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"We use this solution for MDM.""It's a very easy solution for the most part, it's very easy to implement and very easy to administer.""It's extremely competitive and very good for a product in this sphere.""We experience no downtime, no breakdowns, all the user readings are exact, and it gives us quick analysis so we can apply security measures.""The stability of the solution is very good. It's reliable. We don't have crashes or experience freezing. There aren't bugs or glitches."

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"ManageEngine has improved my organization because right now we can actually monitor and find out which software products are installed on each desktop. We can then figure out which ones have to get patched and so forth.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the Patch Management.""The ability to run event viewer, task manager, services, command, file browser, certificate all remotely without interrupting users is the most valuable aspect. Software deployment and prohibiting, allowing us to standardize on the software that has been deployed through the environment and then prohibiting illegal software such as torrent applications has been valuable.""Desktop Central has improved these organizations and this is why it has been repeated multiple times at multiple organizations. If something works and is getting better it is worth repeating.""Since deploying Desktop Central our endpoints are all updated. We use configuration management to deploy shortcuts to our users' desktops with ease. Also, we use configuration management to map logical hard drives to our users. Our users are very happy with how much ease IT can solve their problems.""Honestly, I have to say all features together have become the Swiss army knife of desktop management. They all work hand in hand. Software deployment saves an unbelievable amount of time installing an application on hundreds of computers.""ManageEngine Desktop Central has greatly improved our organization by utilizing Service Desk Plus to monitor and keep track of issues that our end users report to our Help Desk Department. We also have written in the ode of our company's software to notify Support if an end-user experience an issue and does not report it.""The most valuable in Desktop Central is the way it is tightly coupled with the rest of the modules and the entire gamut of ManageEngine."

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"It doesn't seem to be able to establish some VPN tunnels with other devices in a particular way that such as an ASA can do for us.""Because Cisco has improved a lot and is competing with other technologies that are innovative and brand new to the market, the only improvements they have to make are to keep up with the current competition and remain competitive with other solutions.""We've really only experimented with their iOS client. This is due to the fact that their Windows client has a lot to be desired. We first tried experimenting with the Windows one but very quickly determined that it wasn't going to cut it for most Windows cases. The Windows portion of this product needs improvement. I'd say that it's not really viable."

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"I would like to see them include the ability to find out the network usage but I believe that might be a feature of it already.""The Deployment scheduler needs updating to support various methods for deployment.""I would like to see more click to complete actions such as - USB lockdown for Mac, the ability to check AV compliance on servers, bit locker controls, printer tracking or print page tracking, self-help for self-healing like "BMC my IT" and more options in the self-service menu other than just software - maybe add integration in ADSelfService at the self-service menu.""Computer imaging is powerful but breaks frequently. The reason for this breaking is not clear and requires heavy amounts of attention to keep operational. There is a lot of room for this tool to do more but the reliability of this process should be focused on first to ensure core competencies are being fixed before more features are added.""We would like to see options for deploying Microsoft 365 accounts into Outlook. For now we only can use it to deploy exchange accounts. Also we would like to see an option do decline Windows 7 ESU patches in a bulk.""I really feel like asset explorer should be a component of desktop central. That would make it the ultimate desktop management tool. This would also simplify the asset management role since an agent is already being deployed and assets could be added at the same time.""Not many things are needed for improvement, everything seems to be great as it is. One thing that would be good to have would be the ability to add MDM to a tablet running Android 5.0 using the EMM Token Enrollment. If we wanted to add MDM to an older tablet, we just have to go the "long route" to get it added.""The performance sometimes lags a bit because the solution is demanding on system resources."

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"It's extremely competitive and very good for a product in this sphere."

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"The licensing is very easy to understand and pricing is right for what you get.""Choose wisely between the Professional and Enterprise editions, based on your needs."

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Meraki MDMDesktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
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Overview

Every user is unique. Every device, a bit different. Systems Manager keeps the network in the loop about constantly changing devices, automatically tracking device posture and adjusting security policies to match.

A web-based windows desktop management software that helps in managing 1000s of desktops from a central location. It can manage desktops both in LAN and across WAN. It automates regular desktop management activities like installing software, patches, and service packs, standardize the desktops by applying uniform configurations such as wallpapers, shortcuts, printer, etc. In simple terms, it helps administrators to automate, standardize, secure, and audit their windows network.

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Hafen Hamburg & Empire Riverside Hotel, Eastview Church, Tourism Holdings, Colegio Sagrada Familia Hijas de Jesús, Tommy Bahama's, Canadian School Mexico, Rosebank CollegeVrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
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Construction Company7%
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Financial Services Firm24%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is ranked 9th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 3 reviews while ManageEngine Desktop Central is ranked 5th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 9 reviews. Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is rated 8.4, while ManageEngine Desktop Central is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) writes "Stable and great for iOS but lacks functionality with Windows devices". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ManageEngine Desktop Central writes " Patch and upgrade many devices simultaneously in a DevSecOps pipeline which is effective but demanding on resources". Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, IBM MaaS360 and SOTI MobiControl, whereas ManageEngine Desktop Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Jamf Pro, SolarWinds MSP N-central and BMC Client Management. See our Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. ManageEngine Desktop Central report.

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