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Attribute Ratings

  • Absolute is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Absolute

95%
2 Ratings
8.9

Jamf Now

89%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

Absolute

N/A
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8.9

Jamf Now

89%
2 Ratings

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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Jamf Software, LLC

Anywhere with under 100 Apple devices, I would recommend this service. It was always so simple to add a device you recently purchased to your inventory and be able to check in on it anytime. If they had more than 100, I would recommend Jamf Pro, the enterprise version of this software.
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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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Jamf Software, LLC

  • Resetting passwords remotely..
  • Locking or wiping a device.
  • Pushing new apps out to all or one iPad.
  • Controlling what apps are installed on the iPads.
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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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Jamf Software, LLC

  • I would like to see some more advanced functions for the iOS supervised mode. Maybe pushing iOS updates? Right now we can only see if it requires an update, but can't schedule an update time, etc.
  • I would like to see Jamf Now work with Apple to allow apps with in-app purchases that can be used with Jamf Now. Right now some apps don't have two versions available in the app store (a full version, and a free version with in-app purchases), so the single version free app with in-app purchases can't be used across our enterprise environment. :(
  • They could do with a better lost device activation lock. Currently, you can only lock a device from being erased and re-setup if you associate an icloud account with it and turn it on to find the lost device.
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Pricing Details

Absolute

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Jamf Now

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Jamf Now editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      $2 per month per Mac or iOS device. First 3 devices are free. Price per month per device, billed monthly. No minimum. Cancel at any time; no questions asked. As your needs change, add or remove devices. We bill you based on current number of managed devices.

      Support Rating

      Absolute

      No answers on this topic

      Jamf Software, LLC

      No body is perfect and occasionally, but rare, it take a little bit to get a reply on the chat, but overall as compared to other chat sessions it is pretty responsive and fairly quick. They allow you to upload a screen shot if that helps and to reply with solutions via email so I have it as a reference in writing for future problems.
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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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      Jamf Software, LLC

      Ease of use, price point, support, features - are all the reasons why we chose Jamf Now.
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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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      Jamf Software, LLC

      • Low Cost: 2-3 dollars a device for a month was cheaper than the time spent repairing the Mac server.
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