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AirWatch

56 Ratings
Score 7.2 out of 101

ManageEngine Desktop Central

13 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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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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ManageEngine Desktop Central

It is fantastic tool for managing desktops, laptops, and servers. I do not recommend for managing smart phones or iPads.
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Pros

  • Enterprise application management - basically we can deploy the application under app catalog and end users can access these applications through their mobile devices after enrollment.
  • Content locker feature is one of the best features which I came across and it is widely used by any organization in order to manage all organization level content in it. It has many more features which we can explore and manage policies accordingly.
  • Admin Console, reporting services, accessing the public app through enterprise store, compliance policies, remote device wipe, passcode management these are major features which we can focus on and explore accordingly
  • Separate Inbox, contacts and calendar application for different OS. Boxer is their new application launch for emails on the device.
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  • The reporting tools work very well and can be customized.
  • Desktop Central works very well with deploying software and the packages can be customized,
  • The remote connection tool requires very little interaction from the end user to establish a connection.
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Cons

  • Out-of-the-box enrollment of devices. Even though Android already has it, is only supported by a specific OEM.
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  • To integrate with more manufacturers of PC's in order to pull warranty expiry dates.
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Likelihood to Renew

AirWatch7.0
Based on 1 answer
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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ManageEngine Desktop Central6.0
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The other tools we use do not have an inventory management tool. Also not many tools we use intergrate well with this product.
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Usability

AirWatch8.0
Based on 1 answer
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 remains a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant and meets the data mobility needs of our organization. We are looking at moving to the cloud with Office365 and are evaluating the Intune/EMS/MAM/Rights Management suite. We have set up both Airwatch and Intune/EMS/MAM/Rights Management in a lab environment and have compiled some good comparison data and are looking to further evaluate these products. From our testing Airwatch has good integration with Office365 and is more feature rich and has more robust controls in both the MDM and Data Management/Security space. If someone is looking for a more simple solution without MDM and they are considering providing email and calendar access only Intune/MAM may be the way to go.
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We have used TeamViewer and are currently evaluating LogMeIn. Both products have been very reliable in remote sessions but lack the inventory feature that we like in Desktop Central 10.
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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

  • Being able to purchase apps and push to mobile devices has enabled our safety team to quickly identify and deploy purchased applications that serve them in the field.
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  • Desktop Central has been the perfect tool for deploying software remotely to all of our locations in North America.
  • The hardware and software reports we have provided upper management have provided all the information that was required.
  • The remote desktop connection tool is our preferred method to providing remote assistance.
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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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ManageEngine Desktop Central

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