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Pros
"The stability of the solution is very good. It's reliable. We don't have crashes or experience freezing. There aren't bugs or glitches.""The cloud manager is user-friendly, and I can manage everything from one dashboard.""I have found the location analytics feature that is built into the APs to be the most valuable. It allows you to compare data and to single out individuals who are repeatedly coming into your store. We can observe different trends. This is what separates it from a lot of the other solutions.""Initial setup was easy.""The most significant benefit is that the deployment is quick and painless. You don't need a specialized IT department to implement and scale the network. It's easy to maintain, too. It only requires one or two network administrators."

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"The zero-day support regarding new Apple hardware and Apple operating systems is very good.""The most valuable features are the restrictions, Lost Mode, Self Service, and full implementation of anything Apple will let MDM manage.""The most valuable feature is the self-service, which lets users install their preferred application instead of installing all applications and filling the machine with junk.""I found that automated enrollment is very powerful because you can bring standardization to the environment.""The DEP enrollment is quite good. We're planning to migrate to the Jamf cloud this month.""Automated Device Enrollment workflows are great for zero-touch deployments, vital in the current global context. With Automated Device Enrollment workflows, we can deploy new Apple devices directly to end-users without help from the IT support team.""Being able to easily deploy apps and patches to our client computers with minimal hands-on time from our techs has been huge.""It's a scalable product."

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Cons
"System's compatibility with Google Chrome could be improved.""The cost of installing this solution can be more expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Cisco is very expensive, and I'd like to see a reduction in cost.""Cisco's authorized scripting can be complicated. For example, we sometimes enter the wrong code using this script, and then we had to dictate to find the problem.""The price could be better.""We've really only experimented with their iOS client. This is due to the fact that their Windows client has a lot to be desired. We first tried experimenting with the Windows one but very quickly determined that it wasn't going to cut it for most Windows cases. The Windows portion of this product needs improvement. I'd say that it's not really viable."

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"It will be very helpful if we could restore users after they have been removed from Jamf because I have some cases of deleting a computer before unlocking it.""I would like to see tighter integration with Jamf Protect in the future releases of Jamf Pro.""One of the big areas in need of improvement is automated device naming for computers.""The integrated patch feature is good but needs some tweaking.""Jamf should give the option to download individual device policy logs, as this capability would really help to diagnose issues.""The reporting needs to be improved so that generating them is more user-friendly.""It would be great if we get an email notification when the Mac users install any apps, so IT can be alerted.""There needs to be a mass policy change tool."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost of installing this solution can be more expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Cisco is very expensive."
  • "This product is reasonably priced."
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  • "I know that as a school we get a discounted price, which is good because without it we would not be able to afford it."
  • "Don’t go into a sales call without knowing all the details of your system because Jamf has a ton of tools outside of Jamf Pro to offer and knowing them ahead of time is a must."
  • "JumpStart is available at an additional cost."
  • "This is a pricey solution."
  • "The price of a training pass for five people was $18,000 USD."
  • "JumpStart looks a little bit pricey; however, it is worth every penny."
  • "This product is surely worth the cost of implementation."
  • "The cost of any licensing is certainly outweighed by the time saved from manually managing Apple devices."
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    Questions from the Community
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    I have found the location analytics feature that is built into the APs to be the most valuable. It allows you to compare data and to single out individuals who are repeatedly coming into your store… more »
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    The setup cost can be expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Licensing can be done on a monthly basis. A lot of clients prefer to use the cloud-based option.
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    The cost of installing this solution can be more expensive depending on who is doing the installation. Cisco is very expensive, and I'd like to see a reduction in cost.
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    We have been able to keep our tech department lean and mean, maximizing our efficiency by utilizing Jamf to set up our iPads for us, rather than installing each app one at a time.
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    Cloud is worth the small increase in price, but make the switch before you need it, and not during a global pandemic.
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    Every once in a blue moon, we wind up with a rarely-seen superbug that takes support weeks to months to solve. The good news is that they are rare and not across the platform. Just us.
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    Also Known As
    Meraki MDM
    JAMF Software Casper Suite
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    Overview

    Every user is unique. Every device, a bit different. Systems Manager keeps the network in the loop about constantly changing devices, automatically tracking device posture and adjusting security policies to match.

    A complete Apple management solution for IT pros to empower users and simplify the deployment, inventory, and security of Macs, iPads, and iPhones. Designed to automate device management for you while driving end-user productivity and creativity, Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) 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.
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    Sample Customers
    Hafen Hamburg & Empire Riverside Hotel, Eastview Church, Tourism Holdings, Colegio Sagrada Familia Hijas de Jesús, Tommy Bahama's, Canadian School Mexico, Rosebank College
    Xero, National Geographic, Oxford University, Via, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Fallon, Cabela's
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government6%
    Construction Company4%
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    Educational Organization26%
    Computer Software Company14%
    University12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization6%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise27%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise49%
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    Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is ranked 11th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 5 reviews while Jamf Pro is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 42 reviews. Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is rated 8.6, while Jamf Pro is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) writes "A stable and scalable solution that allows you to pre-configure the devices before you get them into the company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jamf Pro writes "Good workflow automation that we use to create a zero-touch onboarding for our users". Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Google Cloud Identity, ManageEngine Desktop Central and IBM MaaS360, whereas Jamf Pro is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, ManageEngine Desktop Central and Google Cloud Identity. See our Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. Jamf Pro report.

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