Feature comparison guide

CFEngine Enterprise

Annual subscription
(Commercial License)

CFEngine Community

Free download /
Open Source (GPL)

Third-Generation technology with outstanding security record over 20 years checkbox checkbox
Configuration Management
Scalability: 5,000 Nodes per standard Hub (4 cores, 40gb memory, 2k IOPS) checkbox checkbox
Seamlessly Manage Servers, Desktops, Mobile Devices, Appliances, Clouds checkbox checkbox
Global, multi-site updates within 5 minutes checkbox checkbox
Lightweight, Autonomous Agents checkbox checkbox
Distributed checkbox checkbox
Self-Healing checkbox checkbox
Powerful Declarative Language checkbox checkbox
Prewritten Policy Templates (Design Center) checkbox checkbox
Design Center GUI checkbox
IT Compliance checkbox (Raw Data)
IT Compliance Reports checkbox
Real-Time Compliance Dashboard checkbox
Security Enforcement & Auditing
White, Grey, Black Lists (Files, Process, Applications) checkbox checkbox
Extended File Change Management checkbox
Manual Reporting (File Change & Blacklists) checkbox checkbox
Automated Security Auditing & Reports checkbox
Password (local) Management checkbox checkbox
Password Compliance Reports checkbox
Access Compliance Reports checkbox
3rd-Party Security Application Management checkbox checkbox
3rd-Party Security Compliance Reports checkbox
Monitoring – GUI Dashboard ‘Mission Portal’ checkbox (Raw Data)
Out-of-the-Box Report Templates checkbox
Aggregated, Customizable Reporting checkbox
Self-Health Indicator checkbox
Out-of-the-Box Inventory Module checkbox
System Events Logging checkbox
Alert Widget (Compliance, Patch Level, Inventory) checkbox
File Integrity Monitoring checkbox
Asset Management (CMDB) checkbox
Host Management and Inspection checkbox
Policy Management with Version Control checkbox
User and Role Management Modules checkbox
Additional Enterprise Management Features
High-Availability Policy Server Configuration checkbox checkbox
High-Availability Database checkbox
SQL Database Management checkbox checkbox
Virtual Machine and Cloud Management checkbox checkbox
Multi-Node Orchestration checkbox
External Authentication (LDAP) checkbox
Native ACL Support checkbox checkbox
Native JSON Support checkbox checkbox
Powerful PostgreSQL Backend checkbox checkbox
Encrypted Communication checkbox checkbox
Platform Support
Linux, Unix, FreeBSD checkbox checkbox
Windows checkbox (CygWin Required)
AIX, Solaris, HP-UX checkbox
Virtualization Hypervisors: KVM, VMWare, Xen checkbox checkbox
Pre-compiled binaries for specialized platforms checkbox
Consulting & Technical Support
Community, Mailing List & Online Forums checkbox checkbox
Professional Technical Support checkbox
Verified Upgrade Assistance & Documentation checkbox
Implementation Consulting checkbox