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It's well suited for firms with large or growing fleet of devices. I can only say about macOS device management, as for mobile devices we have a different solution. But I had a chance to play around with mobile device management using Jamf on one of the trainings using Sandbox, and I can say that you can totally use it for managing iOS/iPadOS/Android devices as well.
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JumpCloud is least suited in situations where you have few devices, but lots of users. JumpCloud heavily focuses on the "One-User-One-Device" type of use, and does lack some of the features things like Active Directory is better suited for when having multiple users accessing one machine. Their Powershell APIs are fantastic and getting only more powerful. Lots of features are hidden behind these APIs, so admins not as familiar with Powershell would have more issues leveraging these tools. BYOD deployments are amazing, especially for macOS devices that are using Apple Business Manager and can leverage Zero Touch deployments. It is especially good at handling mixed systems, whereas other options, such as Jamf, are really suiting only for macOS, or Intune is more suited for Windows; JumpCloud managed to handle both systems well.
Read full review Pros Jamf Pro's Self Service is a great mechanism for making software available to end uses as they need it. Jamf Pro is also great for creating plans called PreStage Enrollments that allow for computers to skip many of the setup screens, as well as automating account creation. Jamf Pro in combination with Apple Automated Device Enrollment (formerly DEP) allows for devices to supervised and managed, this combination allows for locking, remote wipe of devices, and finding locations of devices when put into lost mode. Read full review User Management - The ability to control our users and set password/polices is made easy in the JC console Device Management - Using JC each user is assigned to their own device with only the rights to do their job - When elevated rights are required, this is done simply via the JC console for the period of time required SSO - Using JC's SAML SSO integrations we are building out our SSO offering and this is making for a much simpler daily user experience Read full review Cons Training options are terrific, but costly. Finding what you need in Jamf Pro can be tough at times. The interface is not what I would call friendly. You'll need static credentials for Jamf Pro. They don't integrate with the Jamf Account, and it doesn't offer 2FA. SSO is an option, but it's not simple to set up. Read full review SSO via OpenID - Opening up their SSO from just SAML to including OpenID (OAuth) would allow us to make more use of the service and to also incorporate it into some internal testing suites Time Limited User Elevation - The ability to time limit a users elevation of privileges would be a great addition Extending device management to include LPA - Least Privilege Access is becoming a bigger ask from our external auditors - Being able to do this via JC would be amazing Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We stepped away and are looking at different products that integrate with our entire fleet MDM solution rather than focusing specifically on Apple products. An all in one solution fits our needs better and is more cost-effective in the long run. Jamf Pro needs to improve some features and support but overall its a good product.
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Jamf Pro has done pretty much anything we've needed with little setup headache. If we hit a wall, the Jamf user community and tech support departments both are more than willing to help solve problems. Tech support is excellent, but the surprising thing is the user base is by far the biggest resource. Jamf users love to help each other, by directly chatting about issues, posting best practices, or just posting info on the forums.
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It's simple. I like how JumpCloud keeps things simple. Similar to Apple's ecosystem, they give you what you want with some extra features and bells and whistles but it doesn't take a large instruction manual to use it. They have the support system and KB articles to back up their product and learn about a feature and how to implement it
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Jamf Support is very responsive and usually assists in any challenge we are tackling. They are also very transparent when they are allowed to be. I personally love our Jamf Pro support rep and don't fear messaging their support team.
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I have rarely contacted support. When I have, the responses were within expected time frames, and easy to access. Community support is incredible, both from the JumpCloud representatives, and the user base community at large. The support pages on the website also are typically very well written and strike a nice balance between having the technical information needed, and also being easy to understand for the small business types that might not have as much of a technical background as an IT Admin.
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They made me more comfortable using the product.
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The training session was beneficial because it expanded my knowledge about Jamf products and really learn what I am capable of doing with Jamf Pro in terms of managing Apple computers and devices. Immediately after the training course, I was able to implement what I learn to our cloud instance.
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the on-site training and implementation was a huge boon
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Being responsible for choosing the product after a POC and pilot we found the process to be simple and effective
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We have a two-page document [that] identifies all the key features and functionality that we rely on while using Jamf Pro to manage our Mac fleet. Each time we're asked to compare and contrast other client management platforms, they all come up quite short of being able to provide the same functionality that we rely on with Jamf Pro. From there we then have to consider [the] cost for additional products to fill the gap, or lower our users' expectations. That is a non-starter.
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Some features would make more sense for us to be bundled by machine, instead of the user. We have fewer machines, and multiple users log into one machine, so doing something like paying per user for services like Patch Management are difficult to warrant the cost. I also feel a more complete package that includes common addon features; Patch Management and Password Manager, would be an improvement. It would also be nice if we could change packages, addons, and other billing services via self-service instead of reaching out to our account manager.
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services and professional team and support teams are good
Read full review Return on Investment Jamf [Pro] has made locating iPads during the Pandemic so much easier. With the information provided by Lost Mode, we are able to show the end-user where their iPad was last located. This also allows us to have the iPads returned, even from the opposite coast of the US. This is invaluable and eases the loss of equipment during an already difficult and stressful time. Jamf [Pro] has allowed one or two people to manage 3000 iPads at four different schools. I know the impact it has had on our little district and I often say that the end-user only sees the magic that happens. It makes it easier for me to make that magic work. Jamf [Pro] has allowed me to be much more efficient, saving time, which we all know time is money. Read full review Very easily add, or disable employee logins Reduce "password fatigue" by being able to reduce password expiration requirements, and having single sign on Higher security and visibility of security issues Reduced onboarding time from days to minutes Enabled easy reassignment of user accounts to another user via groups when employees leave Quick securing of terminated users, or otherwise compromised accounts Reduced user disablement time from previous manual methods requiring days, to literal minutes Read full review ScreenShots