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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Harmony Mobile vs. IBM MaaS360 and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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"The usability is the most valuable feature. It's really easy to use. It's a durable solution. I don't have any breaches. It is a good solution from that angle.""The anti-phishing and scanning of SMS are the most valuable aspects of the solution. Sometimes we will get some SMS and they will try to redirect you to malicious links. If you have SandBlast Mobile, it helps you prevent clicking on those malicious links.""The most valuable features of this solution are the filtering, interface configuration, and threat management.""I really like the application scanning portion where it scans your current applications and any new applications that you add to the device to let you know if it is malicious.""It monitors all the URLs that a user goes to on their phone and so we can see what they're looking at and we can limit that. Certain topics are not allowed to be accessed. They're monitoring their apps and they rate them based upon how big of a security risk that individual app is based on their ratings. And so we're able to limit those as well and allow people to have some that may be a low risk, but still a risk, but we may allow that for our users whereas we block medium and high risk.""First, the granular visibility of apps & traffic which we get through Check Point SandBlast Mobile are good. We can see each & every installed app & information for each app about severity & risk.""The most impressive thing is the SSL VPN Portal.""The solution has clients for both Android and Apple devices, so all of our employees' devices are protected."

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"The solution is easy to implement.""The ability to send an iPad out to someone and have them auto-provision it when they are out in the field is fantastic. We don't have to have it all configured before we ship it. This is probably the biggest value add.""The most valuable feature is the fact that we can find a lost device or shut the device down and wipe it is good for HIPAA.""Using this solution has made things more convenient. Earlier, we had to depend a lot more on IT to find and resolve our issues.""Remote enablement feature and access to internal resources on the VPN.""Maas360 uses distribution groups to deploy apps, which makes it a bit easier than, for example, Intune.""We've found the scalability to be very good.""All features that we have deployed are useful. We do access office emails on our smartphones, and we have complete sync with Active Directory. Our calendar also gets synced in the MaaS360 application. We also ensure that the data from these official applications is not being misused by any of the employees. We have disabled cut, copy, paste, and all such features. It ensures that all the official data that our employees have on their smartphones is secure. Security is the paramount feature that we value in this product."

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"The interface could be more user-friendly. They should improve the look and feel.""For SandBlast Mobile, the only thing that is lacking is that it wasn't available for all types of users. However, Check Point has since fixed this, with ZoneAlarm.""In terms of what needs improvement, the web interface should be simplified. It should be more user-friendly. It's too technical.""In the next release, I would like to see a Wi-Fi scanner to be able to identify whether a wireless network is malicious before you join it.""Integration needs improvement. We use Check Point for email. We use Check Point Capsule Workspace and I wish that it tied into that better and was integrated with their email application so that when it's secure, then they're able to access their email and it could be deployed as one group instead of two separate applications. It's a little bit more work for us to deploy both of those so it'd be nice if they could be integrated.""Also, we found configuring device groups & mapping a policy is quite confusing. There should be a simpler interface.""I think that the pricing for the Check Point products should be reconsidered, as we found it to be quite expensive to purchase and to maintain.""The feature set between the Android and Apple devices is not fully equal."

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"Local technical support would be helpful.""We opted to go with Microsoft Intune because it just seemed to be a more mature and comprehensive enterprise solution, whereas IBM MaaS360 didn't seem to have the necessary breadth to manage all of our equipment. Along with laptops, I've had some BYODs. IBM MaaS360 just didn't seem as mature in our assessment.""The look needs to be updated and it could be simpler to use.""The user interface could definitely use some improvement.""User interface is basic and not very intuitive.""The solution needs to offer live technical support. Right now, it's just a chat window and it's rather unhelpful.""The user experience really isn't so good.""When we have MaaS360 installed on smartphones, it consumes the battery of the device at a much faster pace. This is one of the areas of improvement that I would like to highlight. We have also observed that in the contact list, a lot of duplication is happening. A single contact is duplicated three or four times, which also consumes more memory resources. If they can work on improving it for these aspects, it will have a more positive impact not only on the way the application is being consumed by the user but also on user satisfaction. A lot of new features are being deployed or rolled out by companies that are competitors of IBM MaaS360. IBM will have to ensure that all those features are on board so that we have a complete suite of features in the platform, rather than deploying multiple diverse solutions to cater to the requirements of our customers."

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"Check Point pricing is better than Symantec.""Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall.""The cost is huge compared to other products, and it seems this solution is only for companies with a large budget.""This is a very expensive product.""The quality, price, and support ratio are very good.""Regarding the cost of licenses, each device consumes one, even if it has both professional and personal profiles.""Check Point provides a separate license in cases where organizations want to use this only on mobile devices, or laptops/desktops."

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"Fees are monthly and it's approximately $8 per user.""Price is something for which we are always under pressure. If we have to look at the MaaS deployment, the price definitely has to come down. This is clearly one of the areas that we will have to work on, not only as a provider to our customers but also as a consumer of this service."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Internal applications, data, and folders are published on enrolled mobile devices in a secure way without publishing any of the resources over the internet.
Top Answer: Check Point provides a separate license in cases where organizations want to use this only on mobile devices, or laptops/desktops. Check Point Total includes both mobile devices and endpoints. Setup… more »
Top Answer: Reporting is quite complicated once more users are enrolled and they need disparate access. It needs to be maintained separately, which adds work for the admin and can lead to errors. Enrollment… more »
Top Answer: Maas360 uses distribution groups to deploy apps, which makes it a bit easier than, for example, Intune.
Top Answer: We are charged on a monthly basis. It's my understanding that the pricing is the same as or similar to Intune. If we do switch over, the pricing will be pretty much the same. With IBM, you had to have… more »
Top Answer: Overall, I haven't been happy with it. Their licensing platform is absolutely awful. We've got locked out of our own account several times and that just has put a bad taste in my mouth. The initial… more »
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Check Point Mobile Access, Check Point SandBlast Mobile
Fiberlink MaaS360, MaaS360
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Mobile Security: Robust, Agile & Transparent

In the new normal, while employees are increasingly accessing corporate data from their smartphones, your business is exposed to breaches more than ever.

Harmony Mobile* delivers complete protection for your mobile workforce that is simple to deploy, manage and scale.

MaaS360 with Watson is the industry’s first and only cognitive unified endpoint management (UEM) platform, enabling a smarter approach for enterprises to manage and secure all endpoints plus their users, apps and content.

MaaS360 can be used to manage disparate endpoint types—including smartphones, tablets, laptops, ruggedized devices and the Internet of Things (IoT)—all from a single console.

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Sample Customers
Samsung Research America, Mississippi Office of the Secretary of State
Bancroft, Garuda Indonesia
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Energy/Utilities Company17%
Computer Software Company11%
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider26%
Financial Services Firm4%
Comms Service Provider40%
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm7%
Legal Firm7%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider16%
Construction Company5%
Company Size
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise52%
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise78%
Large Enterprise20%
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise40%
Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Harmony Mobile vs. IBM MaaS360 and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
521,189 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Check Point Harmony Mobile is ranked 1st in Mobile Threat Defense with 15 reviews while IBM MaaS360 is ranked 6th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 8 reviews. Check Point Harmony Mobile is rated 9.0, while IBM MaaS360 is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Check Point Harmony Mobile writes "Filled a gap in our security posture by protecting mobile handsets and our corporate network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM MaaS360 writes "Provides access to local resources without a VPN, scales well, and it's easy to use". Check Point Harmony Mobile is most compared with Lookout, Zimperium, VMware Workspace ONE and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, whereas IBM MaaS360 is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) and BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite.

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