Configuration Management: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the configuration management market.


Configuration management solutions are becoming increasingly vital for businesses to consider using. It has never been more important for businesses to be able to configure their IT resources to ensure that they are well known and offer the right level of access or security.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated configuration management vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:


Average Rating: 9.0

Top Comparison: SCCM

Overview: Gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework.


Average Rating: 8.9

Top Comparison: SCCM

Overview: Bridges the gap between IT and Security Operations, drastically reducing remediation times and costs.

BMC TrueSight Server Automation

Average Rating: 7.8

Top Comparison: Ansible

Overview: Allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers.

HashiCorp Terraform

Average Rating:  8.5

Top Comparison: Red Hat Satellite

Overview: Revolutionises datacentre management: application development, delivery, and maintenance.

Puppet Enterprise

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: SCCM

Overview:  Helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them.

Quest KACE Systems Management

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: SCCM

Overview: Can fulfil all of the organisation's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

Red Hat Satellite

Average Rating: 7.7

Top Comparison: Ansible

Overview: This management tool helps users provision, configure, and update systems to keep them running efficiently, securely, and in compliance with various standards.


Average Rating: 10

Top Comparison: Ansible

Overview: An intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge.


Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: BigFix

Overview: Manage PCs and servers, keeping software up-to-date, setting configuration and security policies, and monitoring system status.

vCenter Configuration Manager

Average Rating: 8.2

Top Comparison: SCCM

Overview: Automate configuration management across virtual and physical servers, workstations, and desktops.

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