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BigFix vs N-able N-central

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N-able N-central

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Meets Requirements



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Ease of Use

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Ease of Setup

29 responses
77 responses


804 responses

Ease of Admin

29 responses
80 responses


80 responses

Quality of Support

53 responses
86 responses


876 responses

Ease of Doing Business with

29 responses
76 responses


808 responses

Product Direction (% positive)

54 responses
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897 responses

Based on G2 Spring 2024



Product Summary

BigFix is an endpoint management and security platform that automates device management, compliance management, and remediation. This solution ensures endpoints remain safe and uncompromised by discovering and patching security threats. IT Teams and MSPs can manage endpoints from initial deployments to retirement from a single platform.

Use Cases

  • Endpoint management:
    Technicians have visibility and control over all endpoints, allowing them to configure, deploy, and secure them.
  • Patch management:
    Bigfix enhances endpoint security posture through automated patching to comply with popular security frameworks and regulatory requirements.
  • Endpoint Security:
    BigFix detects and analyzes critical vulnerabilities, highlighting which issues need to be prioritized. Technicians can remediate any vulnerabilities fast, thanks to automation.


  • Mobile device management:
    Several users have complained that the mobile device management system is lacking.
  • Integration challenges:
    A lack of integrations is a concern for users and the current integrations could use some improvement.
  • Cost:
    Licensing and implementation costs are quite high for small to medium businesses and MSPs to afford.

N-able N-central

Product Summary

N-central is an IT management solution by N-able that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and secure their endpoints. N-central provides RMM, patch management, data backup, and IT automation features that enable IT professionals to streamline processes and gain control over their entire IT infrastructures. From the N-central platform, users can integrate their PSA solutions in order to manage both their businesses and IT environments.

Use Cases

  • RMM:
    With RMM, IT teams can monitor, manage, and secure their remote or on-premise IT infrastructures.
  • Patch management:
    N-central patch management helps IT teams secure and update their endpoint devices.
  • IT automation:
    Using IT automation features, MSPs and IT professionals can automate tasks to streamline workflows.
  • Remote access:
    With remote access, IT teams can provide IT support for all devices regardless of their locations.


  • Complex UI:
    N-central users find the user interface unnecessarily complex, and new users experience a steep learning curve.
  • Unusual reporting:
    Device reporting is not real-time, and users are not able to acquire all the information they need from the reports.
  • Customer support issues:
    Customer support points users to pre-made guides and issues canned responses rather than working with the users to solve their technical issues.
  • IT automation challenges:
    IT automation setup on the platform is challenging and time-consuming.


Why your peers choose us over BigFix and N-able N-central

NinjaOne sets itself apart with its exceptional customer reviews, usability and comprehensive integration options, positioning it ahead of its competitors. The platform’s interface is expertly crafted for both quick adoption and ease of use, vital for dynamic IT environments. This focus on user experience doesn’t compromise its robust feature set, which is designed to boost operational efficiency, an area where many competitors struggle.

In terms of integration, NinjaOne shines by offering extensive compatibility with a wide array of third-party applications, an area where other RMM solutions often have limitations. This makes it a more adaptable choice for varied IT ecosystems. Furthermore, NinjaOne’s scalability and performance consistency, even in large network scenarios, mark it as a superior option. Enhanced by advanced, customizable reporting tools, NinjaOne emerges as a leading choice for IT professionals seeking a dependable, efficientRMM platform.

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