Jamf Pro vs. Parallels Device Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jamf Pro
Score 9.4 out of 10
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Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) is designed to automate device management for users while driving end-user productivity and creativity. According to the vendor, it is the EMM tool that delights IT pros and the users they support by delivering on the promise of unified endpoint management for Apple devices.N/A
Parallels Device Management
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Parallels Device Management enables users to centrally administer PCs, iPhones and iPads, including Mac management, with a simple plug-in. The vendor states the solution: Extends Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) for unified device administration. Improves IT performance, reducing duplicate work and incident resolution time. Is straightforward to deploy, requiring no additional infrastructure or training.N/A
Pricing
Jamf ProParallels Device Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Jamf ProParallels Device Management
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details$3.33 per month per iOS device $6.25 per month per Mac Education and volume discounts available. Onboarding 3-Day for Mac + iOS: $7,500 2-Day for Mac only: $6,000 4hr Remote for iOS only: $750 Billed Annually
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Community Pulse
Jamf ProParallels Device Management
Considered Both Products
Jamf Pro
Chose Jamf Pro
We have tried a variety of products but no other product has offered the complete ease of use and extensive support, both support base and community based, that Jamf Pro has. Jamf Pro simply has all of the best traits of any MDM on the market. It is slightly more expensive …
Chose Jamf Pro
Overall, Jamf Pro offered the best set of features.
Chose Jamf Pro
Its by far the best Mac and iOS MDM on the market today
Chose Jamf Pro
For my needs Jamf Pro beat the competition out of the water. The number of features that comes with Jamf Pro is outstanding.
Parallels Device Management

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User Ratings
Jamf ProParallels Device Management
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(184 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(9 ratings)
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Usability
7.9
(15 ratings)
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Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Support Rating
8.0
(53 ratings)
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In-Person Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Online Training
9.1
(1 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
8.0
(6 ratings)
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Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Ease of integration
9.1
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Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
9.1
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Vendor pre-sale
9.1
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User Testimonials
Jamf ProParallels Device Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Jamf Software, LLC
Well suited for any organization that wants to manage apple products. It's extremely easy to integrate and has many connectors for existing enterprise infrastructure applications. Certificate management is a breeze. Not so suited for smaller businesses that only have 10-20 devices. Jamf has another product called JAMF Now that would suffice for those areas.
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Alludo
We had a medium size fleet of macbook pros that we had deployed and had parallels already installed on them. We looked into a way to standardize and track these devices and started looking into Parallels as a solution to help us with this. Parallels was a good fit due to the fact that most of these machines already had the base system already installed
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Pros
Jamf Software, LLC
  • 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.
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Alludo
  • Central location for management via Webv
  • Existing ecosystem for our mac users
  • Trust and transparent set up from normal operations
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Cons
Jamf Software, LLC
  • 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.
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Alludo
  • It can be a bit difficult with a large fleet of computers
  • Can be a bit hard to troubleshoot if there are issues
  • There are other tools that are cheaper that do the same thing albeit not as well
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Likelihood to Renew
Jamf Software, LLC
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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Alludo
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Usability
Jamf Software, LLC
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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Alludo
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Support Rating
Jamf Software, LLC
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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Alludo
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In-Person Training
Jamf Software, LLC
They made me more comfortable using the product.
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Alludo
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Online Training
Jamf Software, LLC
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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Alludo
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Implementation Rating
Jamf Software, LLC
Migration from an existing MDM requires device wipe and reenroll for full supervision of the device. It's somewhat painful. User enrollment makes things easier, but you miss out on full management.
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Alludo
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Alternatives Considered
Jamf Software, LLC
Even thought we are using this solutions for different purposes (macOS device management VS mobile device management), I think at the end Jamf Pro is more focused or aimed for macOS management, and mobile device management is just a good addition to that. Same I can tell about Ivanty, is more about iOS/Android management rather than macOS
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Alludo
We looked at a product called virtual box to do something similar to what we saw from Parallels but it was much more manual for us to deploy out the tool and we would have had to do a lot more work to manage all the systems we have in the fleet
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Return on Investment
Jamf Software, LLC
  • Jamf Pro has allowed us to minimize the time it takes to deploy devices. We can use zero-touch deployment methodologies which allow devices to go directly to end users and allow end users to get up and running without needing IT's help.
  • We have implemented both a third-party & macOS patching service, which allows us to ensure all apps and versions of macOS are updated and secure.
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Alludo
  • Easy to deploy out to our fleet
  • quick turn around time to provision with parallels
  • ease of use from end user perspective
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ScreenShots

Jamf Pro Screenshots

Screenshot of Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) Dashboard