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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
5.0

Sophos Mobile

50%
1 Rating

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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Sophos

Sophos Mobile Control is greatly welcome when corporate networks allow BYOD on the office, and on the wireless networks around it. It allows you to control what the users are doing, and on this kind of explanation that I'm doing, perhaps EVERY company is suited for this kind of example. Nowadays the same user that has access to our corporate network is allowed to access multiple apps, that the IT security department isn't aware of. To have visibility is one of the most important things among security issues.
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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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Sophos

  • Easy deployment.
  • We are on next generation type of tools to be able to protect corporate data.
  • Allows the management IT group to be able to control the probable theft of information.
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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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Sophos

  • The platform was developed many years ago, a fresher look (even for the cloud-based console) would be appreciated.
  • The ability to control mail platforms other than MS Exchange.
  • The ability to control more features on iOS (knowing how the iOS Platform is at the moment).
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Pricing Details

Absolute

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    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

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    Sophos Mobile

    Starting Price

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    Sophos Mobile editions and modules pricing
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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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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      Sophos

      Personally, haven't seen any other MDM on the market, but I feel since Sophos is greatly known to have easy to use products, that the others may not be as easy to use as Sophos Mobile Control. One of the key factors for organizations to choose Sophos Mobile Control and Security is because the Android OS (most attacked OS on the planet) is protected with award-winning antivirus and anti malware from Sophos. We have seen as advisors, how unprotected customers, get huge telecom bills because of the lack of security, since they think that an Android OS is healthy enough... big mistake. One simple thing I always tell friends, family and customers, protect your Android device with Sophos Security (it's free for home users).
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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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      Sophos

      • We invest and make the ROI very quickly seen, when management on any company sees what they were missing on possible data breaches.
      • As a positive impact, it allows end users to quickly catch the true meaning for "Corporate Data".
      • A negative impact, sometimes is that the end user feels as it's being followed all around, which depending on the profile, it's a must on a device with corporate data access and/or storage.
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