Automox vs. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus. Which is best?

Face it. On-premises patch management solutions require more operational overhead than you’d like. It’s time to step away from the legacy solutions with cumbersome infrastructure for a simple, efficient cloud-native solution.

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Why should you choose Automox over ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus?

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Cloud-native consoleXAutomox manages everything from a single cloud console. ManageEngine’s cloud-based control requires an on-premises distribution server and has limited functionality.
Cross-platform support for the latest Windows, macOS and LinuxXManageEngine does not offer the same, broad cross-platform support for Windows, macOS and Linux from a single console as Automox does.
Multi-location support across geosXCross-platform, multi-location support is built-in with Automox. ManageEngine requires multiple consoles and distribution servers to do the same.
Infrastructure-free architectureXAutomox is completely cloud-native. ManageEngine’s cloud console still requires an on-premises distribution server for each geo.
Remote workforce support without VPNXAutomox updates remote users endpoints via the cloud any time they’re online. ManageEngine’s remote workforce support only works when users connect through a VPN.
Free training providedXAutomox’s subscription includes training from an in-house support team. ManageEngine recommends four hours per month, per admin and 40 hours of practice.
Legacy OS patching supportXAutomox can patch legacy operating systems including Windows XP, Server 2003, and Windows 7. ManageEngine’s legacy support will end in February 2020.
Linux supportXAutomox supports Linux. ManageEngine’s cloud does not support Linux.
macOS supportXAutomox supports OSX. ManageEngine’s cloud does not support OSX.
Unlimited Admin accountsXAutomox allows unlimited administrator accounts at no extra cost. ManageEngine charges per administrator after the first admin account.
Feature extensibilityXAutomox delivers an extensible automation platform for any task. ManageEngine’s product lineup is locked into the provided capabilities that come out of the box and align to the roadmap.

It’s clear why Automox is better.

Want to work faster, smarter, and easier from one centralized solution?

With Automox, you can view and manage your endpoint hardening with a cross-platform solution that works across Windows, OSX or Linux endpoints—whether they’re on-prem, in the cloud or on the move. ManageEngine can’t say the same.


Looking to automate your cyber hygiene?

Right out-of-the-box, Automox delivers the features you need to automate your cyber hygiene, including OS software and 3rd party patching, system inventory, software deployment, and configuration management. Automating these tasks can immediately reduce your vulnerability by up to 80%. Automox’s extensible design allows users to automate any action through custom-policy Automox Worklets™.

Want to ditch the on-premises infrastructure?

ManageEngine still requires a legacy on-premises solution per location–with all the associated maintenance. Automox eliminates those headaches with a modern, cloud-native approach to patch management that doesn’t require controlled, on-prem solutions and cumbersome VPN patch cycles.

Automox ranked the best cloud-native, cross-platform solution for patch management.

According to the Winter 2020 G2 Patch Management Report, real customers ranked Automox as the highest rated cloud-native solution vs. other leading solutions. And more.

High Performer Winter 2020
High PerformerCustomers get up and running with Automox faster than any other tool.
Fast Implementation Winter 2020
Fastest ImplementationAutomox wins in ease of setup, implementation time, user adoption, and more.
Easiest to do Business with Winter 2020
Easiest To Do Business WithCustomers rank Automox as the easiest partner to work with.

You’re in good company

“We needed a solution that was cloud-based, served our multi-OS environment, and gave us the right mix of automation and control needed to configure/customize a variety of end users. Automox just worked."

Jonathan Sibray, Senior IT Director at University of Colorado Law School

You’re in good company

“I can hands-down recommend Automox for anyone working with modern development today."

Chris Borte, Director of IT and DevOps at InsideTrack

You’re in good company

“We needed a simple, single point of management which Automox nailed. The time savings has been massive."

Jared Haggerty, CEO of Databerry

You’re in good company

“We can now automatically patch any device on any operating system, from any location."

Corey Dolan, IT Technician at Tekside.iO
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