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Likelihood to Recommend

AirWatch

AirWatch is a great tool for large organizations that need to manage more than 100 devices. The product is capable of handling multiple platforms and is scalable to any size company.I would not recommend AirWatch to small companies, companies with minimal MDM needs or companies on a tight budget. It's the Rolls Royce of MDMs, it has all the bells and whistles and it's not inexpensive.
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IBM MaaS360

If you are managing a small fleet of local computers MaaS360 will work well to suit your needs. However, if you are working with a large fleet with remote users the program begins to not be as efficient for your needs as it could be. From my experience working with over 1000 Macs this solution was not up to the tasks at hand.
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Pros

  • Enrollment is a snap with many different options. This allows organizations with corporately owned or BYOD programs to bring devices under management in a flexible and scalable solution.
  • Deployment of apps-AirWatch makes deploying apps across your organization simple a quick.
  • AirWatch is usually close to "Zero Day" ready with major hardware manufacturers updated features. Many of the Android and iOS updated features are incorporated into the environments almost as soon as they are released.
  • AirWatch has great customer service. This was not always the case but as the company has grown over the last year in particular, I have been receiving better customer service compared to other MDMs.
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  • End user ease of use and silent operation
  • Admin interface is clean
  • Device reporting
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Cons

  • Consolidate communication- AirWatch has a tendency to over communicate. I receive about 5 emails a day regarding updates, issues or bug fixes. Unfortunately this leads to some emails being ignored.
  • Make reporting easier to get. I find get a report together is a multi step process. I'd like to see this process become easier in the future.
  • Improve the help menu from within the AirWatch portal. I'd like to see a help menu integrated into the portal as opposed to leaving the portal to read through documentation.
  • Continue to improve the customer service experience. Though it has improved greatly, there is still a little room for improvement. Initial calls to support are exclusively used to open a ticket. Call back times can sometimes be as much as 2 hours.
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  • Some of the reporting seems to be lacking but they are improving it all the time.
  • Would like to be able to customize the website to the areas I go to all the time in order to cut down on the navigating
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Likelihood to Renew

AirWatch7.0
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We've used it for 3 years and our contract is up later this year. We own the licenses, but we would have to either renew cloud services or bring the services in-house and install on servers here. We may want to see what's new in the marketplace that could be just as useful and cost effective.
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Usability

AirWatch8.0
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It works well for our environment and what we're using it for. It actually does more than we're currently utilizing, but I believe our needs will change in the near future and we could utilize more features.
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Reliability and Availability

AirWatch5.0
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Just in the past few weeks our staff has had several issues with the website. It is either taking a long time to load anything or we are not able to get in at all. This is very frustrating when you are trying to manage and enroll users. It was down 2 days in a row just this past week. Not good!
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Performance

AirWatch5.0
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Went over the availability just a minute ago on the last rating. Don't use the reporting too much but will likely begin that soon. Integration with Active Directory doesn't seem to bog either system down.
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Support

AirWatch8.0
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They're usually very good. I've talked to any number of techs from level one to level 3. They all seem pretty knowledgeable about the product and how to support it.
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Implementation

AirWatch7.9
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Have your organizational structure and heirarchy outlined. This helps when you are ready to create OU's and subs in AirWatch.
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Alternatives Considered

Airwatch is the Rolls Royce of MDMs. They have all the bells and whistles that every MDM admin could want. Compared to other MDM solutions this is one of the best and easiest to use for environments for companies that support multiple mobile operating systems. For iOS/Mac exclusive environments I recommend Jamf Pro, but everything else I recommend AirWatch.
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We had AirWatch at first because we needed something quickly but then had time to evaluate and switched over to MaaS360
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Scalability

AirWatch10.0
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It is really scalable. They love to have more users as you pay by the license. They are great in this regard.
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Return on Investment

  • I've seen the benefits of AirWatch when it comes to corporate security. Corporate data is protects and it's difficult to put an exact value on that.
  • Inventory control/device management is made simple. We have dashboard visibility to our devices in real time.
  • With zero touch deployment options through programs like DEP and Android for Work, deploying devices does requires less man power and far less skilled labor.
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  • We definitely have an ROI since I can't tell you the amount of devices we have wiped since we purchased it.
  • Make sure you have enough licenses or they will bill you if you go over and that cost is not cheap
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Pricing Details

AirWatch

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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IBM MaaS360

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