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Absolute

6 Ratings

MobileIron

40 Ratings

Absolute

6 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

MobileIron

40 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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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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MobileIron

MobileIron is a great solution for the business world but I think they forget about the education environment. A lot of features that would be useful for the K-12 community just aren't there.
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Pros

  • Absolute can track devices in real time. If a device is stolen, you can track it. You can lock the device, wipe it or send a message to it. By tracking the device, you can also locate the user that has the device if it is in their possession. You can use it to track your people if you choose, but we use it only to locate an employee if they have not been heard from and have not replied to a cell phone call or text.
  • Once Absolute is set up it requires no intervention. Setup is easy and the management interface is easy to use.
  • It has the ability to track on Google Map with recent and historical locations. Geofences can be setup and triggered to send email alerts.
  • Absolute reporting on the device provides OS information, software inventory, malware software reporting, etc.
  • It protects itself from being removed with its’ persistence technology, which keeps it from being removed from the device, even if the device is reformatted and reloaded.
  • The reporting capability on the devices provides a lot of information on each device that can be very useful in monitoring devices that are typically detached from the network.
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  • Easy management of Apple/Android devices
  • Offer a BYOD portal so that the end user can bring in their own device and not compromise your network
  • Security management of devices to ensure they comply with security guidelines.
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Cons

  • 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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  • The implementation of MobileIron I have does not allow for biometric touch.
  • Although setting up is easy, the screen instructions are lacking as you configure MobileIron on the device.
  • The application is at time slow to open, especially when connected to a federated server.
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Likelihood to Renew

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MobileIron8.2
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Quality and consistent track record with first rate support is a winning combination.
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Usability

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MobileIron5.0
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Its easy to use but if you want to do any advanced features download the pdf and go though it.
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Support

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MobileIron6.6
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Initial issues were all closed out without my acknowledgement
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Online Training

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MobileIron10.0
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It is online based, after learning content you can take a test and if you don't pass you get two other chances to pass. Once you pass the test you can print out your certification or save it
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Implementation

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MobileIron10.0
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None, implementation went great
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Alternatives Considered

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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Unfortunately MobileIron is the only application that I have ever used for the purpose of using mobile devices and securely accessing intranet information. However, I would find it very hard for any other application to work any better than MobileIron because of its ease of use and configuration. MobileIron was chosen for our company because it is the best.
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Return on Investment

  • I think that Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS) is well worth the investment to protect important data securely. Without it, a data breach could cost an astronomical amount of money and you many never be able to complete recover from it.
  • It also aids in recovery efforts for stolen devices and therefor reduces the financial cost of replacing the lost devices.
  • There is a free trial available that is well worth the time investment to see if Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS) might be a valuable tool to add to your existing security plans.
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  • Reduced fraud risk.
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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
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MobileIron

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