10 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.6 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

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

VMWare Identity Manager is a fantastic solution if you're looking for a "single point of access" type experience for delivering applications and data to your users. There are some features it lacks compared to some competitors, particularly when it comes to integration with other products and customization of look/feel, but we have been very successful using it to provide an easier user experience than our old systems were able to deliver.
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

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

  • It provides an "SSO" type experience for access to applications and data. Users sign in to one "portal" and then have access to whatever university systems they need to do their job.
  • It greatly simplifies securing these types of access. Firewall rulesets can be made much simpler and easier to manage, as well.
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

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

  • There is not a ton of look/feel customization for VMWare Identity manager. We have had some complaints about the icons for the delivered applications, and it's very difficult to set up custom icons.
  • Integrating Identity Manager with our enterprise authentication solution, which is based on AD FS was not immediately intuitive or easy to do. It was possible, but it took some work.
  • Integrating Identity Manager with VMWare's own TrueSSO product (to allow certificate based authentication to work with MFA) was not intuitive and took some support calls.
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

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

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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

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

We also examined several other options, particularly Lenovo Unified Workspace. The Lenovo product had some advantages over the VMWare product, particularly in the areas of customization of the look / feel and user experience. However, we have been a longtime VMWare customer, and we have VMWare VDI and other product implementations in place now that paired very well with the VMWare product.
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

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

  • We were able to replace several products from different companies with a single one. IDM replaced a Citrix farm as well as various VPN solutions.
  • Identity Manager has had a positive impact on our workload on our IT and Security engineers, as well as our desktop support group. We are now able to manage one location for application delivery instead of many, and security and other troubleshooting is much simplified, which means a lighter workload for those groups.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

Pricing Details

Absolute

General

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

Workspace ONE Access (formerly VMware Identity Manager)

General

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

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