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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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XenMobile

Specifically avoid buying company managed cell phones - this could pay for itself in a year or two. Enable BYOD - very effective for iPad users and others using unmanaged endpoints. Securely managing company IP vis a vie remote users - much easier to on and offboard access. Also a great way to securely share files.
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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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  • Secure email container - easily manage on/off boarding of remote employee access
  • Secure access to internal resources
  • Secure file share
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Cons

  • The MDM space is moving fast and growth is challenging for growing technology companies. Airwatch is no different in some of their support challenges. However investing in a TAM has proven to be well worth the investment. Having a point person to facilitate through support has been critical to our successful implementation of Airwatch in our environment.
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  • Free / Busy functionality would be great
  • Interface changes more than I'd like
  • Better calendaring interface - more like Outlook would be nice.
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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 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 couldn't get AirWatch to work for us, installation on the devices was much too complex, and support was lacking. I've heard other companies didn't have as much of an issue, but we certainly did. Mobile Iron was evaluated at the surface, but we never brought it in for a formal eval due to time constraints.
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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

  • Negative only. Server infrastructure is 300% larger than our other MDM onsite.
  • Airwatch required a team of 12 to support, versus our other MDM of 3 employees.
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  • XenMobile has allowed us to maintain HIPAA compliance.
  • XenMobile allowed us to eliminate the cost of an MDM program as it was included in our Citrix Workspace Suite licensing
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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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XenMobile

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