AppSense

8 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 101

Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES)

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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppSense

AppSense does solve a lot of problems and can do some cool things. However, I think competing products may do the same job without some of the bugs and issues I have seen with AppSense. The automatic/transparent "run as Administrator" feature is very slick when set up properly and makes dealing with poorly coded legacy applications very easy. The flexibility it gives you with all of the stuff it can do is great. Take actions X, Y, and Z at logon based on these conditions, etc.
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Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES)

It is very well suited for environments where users move/roam between systems such as VDI, hosted shared servers, or where immutable systems are in place (mandatory profiles or desired state systems).
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Pros

  • Capturing application settings per user.
  • Office policy settings.
  • Granular control of settings per application.
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  • Managing user persona, capturing and applying a user's custom or specific persona when roaming or having devices replaced if storing settings in a central location.
  • Replacing GPO management for applications and users to speed up log in times.
  • Integrating with alternative tools such as Citrix, VMware, LANDESK (configuration management) and other application virtualization tools to ensure user persona or centrally manage a secure access environment.
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Cons

  • Better control at the pre-network login stages.
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  • Blacklisting/Whitelisting could benefit from a more centralized approach and automated way of tracking applications that get blocked so as to lessen the burden on users and administrators.
  • Support for multiple domains or environments, centralized management.
  • More intelligent reporting and easier reporting - means redoing the database structure and way things are stored (re-architecting solution).
  • Improved license management for disparate devices and a way for accessing mobile devices that aren't on the network for relay servers communications frequently (within grace period).
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Likelihood to Renew

AppSense9.0
Based on 1 answer
It has been a very affective tool for our company.
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Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES)7.3
Based on 1 answer
The tool is integral to how business is done by end users, thus it's imperative to keep the solution around. Not to mention the business leverages the experience to assist clients with building out the solution for their needs.
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Usability

AppSense9.0
Based on 1 answer
It was relatively easy to configure.
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Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES)7.3
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The vast majority of features are very easily deployed, managed, maintained or adjusted with minimal effort. Some portions of the suite require some advanced experience to "massage" just right to be smooth and accessible for users or lower level administrators such as the integration of other tools in the environment or scaling the solution to meet the demands or complexity of very large enterprise environments.
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Support

AppSense8.0
Based on 1 answer
Always had a great experience dealing with the engineers.
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Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES)8.2
Based on 1 answer
Fast, knowledgeable resources that are courteous and want to help solve your problem the right way. Often offering some training so that you can better understand something that you're not as familiar with or that may not directly be an issue with the product!
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Implementation

AppSense9.0
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Test, test, test.
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Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES)7.3
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The implementation is typcially pretty simple on a flat active directly and non-DMZ based environment. Once things become more complex it is imperative to move slowly and test frequently with UAT groups and engineers.
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Alternatives Considered

The decision to use AppSense was not mine. If I had to choose a product today, I would at least want to evaluate the alternative from RES Software - from what I have read/heard it sounds like the better choice as far as reliability, support, and lack of bugs. I have not personally used it yet though.
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The RES ONE Suite is a swiss army knife when compared to a lot of the user persona management tools. This means you can find a much more complete view of managing users and how their systems allow them to interact in your environment.
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Return on Investment

  • It makes replacing hardware very quick and effective when supporting remote staff.
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  • Centralized management for user experience and files.
  • Improved logon speeds.
  • User configuration automation, enabling day-one productivity.
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Pricing Details

AppSense

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

Ivanti Workspace Control (powered by RES)

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