Secure Configuration Manager v5.8 by ProQuest


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BigFix Enterprise Suite v7.2                                                   Secure Configuration
                                                                               Manager v5.8
                                        settings. We believe this process                                         templates can be assigned to
                                        could be more streamlined or                                              the groups and assessment can
                                        just a little more intuitive.                                             begin. Agent installation is quite
                                           The various guides are avail-                                          a process. We found the agent
                                        able on the support site in PDF                                           deployment guide to be helpful
                                        format and range from installa-                                           in remotely deploying agents,
                                        tion manuals to administrator                                             but we believe the deployment
                                        and configuration guides and                                               process should be more auto-
                                        everything in-between. All this                                           mated and seamless.
                                        documentation is well-organized                                              Documentation includes
                                        and easy to follow with many                                              installation, user and agent
                                        step-by-step instructions and                                             deployment guides. All are in
Vendor BigFix                           screen shots.                          Vendor NetIQ                       PDF format and easy to read.
Price   $20/seat                           Support includes no-cost            Price  pricing starts at           The only downside to the docu-
Contact                   phone and email technical                       $1,100 per server         mentation is there are no screen
                                        support, as well as access to          Contact              shots or diagrams to help visually
         he BigFix Enterprise           a customer portal where                                                   illustrate configurations. Howev-

T        Suite is a large, full-scale
         suite that can be custom-
ized with several components
                                        customers can view information
                                        about support case history and
                                        license details.                       T
                                                                                       he Secure Configuration
                                                                                       Manager from NetIQ
                                                                                       allows for easy detec-
                                                                                                                  er, there are many checklists and
                                                                                                                  clear step-by-step instructions.
                                                                                                                     NetIQ offers basic no-cost
above policy management-type               At a price of $20 per seat          tion of misconfigured systems       support in the form of 12/5
components. For policy man-             for the server software and the        throughout the enterprise envi-    phone support, as well as email
agement, the suite offers the           Security Configuration and Vul-         ronment. This product offers the   assistance. There is also a sup-
Security Configuration and               nerability Manager pack, this is a     ability to assess system configu-   port area available on the web-
                Vulnerability Man-      solid value for the money. It does     rations against many compliance    site, which includes a user forum
                agement pack. This      ha
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