Cisco Meraki SM vs. Hexnode UEM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Meraki SM
Score 9.6 out of 10
N/A
Cisco offers Meraki Systems Manager (SM), an enterprise mobility management platform supporting the monitoring, provisioning and securing of mobile devices across an enterprise network.N/A
Hexnode UEM
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Hexnode is a Unified Endpoint Management solution from Mitsogo Inc. that aims to simplify the way people work with the help of intelligent tools. The management platform streamlines the device lifecycle model to offer its support at every stage, from device onboarding to the end of its life. It also gives a hand-free experience with automatic enrollment using Zero-touch enrollment, Knox Mobile Enrollment, and ABM and endpoint management with the help of dynamic group allocation in…
$1.08
per month
Pricing
Cisco Meraki SMHexnode UEM
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Express
$1.08
per device, per month
Pro
$1.80
per device, per month
Enterprise
$2.7
per device, per month
Ultimate
$3.6
per device, per month
Ultra
$5.4
per device, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco Meraki SMHexnode UEM
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNo support costs, No maintenance charges. Per device pricing
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User Ratings
Cisco Meraki SMHexnode UEM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(13 ratings)
8.4
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(7 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Meraki SMHexnode UEM
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
It is very helpful if you need to restrict the apps a student or employee can have on their device. I had teachers using Netflix on the iPads before I brought them under management. Restricting them will make you unpopular with some of your employees, however, I advise them the device is being provided for business use and, therefore we have the right and responsibility to manage it.
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Mitsogo Inc
Hexnode was best suited for us to manage android devices and more specifically for Kiosk Lockdown and restrictions. Hexnode being a UEM offers support for platforms as well. It certainly does open doors for us to increase and take up more devices under the management of Hexnode. As said earlier, Hexnode does not support wearables as of now; would be great if they could start supporting them soon.
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Pros
Cisco
  • We can create templates for our mobile devices that make new hardware deployments a breeze.
  • Pushing out new with Apple Business Manager is easy and efficient.
  • We get tons of real-time information on our devices and useful historical information and logs.
  • Kiosk and Single App mode is great for single purpose tablets.
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Mitsogo Inc
  • Setting mandatory applications and the silent installation of enterprise apps.
  • Hexnode integrates with the Apple Device Enrollment Program and Apple Volume Purchase Program, enabling bulk software purchases and device enrollment.
  • Blocklisted applications would be uninstalled from the device and would not be available for download again.
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Cons
Cisco
  • Limited ability for "command line" functions. For example, we had a laptop that was stolen and showed to be online, but we could not wipe it. We were able to access a command prompt, but it would not accept DISKPART or FORMAT commands to try and make the PC unusable.
  • The GPS location is not terribly accurate and frequently it "guesses" location based off of an IP address rather than actually activating the GPS on the device. This makes tracking lost/stolen devices very difficult.
  • Difficulty getting devices to correctly show their status in the dashboard. For example, I can have a PC that is online and connected to the Internet, but shows to be offline in the dashboard. Only after refreshing many times would it indicate that the PC was actually online, thus allowing me to administer it.
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Mitsogo Inc
  • We utilize a small number of Windows devices in addition to Android ones, however, Hexnode UEM has very few Windows-specific restrictions compared to those for other platforms.
  • When we turned on the remote control, the Hexnode for Work app would periodically crash.
  • We had to get in touch with their tech support to resolve the issue because the Multi app kiosk mode for Windows devices was not correctly pushed.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Mitsogo Inc
It works exactly as needed, no need to find another solution.
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Usability
Cisco
It has is easy to use overall and is very powerful. The learning curve for the system is very small and I have found it easy to train members of our team to use it. It can fit any size organization and the support is excellent. The ROI is well worth it. If you have a multiplatform ecosystem, this tool is near perfect.
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Mitsogo Inc
Incredibly easy to use and setup.
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Support Rating
Cisco
We have found that Cisco Meraki has always had very good customer support. In the rare case, when we have needed assistance they have always been quick to respond and solve the issue.
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Mitsogo Inc
Online chat support is the best I have received from my vendors.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
No answers on this topic
Mitsogo Inc
Follow the steps, and it will install very easy.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
The only product I have used that is similar is Apple Configurator. While a powerful solution, it requires physical access to the devices which is not always possible, especially on a large site. Meraki is able to achieve many of the same functions as the Apple configurator but without ever needing to physically access the device, other than initial setup and registration.
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Mitsogo Inc
We were in the market for a solution that would reduce the workload on our client and the initial choice was Scalefusion; however, on getting a free trial, the UI wasn't that easy to use, and Scalefusion seemed like a smaller company which is new to endpoint management. Whereas Hexnode UEM seemed a little more established and the UI was light years ahead.
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Scalability
Cisco
It’s scalable up to a point and will scale well from small to a medium business, however, as a business grows and policies get more mature or detailed, you might have to later upgrade to a more appropriate enterprise solution such as MaaS360 or AirWatch. This solution however, will last quite a long tome for a growing business.
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Mitsogo Inc
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Our immediate take away has been a savings of thousands a year in MDM fees. We were paying around $3.00 a device with our previous MDM and our average with Meraki is about $1.88 per device. That while providing far more functionality than our previous provider.
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Mitsogo Inc
  • As an ISO certified company, we needed a robust solution to secure our devices and Hexnode's reputation was a no-brainer for us.
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