Compare Jamf Pro vs. VMware AirWatch

Jamf Pro is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 23 reviews while VMware AirWatch which is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 13 reviews. Jamf Pro is rated 9.6, while VMware AirWatch is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Jamf Pro writes "One feature which stands out is the ability to manage the devices all in one console". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware AirWatch writes "Self-service and automation, along with integration with major players, are key for us". Jamf Pro is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware AirWatch and BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite, whereas VMware AirWatch is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro and IBM MaaS360. See our Jamf Pro vs. VMware AirWatch report.
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Pros
As an administrator, I really love the integration with Apple Business Manager.The most valuable features are the Jamf agent and the API.The most valuable feature is the ability to manage all devices through Apple's DEP and forcing them into Jamf pre-stage enrollment.Jamf Pro allowed us to patch and manage endpoints while collecting log data to help improve operational efficiency.

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The feature that we find most valuable is the corporate email pushing.We used to have a system before, Mac OS Open Directory server and this open directory became obsolete because Apple decided to stop the enterprise market, so there was no other alternative for us to use. We chose this to replace the open directory and we found that it has many more features than the previous solution. We totally rely on it right now to manage all the devices on campus.It seems highly stable and scalable.No issues with scalability.It's all about securing data with the help of the email client called VMware Boxer. It enables the end-user to carry data in their mobile devices but there is containerization between the personal data and the organization's data. It helps enhance their security while still carrying their own BYOD.People who want to adopt this solution may be thinking about it from the end-user's perspective, but this solution is also very friendly for the people who manage it. It's administration-friendly.For me, the integration of AirWatch with various enterprise components is something I like. The way they are partnering with various services, like security services, or some of the big guys like Google, Android, Apple, and including Microsoft; that's really awesome. And the way they look at providing functionality to create self-service and automation, that's really usefully and beneficial. That's where I see they differentiate themselves.If an outside person tries to track or hack information, it is not possible without us being notified.

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I would like to have the ability to push scripts using MDM commands.There are known issues with the mobile configs that need to be fixed.I wish there was a profile that could be created for configuring Apple software updates on a global basis for our devices, via a configuration profile.The list of applications for patch management isn't sufficient.

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The mobile device repository is somewhat difficult to manage with a large user base.The setup was very difficult. It was not as easy as I had expected.In terms of the inventory management side, as in the invoice management, the stock management and the entire inventory of an organization is lagging a bit in comparison to Blackberry or other EMM solutions.Setup is not too complex.One of the things that I want them to improve on, if possible, is the management of Mac devices, MacBook Pro, for example. They do it, but they have scope for improvement, in my opinion. It's not that it's that bad, it just a small need.The console comes bunched together as a package and inbuilt. Its called Workspace ONE. Whenever we have an issue, we contact the service provider, and instead of a fix, we are just getting the next version of Workspace ONE.The Content Locker cannot inherit permissions for the Windows Public Folder. If they could integrate with Microsoft on this point, it would be the perfect functionality.We're unhappy with the quality of support we get for it. We're unhappy with how upgrades occur, so we are migrating away from it. We have an on-premise AirWatch solution and for us to do upgrades we have to call AirWatch to be able to perform the upgrades. They're busy, and scheduling it is not timely enough for us.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
JumpStart looks a little bit pricey; however, it is worth every penny.The setup cost is in the training, which is the most important step of your journey.

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If you purchase it for one year, it is very expensive. If you get it for three years or up to five years, then you can bargain a better price.I think the pricing of the product needs advisement. It would be great to bundle the VM products together. I think the actual box itself should be included in the license. At present, it is not paired with the mobile device.The pricing and licensing are affordable. They are not too high.I have no opinion about the pricing of the product.In terms of pricing, this solution is definitely much more expensive compared to other solutions, like MobileIron or MaaS360 or any other product in the market. This solution is more expensive by 30 or 40 percent.You should take out a dedicated license agreement of your MDM fleet and invest heavily in innovating in this space.

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JAMF Software Casper SuiteMotorola MSP
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Overview
A complete Apple management solution for IT pros to empower users and simplify the deployment, inventory, and security of Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Designed to automate device management for you while driving end-user productivity and creativity, Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) is the EMM tool that delights IT pros and the users they support by delivering on the promise of unified endpoint management for Apple devices.AirWatch is the leader in enterprise-grade Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management and Mobile Content Management solutions designed to simplify mobility. Designed to track, monitor and manage an organization's mobile devices, AirWatch provides today's IT function with a single, integrated, real-time view. Highly scalable, web based and with a multi-tenant architecture, AirWatch can easily manage hundreds of devices, regardless of manufacturer, operating system or location.
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Sample Customers
Xero, National Geographic, Oxford University, Via, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Fallon, Cabela'sAustralian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
Top Industries
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K 12 Educational Company Or School33%
Non Profit13%
Healthcare Company13%
University13%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Retailer14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Retailer13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise65%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise59%
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