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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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Okta

Works well- Simple single sign on provider for growing organizations- Enhance security for your IT team- Software stability / reliabilityNot so well- SSO support for non browser based software- Being the cheapest SSO option- Customized look and feel to match your company's brand- Most granular login reporting for your IT team
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Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

AirWatch
Okta
10.0
ID-Management Access Control
AirWatch
Okta
10.0
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
AirWatch
Okta
10.0
Multi-Factor Authentication
AirWatch
Okta
10.0
Password Management
AirWatch
Okta
10.0

Pros

  • Compliance policies are robust. One thing we have done is to keep our operating systems updated using the Airwatch compliance policies. We created a customized email from an Airwatch template and send notifications to users when they are not compliant.
  • Volume Purchase Program Integration allows you to purchase apps with a corporate credit card and push out licenses to authorized users.
  • Staging user allows minimal end user interaction. Only 2 inputs when we hand a corporate phone to an end user(device password & email password).
  • Secure Content Locker allows us to open and manage email attachments in a secure container.
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  • Streamlines login process for business critical applications
  • Simple, easy to use interface -- even for new hires!
  • Increased security for your IT team
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Cons

  • Web Console GUI. The GUI is a little outdated compared to other MDM providers like Meraki, and can be slow at times.
  • Overlapping Profiles. I wish there was a GUI interface to show similar profiles that are being appiled to the same user groups, or a best practices intervention that can show me if there is a better way to layout my profiles.
  • AirWatch Mobile Apps. I would rather have my employees utilize Google Chrome or Firefox on their mobile devices, but can't because they need to access internal content via the MAG. It would be nice if AirWatch could integrate these two items together. All of their mobile apps are sluggish too. Users complain that the Content Locker is not friendly to work with, but on the admin side of things it's great.
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  • Single sign on compatibility for non-browser based software
  • More detailed user reporting for your IT team to debug issues
  • Better formatting options to customize for your unique company brand
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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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Okta8.0
Based on 18 answers
Seeing the market growth and demand of Okta requirements.
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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
Based on 1 answer
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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Okta8.6
Based on 2 answers
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Performance

AirWatch5.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Based on 1 answer
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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Okta9.1
Based on 1 answer
Their support team has always been extremely responsive and more than willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. They've done screen shares between our help desk staff and end users to work through issues. They are quick to respond and genuinely care about getting issues resolved. Couldn't be happier.
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Implementation

AirWatch7.9
Based on 2 answers
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

I don't have much of an opinion about this as most other places I have worked at allowed me to access my email through a web client. I guess this app makes it a little more mobile friendly by putting in an app.
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I have used Oracle and Microsoft and honestly, the user interface is much more user-friendly than it's competitors. It is very intuitive and there isn't really a ton of messing around with features that need to be done in Okta. It is pretty much ready to use as soon as it's set up. Oracle, in particular, has way too many features when simpler is better, especially when managing access for many employees.
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Scalability

AirWatch10.0
Based on 1 answer
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

  • This product is far more flexible than Exchange native ActiveSync.
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  • Faster IT response
  • More security
  • Scalability
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Pricing Details

AirWatch

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

Okta

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