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Action1 FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Action1 offer?

Action1 has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of Action1?

Action1 has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Action1 support?

Action1 supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Action1 offer an API?

No, Action1 does not have an API available.


Q. What level of support does Action1 offer?

Action1 offers the following support options:
Chat, Email/Help Desk, Knowledge Base, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

Action1 product overview

What is Action1?

Action1 is the #1 risk-based patch management platform for distributed networks trusted by thousands of global enterprises. Action1 helps to discover, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities in a single solution to prevent security breaches and ransomware attacks. It automates patching of third-party software and operating systems, ensuring continuous patch compliance and remediation of security vulnerabilities before they are exploited.

Key benefits of using Action1

- Ensure continuous patch compliance
- Automated vulnerability discovery and remediation workflows
- Scalability for distributed enterprise networks
- Trusted by thousands of global enterprises

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
Email/Help Desk
Knowledge Base
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Documentation
Live Online
Webinars
Videos

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4.9

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Action1 features

Functionality

4.6

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Total features

83

12 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
Compliance Management
Activity Dashboard
API
Alerts/Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting/Analytics

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Action1 users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

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83

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.55/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Very good, I could setup the software very easy and fast. The guys working on the software are very interested on bringing it forward, something that I like.
On test deplyment the overall experience has been very positive. Good support when required and great it has some solid PowerShell under the hood.
Very fair pricing and simple to set up. The real-time updates in the GUI are impressive and there looks to be some rapid and useful development underway.
Cons
They are executed on your source machine. Not sure how to get around this, but this was the only negative.
The Remote Desktop feature is missing the option for file transfers and chat but both are on the roadmap for future updates. The agent is currently only available for Windows.
A few functionalities are missing, such as sending files via remote desktop, or updating programs installed with exe, not MSI, but as far as I know they plan to add these functionalities.

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Evan M.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Action1 is a great tool

Reviewed 10 months ago

Excellent, very pleased. Their offer of the first 100 seats for free makes this a wonderful choice for smaller operations.

Pros

Extremely easy to deploy and to use. Action1 really shines compared to some competitors which are overly complex and opaque to operate. It's quality software--all of us who work in IT are familiar with packages which promise the world but never actually work right--Action is not like that, it works very well from day 1. VERY easy to implement and start using productively right away.

Cons

I'd like to see features for a remote task manager, remote service manager, remote event log viewing.

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Rupert A.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Brigantia review

Reviewed 2 years ago

Its the ability to make sure that all our PCs are patched and up to date, and to manage the software on them. This is particularly when our staff are no longer in the office all the time and are working from home.

Pros

I have found that the deployment of apps is particularly effective. It's great to be able to roll out software to our PCs here within minutes no matter where people are based. I have found that the updates work really well as well.

Cons

I think some of the information can be hard to find, or you have to drill down. For example finding if a machine has low disk space. Also would like the ability to be alerted if a machine goes offline. The remote access seems a bit limited, for instance with no ability to transfer files.

Vendor response

Hi Rupert, thank you for the detailed review, and we are glad to see that you are enjoying many of our features! We also appreciate you've brought some issues to our attention. We will share your feedback with the product team and discuss how we can improve displaying if machines have low disk space and alerting if machines go offline. And we agree that the remote desktop functionality is limited at the moment, but we are working to improve it in the future. The ability to transfer files is in the roadmap and will come with some of the next product releases.

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Kristin F.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great resource for smaller companies

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I appreciate the pricing and functionality of this software. It may be basic in comparison to other applications, but it does a good job with hardware inventory and software patch tracking. I also like the remote control ability. Not as robust as some application, but is still very useful.

Cons

Remote control could use some enhancements. The option to turn off the request for users to accept the remote control connection. Often can't make the connection to the client. No error message.

Vendor response

Hi Kristin, Thank you so much for sharing your kind words with us. Your review means a lot to our team. We also appreciate you've brought some issues to our attention as we are constantly improving our product. We are glad to inform you that the ability to turn off the request for users to accept the remote-control connection will come with the next product release. At the same time, we are sorry to hear you are having some troubles connecting to the client. Please, contact support@action1.com, and they will be happy to assist you.

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Verified reviewer

Construction, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Solid patch management for an unbeatable price

Reviewed 3 months ago

I've been using Action1 for a little over a year and they've only improved. Their roadmap is solid and they're constantly adding new features. I've yet to run into an issue using it that wasn't caused by my own misconfiguration.

Pros

Action1 has several filters and ways to craft policies for granular rollout of automated patches. It's incredibly easy to set up the policies and apply patches to pilot and production groups. Their third-party application library is also growing at a decent pace, and the ability to enforce automatic patching on those is one of the primary reasons I use Action1.

Cons

My least favorite aspect of Action1 has to be their remote access tooling. It's missing a few features I would consider critical, like direct terminal access and file copy, but it gets the job done if you just need a simple way to access a remote machine.

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Ed W.

Architecture & Planning, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Action1 was the Unicorn we were looking for!

Reviewed a year ago

Action1 has replaced two products on our networks, saving us a good amount of money. Patch management is where this product really excels. Inventory management is totally functional and based on what we've seen so far, they will continue to improve functionality and UI/UX rapidly.

Pros

Primarily we were looking to improve our patch management for Windows updates and 3rd party software. Action1 does both of these functions wonderfully.

Cons

Asset management and reporting need some improvements in UX. It does a wonderful job, but we'd love to see some additional features added. For example, we'd like to be able to add a custom field that is easily searchable for our asset ID tags. You can do this by adding notes, but it's not straightforward in the UI how to get to the proper reports.

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