Absolute Visibility vs. IFS Assyst

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Absolute Visibility
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Absolute Visibility is an adaptive endpoint security solution. It provides users with a persistent connection to all of their endpoints and the data they contain. The vendor says, by maintaining a two-way connection with each device, users have the insight they need to assess risk and apply remote security measures so they can protect each endpoint and the sensitive data it contains. This insight is delivered through a cloud-based console that requires no additional IT…N/A
IFS Assyst
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
IFS Assyst (formerly Axios Assyst, acquired by IFS March, 2021) is an ITSM product in both SaaS and on-premise configurations - the SaaS version is called assystSaaS. This product competes with BMC Remedy, IBM SmartCloud, Cherwell Service Management, and FrontRange ITSM (now Heat Service Management).N/A
Pricing
Absolute VisibilityIFS Assyst
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Absolute VisibilityIFS Assyst
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Absolute VisibilityIFS Assyst
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Absolute VisibilityIFS Assyst
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Absolute Visibility
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Ratings
IFS Assyst
8.9
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Absolute Visibility
-
Ratings
IFS Assyst
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Absolute Visibility
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Ratings
IFS Assyst
8.7
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Change requests repository00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Absolute VisibilityIFS Assyst
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Absolute VisibilityIFS Assyst
Likelihood to Recommend
Absolute
I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information or devices that contain proprietary information, critical business information or other information that needs to be securely protected. It can also be used to track a device (individual) as well if that is your goal. We use it as an extra precaution to track our mental health clinicians that do home visits. It allows us to keep track of their whereabouts, in case an issue arises at a client's home. We are able to send someone out to check or assist, alert emergency services or send law enforcement if a situation should arise.
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IFS
I would suggest that in this product class, you get what you pay for. Although it is was sold as SAAS with a nearly 'plug and play' implementation, at least one full time highly trained admin is needed for ongoing support. I would advise a team implementation strategy.
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Pros
Absolute
  • I tracked a stolen computer all the way to Africa from USA and disabled it.
  • I set up geofences with alerts. As soon as a computer got a wifi connection outside of our fences it would email me its current location.
  • Absolute's persistent technology was helpful. -Even when a pawn shop would attempt to "wipe" a device before getting it online, as soon as it got online it notified me of the OS re-installation and current location. We could call authorities and they could recover the device for us. And they were happy it made their job easier and deterred the pawn shop from reselling stolen devices.
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IFS
  • IT Asset Management and IT Service Management in one product
  • ITIL framework
  • Highly customisable service catalogue and processes
  • Mature mobility product
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Cons
Absolute
  • I do not know where I would consider this product to be deficient in functionality, difficult to use or any major changes that needed to be addressed.
  • I wish the pricing of this product was a little lower, but I do think it is well worth the cost and consideration, especially if you are using it on devices containing electronic medical records, personal health information or personal privacy information.
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IFS
  • Service requests, incident, problem, and change management
  • Knowledge mgmt is not-existent - the product uses a WIKI for it's own knowledge base.
  • Axios help desk does is not knowledgable and does not follow up on reported incidents
  • Training is incomplete - no real resources available except billable by the hour.
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Likelihood to Renew
Absolute
No answers on this topic
IFS
At this point, we are stuck with it. We can't afford a change at this point.
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Alternatives Considered
Absolute
I have only used Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS). It was recommended by my Dell sales rep. After reviewing the product info, and loading a demo, it became clear that this is what was needed to add to our existing security to protect us from information loss due to a data breach on our portable devices. I presented this solution to the appropriate departments, and they agreed that this was something well worth the investment.
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IFS
Axios assyst outperforms JIRA in every aspect, JIRA is a good job system but when it comes to complex processes and configuration management then JIRA is simply not the right system.
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Return on Investment
Absolute
  • Recovery of stolen assets.
  • After recovering a few devices and students becoming aware of Absolute being deployed, it had a prevention effect deterring additional theft.
  • It deterred pawn shops from accepting our stolen machines.
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IFS
  • Replacement of 3 systems with Axios assyst
  • Integration with other enterprise systems
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ScreenShots

Absolute Visibility Screenshots

Screenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery SummaryScreenshot of Create Smart Device GroupsScreenshot of Software Overview ReportScreenshot of Create Policy GroupsScreenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery Match Score SummaryScreenshot of Endpoint Data Discovery Reporting Data