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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

If you are managing a small fleet of local computers MaaS360 will work well to suit your needs. However, if you are working with a large fleet with remote users the program begins to not be as efficient for your needs as it could be. From my experience working with over 1000 Macs this solution was not up to the tasks at hand.
Scott Gary | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Stanley Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

  • Unlock phones, users always forget their passcodes and with once click you can unlock their devices.
  • A repository for devices within your company and keeps you informed with alerts on who has it deployed as well as instant alerts for users that try to remove it from their devices.
  • Locking a phone that has been lost to ensure PHI is safely maintained.
  • The ease of using the system is a plus, it is easy to learn and highly trainable.
Nicole McLaurine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Absolute

  • The admin UI is still not very user friendly, even with the updates that have taken place.
  • Wish the documentation was a little better and some of the videos aren't up to date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

  • The website has oh-so-many options that it can be overwhelming when it comes to finding the option or policy you want.
  • After log-in they have a "Dashboard" web page that shows you important info about your devices but many of the errors do not have the appropriate links to rectify them.
  • Their process to wipe an iPad could be better. Post-wipe it still shows up in the list of devices as waiting for something to happen to it so it can be a bit confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Absolute

Absolute 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very simple to install. I would give it a 10 if the admin UI was easier to navigate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

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Support Rating

Absolute

Absolute 7.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't talked to support besides trying to locate documentation and based on that experience, I give this score.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

IBM MaaS360 with Watson 7.0
Based on 2 answers
MaaS360's phone support has been decent the few times I have used it. In addition the person who on-boarded us has been available for additional questions after the process was over. However IBM could do a much better job in creating a user-friendly search engine and white-paper database to help people find topics. Right now finding info is more based on searching through white papers themselves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

Apple tends to recommend Jamf for mobile device management. We chose to use IBM MaaS360 since it can be bundled with our cell carrier's contract. This gives us a lower cost product that delivers the features we needed out of this type of service. Additionally, our carrier is able to automatically add devices purchased through them to our IBM MaaS360 account, which saves a little bit of time for us.We have never used Jamf, but looking back it seems like it might have been a better choice. When our contract with IBM MaaS360 comes close to ending, we will more closely evaluate alternatives.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Stanley Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

  • We definitely have an ROI since I can't tell you the amount of devices we have wiped since we purchased it.
  • Make sure you have enough licenses or they will bill you if you go over and that cost is not cheap
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Absolute

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Absolute Editions & Modules

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IBM MaaS360 with Watson

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM MaaS360 with Watson Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials4.001
Deluxe5.001
Premier6.251
Enterprise9.001
  1. Per Client
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