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?

FEATUREManage Enegine Patch ManagerADVANTAGE
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 and IT operations.

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.

Leader Spring 2022

Automox continues to be one of the industry's leading solutions, according to first-party data from real customer reviews.

Highest User Adoption Spring 2022
Highest User Adoption

Getting started with Automox is quick, easy, and painless - regardless of OS, location, or third-party applications.

Easiest to do Business with Winter 2022
Easiest to Use

Customers rate Automox as the easiest IT operations solution on the market today.

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