ZEN PM vs MS SCCM

Can anyone tell me where I can find any sort of comparison document
between Novell's ZEN Patch Management (no - NOT ZCM) and Microsoft's
SCCM?

Even a Brainshare presentation will do.

Thank you.


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Lisaldiaz,

I'll see what I can turn up...

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Shaun
6/17/2009 10:52:54 AM
Lisaldiaz,

I can't find any documentation, but Lumension tell me:
SCCM utilizes WSUS for patching.  So the normal WSUS hits apply.  Also:

   Generally SCCM Patch Management capabilities are not robust and automated

   No patch support for non-Windows operating systems

   No detailed machine visibility of patches that are applicable and not installed.

  Minimal support for non-Microsoft applications (three third-party applications currently). Patch support for
non-Microsoft applications has to be created manually by Administrators

   Patches are not downloaded over secure channels

   For full SCCM functionality, as many as 6 additional ports have to be open

   Console is not web-based, requires software installation. Requires 8.3 naming support on the SCCM Server to be enabled.

   Limited legacy patch support

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Shaun
6/19/2009 7:47:41 AM
Shaun,

Thanks for the information.  This was pretty much what I already had
(and knowing Microsoft, they really don't ever support anything but
themselves).

I was kind of hoping for a comparison matrix or something from Novell. 
I would have thought that they would have had something, and if even you
can't find it, then I suppose it just doesn't exist.

It's getting harder and harder to fend off the Microsoft vs Novell
crowd, especially since Novell has nothing to offer.

Sorry for the mini-rant, but it just galls me at times.

Thanks again.

spond;1811502 Wrote: 
> Lisaldiaz,
> 
> I can't find any documentation, but Lumension tell me:
> SCCM utilizes WSUS for patching.  So the normal WSUS hits apply. 
> Also:
> 
> Generally SCCM Patch Management capabilities are not robust and
> automated
> 
> No patch support for non-Windows operating systems
> 
> No detailed machine visibility of patches that are applicable and not
> installed.
> 
> Minimal support for non-Microsoft applications (three third-party
> applications currently). Patch support for
> non-Microsoft applications has to be created manually by
> Administrators
> 
> Patches are not downloaded over secure channels
> 
> For full SCCM functionality, as many as 6 additional ports have to be
> open
> 
> Console is not web-based, requires software installation. Requires 8.3
> naming support on the SCCM Server to be enabled.
> 
> Limited legacy patch support
> 
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> 
> Shaun Pond


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lisaldiaz
6/19/2009 2:36:02 PM
Lisaldiaz,

I think that part of the problem is that WSUS isn't seen as a serious 
competitor: LANdesk, Altiris, maybe...

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Shaun
6/20/2009 7:28:32 AM
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