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What Is ManageEngine Endpoint Central?

Endpoint Central is the comprehensive patching solution for Windows, Mac, Linux OSs and 1000+ third-party software applications for your IT devices. Using our UEM solution, you can deploy patches across desktops, laptops, servers, roaming devices, and virtual machines from a single interface.

We are one of the few vendors to support BIOS and Driver patching. We also have a mobile app that empowers you to patch endpoints anywhere and anytime!

Who Uses ManageEngine Endpoint Central?

All Enterprises

Where can ManageEngine Endpoint Central be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premises

About the vendor

  • ManageEngine
  • Located in The Octagon, US
  • Founded in 1996

ManageEngine Endpoint Central support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 11 others

ManageEngine Endpoint Central pricing

Starting Price:

USD 795.00/year
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

ManageEngine Endpoint Central has a free version and offers a free trial. ManageEngine Endpoint Central paid version starts at USD 795.00/year.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • ManageEngine
  • Located in The Octagon, US
  • Founded in 1996

ManageEngine Endpoint Central support

  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Countries available

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra and 224 others

Languages

Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 11 others

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Features of ManageEngine Endpoint Central

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Application Security
  • Automatic Patch Deployment
  • Automatic Scans
  • Capacity Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Dashboard
  • Deployment Management
  • Device Management
  • Endpoint Management
  • Endpoint Protection Software
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • IT Reporting
  • Incident Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Issue Auditing
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • License Inventory
  • License Tracking
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Patch Management
  • Remote Access & Monitoring
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Security Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Software Management
  • Trial License

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Reviews of ManageEngine Endpoint Central

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Rob
Rob
Head of IT in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great all-in-one management platform

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: We initially replaced our WSUS system with DC, then expanded it out to cover MDM (replacing Meraki) and vulnerability scanning.

Pros:

- Centralised patch management - Vulnerability and threat management works pretty well - Excellent, responsive support team - Once you get used to how it works, it's pretty robust and nice to use - Nice MDM, desktop, laptop and mobile management all in one place

Cons:

- It takes a while to get your head around how updates are applied - it is quite 'batchy' - The MDM UI is sometimes a bit confusing

Mike
Mike
IT Consultant in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Renewables & Environment, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The go-to for Google Workspace organizations

4.0 11 months ago

Comments: Overall, ManageEngine Endpoint Central enables me to schedule automated patching of systems, deploy software and software updates, execute scripts, remotely assist users, and manage assets -- on both Windows and macOS. This is all without needing Azure AD or on-premises Active Directory.

Pros:

In my comparison of endpoint management products -- both in 2020 and again in 2023 -- ManageEngine Endpoint Central (Enterprise or UEM) was the only one to check all of the must-have boxes for organizations that aren't entrenched in Microsoft 365. It also does so at one of the most competitive prices.

Cons:

It doesn't provide automated/audited privilege management/elevation for providing users with local administrator access on their system when needed. Instead, you must deploy a configuration change to add them to the local administrators group, or to create a second account with administrator privileges.

Alternatives Considered: Hexnode UEM , JumpCloud Directory Platform , NinjaOne and Microsoft Intune

Switched From: Kaseya VSA

Reasons for Switching to ManageEngine Endpoint Central: Provided the most features for the money without requiring Active Directory.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

"Streamline Endpoint Management with ManageEngine Endpoint Central: Enhanced Visibility, Control, and Real-Time Monitoring"

5.0 2 weeks ago New

Comments: ManageEngine Endpoint Central is a unified endpoint management software that streamlines endpoint management, enhancing visibility and control over running applications, ensuring all systems and applications, including third-party apps, are up-to-date and free from vulnerabilities, all while improving the user experience on a single platform. Its agent deployment architecture enables real-time management and monitoring of endpoints.

Pros:

Automation capabilities of the application, from scheduled AD sync, inventory scan, and vulnerability scan to Automated patch testing in the Test & approve, Automated Patch Deployment, and conclusive scheduled reporting to automated tasks. Endpoint Central features a wide functionality in daily system administration and management. The integral of remote desktop connection, chat, video, audio and text exchange between admin and user has simplified Remote support. License tracking in the inventory mgt module enables the org to save expenses on underutilized software and helps scale up for the frequently used software

Cons:

The Data Loss Prevention module is far-fetched, we cannot manage other mail clients other than Outlook.

Alternatives Considered: Ivanti Neurons UEM

Reasons for Switching to ManageEngine Endpoint Central: Endpoint Central offers unified management from a single console, enhanced visibility and control, comprehensive updates, real-time management, and improved user experience. It's cost-effective, scalable, automates routine tasks, includes advanced security features, and provides reliable customer support. These benefits made it a strong choice for improving endpoint management.

Andrew
IT Manager in US
E-Learning, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Updated Review after 7 mo We won’t renew annual subscription

3.0 5 months ago

Comments: Not extremely pleased with Endpoint Central Cloud UEM. For what we ultimately use in the suite we could’ve saved money and used either a different ManageEngine / ZoHo product or a different software altogether.
I’m not meaning to sound so hard on them, but I’m just not happy with what we got for the cost. We won’t be renewing the annual subscription.

Pros:

Documentation is very helpful, customer service is generally very good and prompt at answering. There are a lot of included features in endpoint central uem edition (we used endpoint central uem cloud). Windows OS features work often. Remote access feature is good. Patch management works.

Cons:

Limited features for MacOS and extremely few for Linux although some problems may be limited by the OS. Enrollment was a pain for Mac and Linux and provided few benefits. (No MdM for Linux. MDM required and included for macOS, but provided few benefits.) Advertising on the ManageEngine website and Endpoint Central website promised way more than it delivers. Especially for multi OS features. Very windows-centric.

Alternatives Considered: Jamf Pro and Microsoft Intune

Reasons for Switching to ManageEngine Endpoint Central: Jamf Pro is way too expensive. Intune doesn’t play nicely with non-Microsoft windows os. Intune would have too limited functions. Jamf is a big question mark because the cost is too prohibitive.

Yury
Administrator in Belarus
Information Technology & Services, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Powerful solution

5.0 4 months ago

Comments: I'm using it for:
- Providing reports on the company's equipment, installed software, etc;
- Remote assistance to employees using internal functions of the platform;
- Supports endpoint security through the ability to install security patches;
- Remote program update.

Pros:

- We like that this product gives us large set of feqtures to manage corporate devices such as application deployment, security management, creating reports and remote troubleshooting; - Support for all popular using operating systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android; - The platform can automate security patching tasks and enforces security policies, simplifying the work of administrators and improving device security; - Our Information Security Group is very satisfied of your product because of big abmount of usefull reprots, that give them information about infrastructure condition; - Available Cloud solution, because this product has cloud solution it's easier to maintain and deploy it.

Cons:

- Integration with a company's existing IT infrastructure and third-party applications is a complex task that requires additional planning and customization; - Performance issues when dealing with a large number of endpoints; - Some features don't work the way we expect them to; - Some instructions are not up to date, which leads to spending additional time for learning how to use powerful features; - Service has difficulties in recognizing new devices. There is not enough information about the device owner at the approval stage of a new agent installation. And we would like to get an email notification of such an event.

Alternatives Considered: Scalefusion , Workspace ONE and Microsoft Intune

Reasons for Switching to ManageEngine Endpoint Central: It is a more powerful solution compared to other solutions