Compare Symantec Altiris and Windows 7 - Mar 2022

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Mar 20, 2022

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Symantec Altiris or Windows 7?

Windows 7 is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Symantec Altiris, Symantec Altiris is rated higher (91/100) than Windows 7 (90/100). Both tools offer the same amount of features.

Looking for the right IT Management solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Symantec compares with Microsoft?

Symantec: Symantec helps consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information against more risks at more po...

Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues.

Who's more expensive? Symantec Altiris or Windows 7?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of IT Management software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Symantec Altiris and Windows 7.

Symantec Altiris price starts at $12,975 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution is rated 2, which is much lower than the average cost of IT Management software. Windows 7 price starts at $239.99 per license , when comparing Windows 7 to their competitors, the software is rated 4 - lower than the average IT Management software cost.

Bottom line:Windows 7 is more expensive than Symantec Altiris.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Symantec Altiris Vs. Windows 7 based on some of the most important and required IT Management features. Symantec Altiris: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. Windows 7: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support.

Target customer size

Main intended customers of the software are small and medium business. and Windows 7's target customer size include: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business, Private use.

Symantec Altiris

ITQlick rating
(3.4/5)

starts at $12,975 per license

Symantec Altiris Deployment Solution is systems management and configuration software for small and medium businesses. It offers assistance for technical issues of the networks such as configuration and optimiz...

Categories: IT Management, System Management.

Windows 7

ITQlick rating
(3.3/5)

starts at $239.99 per license

Windows 7 is a leading cloud-based IT Management software, it is designed to support small, medium and large size business. Windows 7 received a rating of 3.3 from ITQlick team. The software cost is considered ...

Categories: Operating system.

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Symantec Altiris: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Windows 7: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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Symantec...
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
91/100
Pricing
3.4/10
License pricing
$12,975 per license
Functionality
5
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Windows ...
ITQlick rating
3.3/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$239.99 per license
Functionality
4
Informat...
ITQlick rating
4.8/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$2,000 per month
Functionality
6
PingFederate
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
$20,000 per year
Functionality
4
Mendix A...
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
87/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$50 per 5 users/month
Functionality
5
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.