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AirWatch

56 Ratings

Sophos Mobile

2 Ratings

AirWatch

56 Ratings
Score 7.2 out of 101

Sophos Mobile

2 Ratings
Score 6.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AirWatch

Mobile device management, email management, content locker and workplace one feature like this AirWatch is one of the top solutions in enterprise mobility. Security and compliance, remotely data wiped and passcode protection and many more policies make AirWatch more trustworthy. AirWatch is a top solution as of now since the last couple of years in enterprise mobility. There are some issues for AirWatch Inbox like applying compliance policies, compatibility with different flavors of Android make n model. AirWatch is releasing patches every quarter but it has bugs and they will try to resolve it in next patch but some issues are still pending since ages and no one has entertaining it now.
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Sophos Mobile

Sophos Mobile Control is greatly welcome when corporate networks allow BYOD on the office, and on the wireless networks around it. It allows you to control what the users are doing, and on this kind of explanation that I'm doing, perhaps EVERY company is suited for this kind of example. Nowadays the same user that has access to our corporate network is allowed to access multiple apps, that the IT security department isn't aware of. To have visibility is one of the most important things among security issues.
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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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  • Easy deployment.
  • We are on next generation type of tools to be able to protect corporate data.
  • Allows the management IT group to be able to control the probable theft of information.
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Cons

  • The entire platform. It is riddled with bugs and horribly annoying to get fixed. During our upgrade planning meetings we would spend DAYS just reviewing their bug list to identify everything that would break within our environment.
  • The UI is completely inconsistent making it difficult to do the simplest of tasks
  • Their API would break from upgrade to upgrade causing major compatibility issues with our internal tools.
  • It requires a massive on prem server infrastructure. 300% bigger than our other MDM which was much more reliable.
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  • The platform was developed many years ago, a fresher look (even for the cloud-based console) would be appreciated.
  • The ability to control mail platforms other than MS Exchange.
  • The ability to control more features on iOS (knowing how the iOS Platform is at the moment).
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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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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

We looked at Good Technologies and Mobile Iron. At the time Good Technologies was cost prohibitive and on initial demo did not appear to be as intuitive as we would've liked. We did a complete trial of MobileIron and it offered the same features as AirWatch but also more which we knew we wouldn't take advantage of. AirWatch was the simplest to implement and use and still offered us a robust feature set. AirWatch can be completely internal hosted on your own servers or it can be a Saas which offers additional cost savings.
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Personally, haven't seen any other MDM on the market, but I feel since Sophos is greatly known to have easy to use products, that the others may not be as easy to use as Sophos Mobile Control. One of the key factors for organizations to choose Sophos Mobile Control and Security is because the Android OS (most attacked OS on the planet) is protected with award-winning antivirus and anti malware from Sophos. We have seen as advisors, how unprotected customers, get huge telecom bills because of the lack of security, since they think that an Android OS is healthy enough... big mistake. One simple thing I always tell friends, family and customers, protect your Android device with Sophos Security (it's free for home users).
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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

  • Allowed us to maintain control of our assets while ensuring our technicians are using the technology for work use only.
  • Provides an easy interface for technicians to download the correct, workplace applications and utilize those applications to save the company money.
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  • We invest and make the ROI very quickly seen, when management on any company sees what they were missing on possible data breaches.
  • As a positive impact, it allows end users to quickly catch the true meaning for "Corporate Data".
  • A negative impact, sometimes is that the end user feels as it's being followed all around, which depending on the profile, it's a must on a device with corporate data access and/or storage.
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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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Sophos Mobile

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