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Score 8.9 out of 100
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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SOTI MobiControl

Well if you have lots of devices to maintain, then you cannot give admin privileges to the users. You need the kiosk mode, so that the users only operate on whitelisted applications. The usage of SOTI MobiControl also causes efforts. You should consider using it, when the number of devices increases. If there are only a few devices, it might be easier not to use a MDM solution.
Anonymous | 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

SOTI MobiControl

  • Flexibility.
  • Ease of configuration.
  • Admin simplicity.
Anonymous | 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

SOTI MobiControl

  • Make it easier to load batch files and scripts
  • Have the ability to add full file installs for computers and other devices
  • Ability to have multiple people connected to a device
Ashley Babiarz | 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

SOTI MobiControl

SOTI MobiControl 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I support other users with the help of this tool. I really like the remote support functionality. You can make screenshots or even capture videos. If you face network problems, the tool doesn't help at all. It might be helpful, if they would develop a kind of offline support mechanism. So that there is some kind of logging even when there is no network and we can check the logs afterwards (or do video capture while being offline, etc.).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SOTI MobiControl

SOTI MobiControl 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We had a feature request. They accepted the request, but couldn't tell us whether the feature will be developed or when. I think this is not helpful for us as a customer. We do not always ask the SOTI MobiControl for help but other consultants. I think that is quite expensive.
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

SOTI MobiControl

Soti was always the go to for Windows Mobile. Nobody else came close.
Shawn Winters | 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

SOTI MobiControl

  • Costly per device.
  • Capable solution.
  • Relatively limited configuration capabilities.
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

SOTI MobiControl

General

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

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