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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki SM is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager (formerly LANDESK Management Suite) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Cisco Meraki SM

90%
11 Ratings
9.3

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

93%
34 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki SM

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

79%
4 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Cisco Meraki SM

90%
1 Rating
6.8

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

68%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Cisco Meraki SM

80%
4 Ratings
8.4

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

84%
4 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.6

Cisco Meraki SM

86%
5 Ratings

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki SM

One of the scenarios where we can apply Cisco System Manager is when our company has the need to manage, monitor and support mobile devices and portable computing equipment, allowing us centralized management and remote support for devices. If we have devices apple system manager has more features. A scenario where it does not apply is when we have mobile devices that are not compatible with the SM software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

There is no direct replacement for the on-prem Ivanti [Unified Endpoint Manager (formerly LANDESK Management Suite)] solution. Ivanti has a companion product called Neurons, but that is in additional cost, and requires configuration with your on-prem [Unified Endpoint Manager] instance to perform basic functions. If cloud-based is a requirement for your organization, this is likely a dealbreaker. You can implement [Unified Endpoint Manager] in a cloud instance such as AWS, but the support for this appears limited.If on-prem is not an issue for you, this is a great tool for device management. It has robust features, impressive inventory, massive customization options, and excellent vendor support. If Patch Management is a problem in your company right now, this is the first product I would evaluate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Meraki SM

  • 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.
Philip Dixon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

  • Patch(Security) is done really well. You can use roll out projects or built-in automation as well as the use of groups and scopes to design pilot and other use cases.
  • It takes a solid inventory of what you have of your endpoints and can do an agentless scan as well if you need to collect data that way as well.
  • Provisioning is rather simple and even allows you to use other products' software for the image or the built-in if you wish to do so.
  • Software distribution works well and has a lot flexibility built into the module.
Jesse Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Meraki SM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

  • Setup - Boy it is a pain to configure everything correctly. Be aware that you'll probably be giving an AD service account some God rights to get everything working....and security just loves that....
  • Cost - Boy you have to pay for everything. I suppose it lets you buy into just what you want but having repeated items go through procurement is a pain if your procurement branch is a pain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki SM

General

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

Starting Price

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki SM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager 7.9
Based on 4 answers
We are happy with the product but the support and development process is far superior to any other company we have worked with. Having a good support structure is very important in today's marketplace of products that do so many things and have so many robust options and capabilities. We are very satisfied with our contract, pricing, support and product execution.
Adam Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco Meraki SM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager 6.8
Based on 2 answers
Items are logically laid out and most are easy to find. The more advanced stuff can be trickier, but it is still not hard to find. There are a lot of options though, so remembering where some settings are, especially if you do not alter them often, can take a minute, but you will get to them fairly qiickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco Meraki SM 8.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager 8.4
Based on 4 answers
TRM\TAM support has been generally very good. Getting reported bug fixes, design changes, UX problems resolved has been a pain. It is often difficult to get problems escalated beyond the TRM\TAM level. Support is fantastic when you can get it, getting it can often require more work than it should, and that is probably our biggest issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki SM

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

It's been many years since I did a full evaluation of other products but at the time we purchased it, the main competitors were Microsoft's SMS and Alteris. SMS just looked horribly ugly and complicated (which fit in very well with Microsoft's other server tools) and Alteris looked okay but had a piecemeal approach where even a basic deployment meant purchasing a half dozen or more components. LANDesk had one bundle for all the tools we were looking for and had a great interface for presenting the data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco Meraki SM 8.6
Based on 5 answers
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.
Matthaniel Cowell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki SM

  • 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.
Mike Madsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager

  • In a college environment, the remote control access is very helpful in resolving issues w/o running around campus.
  • Very nice to push software to multiple devices at once.
  • Software portal is useful in allowing users to get what they need without the need for a tech.
Andre Marsolan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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