Management (Altiris), Worth a second look!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Software Version

ITMS 7.5/7.6

Modules Used

  • Patch Management, Software Management, Mac Management, Inventory Management, Asset Management

Overall Satisfaction with Symantec

Symantec ITMS has filled several gaps for me. Everything from patch and vulnerability management to software licensing and audit control. I'm currently using ITMS for software management, reporting, provisioning and asset control. Through the advanced reporting capabilities, I'm able to generate real time, actionable data whenever I want.
  • I have not found a better patch management solution to date.
  • The ability to manage out-of-band clients via Cloud Enabled Management is huge.
  • Technical support has always been top notch.
  • Technical documentation may be lacking at times but support will usually make up for it.
  • Training and certification is very limited.
  • Sometimes a tough sell after a rocky reputation in the past.
  • 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.
Of the above mentioned solutions, I would say that nothing can hold a candle to the Asset Management suite within Altiris. After extensive research into products like Kaseya and SCCM, they have all fallen short as a full solution.
I've seen Symantec shine in both small environments and large global infrastructures. This solution is very involved and good, ITMS engineers will come at a cost but the ROI will be worth it.