Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs SOTI MobiControl comparison

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Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Intune
Sponsored
Ranking in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
1st
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
169
Ranking in other categories
Configuration Management (3rd), Remote Access (4th), Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) (1st), Microsoft Security Suite (3rd)
Cisco Meraki Systems Manage...
Ranking in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
6th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
26
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
SOTI MobiControl
Ranking in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
5th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
47
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) category, the mindshare of Microsoft Intune is 36.2%, down from 39.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is 2.2%, down from 3.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SOTI MobiControl is 6.8%, up from 5.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
Unique Categories:
Configuration Management
12.3%
Remote Access
4.5%
No other categories found
No other categories found
 

Featured Reviews

Alex Bazay - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 4, 2024
Streamlines operations and reduces administrative overhead and attack surface
Microsoft Intune is helping to streamline operations and minimize administrative overhead. We are using the Enterprise Application Management features of Intune Suite. It is very well designed and very well suited for Microsoft-related applications. Third-party applications can require some workaround. They do not always organically fit into the solution, but, overall, it is a great option to have visibility into what the users are using and be able to set up some policies based on that. We can allow applications or deny applications. We can manage what users can onboard. Overall, it is a great solution. We can definitely simplify and streamline some security operations. Microsoft Intune is great for securing hybrid work and protecting data on company and BYO devices. What is more important is that it is not a static product. It is not that the product is very well established and not moving anywhere. It is constantly evolving. Microsoft seems to be spending lots of resources trying to improve and bring new features. That is great. We are starting with Intune's Endpoint Privilege Management feature. It definitely impacts productivity. It is great and definitely helps a lot. It helps minimize the attack surface because you do not have elevated privileges accounts available all the time. It helps mitigate or shrink the potential impact or potential entry points into the network. Microsoft Intune has helped us to manage the accounts with elevated privileges. We are a managed service provider. We sometimes have big turnarounds on the help desk. By their job definition, many of them are supposed to have access to different clients and different sensitive areas. It helps us to mitigate and manage these accounts, and, as a result, to be more secure. We can make sure that those accounts are not being distributed very freely. We have control over their actions. We have control over what they are doing. We have full visibility and accountability.
AL
Aug 10, 2023
A solution with quick and efficient cloud management tools that's also easy to set up
We manage all the products using Meraki MDM, such as the camera, the switches, and the security. It's very easy to use Less money is needed to install the solution. There's no need to send somebody to the location to implement the firewall. We send the equipment, plug the Internet in, and then we…
CarlosRodriguez3 - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 5, 2023
A complete tool with good reliability and simple licensing
We mainly use it in transport, for example, in police and governemnt The solution allows for very good remote control. We only have to get one application and have everything we need under the license.  It's a very complete tool. We've had a good user experience overall.  The licensing is…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable feature is probably mobile device management. Small businesses are coming under greater scrutiny and requirements for compliance as time goes on. We don't have to worry about a VPN because we can manage these devices, control company data, and lock users out. If needed, we can remotely wipe devices and deadman-switch them."
"We already use a lot of Microsoft products in our company, and therefore, it made sense to also use this product."
"The solution is easy to use and it has good performance."
"The ability to block and erase remote devices is valuable to us, especially when those devices are lost."
"Application deployment and keeping the devices secure no matter where they are, by having this cloud solution — that has been great."
"It is user-friendly, and the performance is also good. It is a convenient product"
"We can securely manage both company-owned devices and personal devices enrolled in our BYOD program."
"We are using the mobile feature, and we are also using MDM to lock the devices, to push restrictions, et cetera"
"It's very easy to just keep adding devices as needed."
"The cloud manager is user-friendly, and I can manage everything from one dashboard."
"The cloud dashboard's analytics data is particularly valuable, giving me insights into user activities and making it easy to track and manage devices."
"The UI is easy to learn."
"It's extremely competitive and very good for a product in this sphere."
"The most valuable features include remote inventory analysis, security features like geofencing, and software distribution."
"The solution is straightforward to set up."
"The central management console on the cloud is fast and is the solution's most valuable feature."
"The feature I find most valuable within Soti is the ability to reset or unlock a device. A lot of the devices that we use are in the field. We have locations in Dallas, San Diego, Seattle, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona and there isn't always someone, within our company, who is managing these devices. Sometimes it's the doctors' offices that we partner with where they use these devices. Having the ability to remotely reset a device or unlock a device has been super-crucial for me."
"All features are useful. It is useful for preventing the use of unauthorized software on corporate-owned devices. It provides an option to lock the devices for unauthorized software. The devices can only be used under the supervision of the device manager."
"Among the valuable features are managing configurations of all devices and being able to remote into devices... We send out configurations for each site that has its devices. Each site has a different configuration, and SOTI manages each configuration for each site"
"One of the most valuable features is the ability to deploy apps on the fly. We're able to update and deploy new applications, directly from the cloud. That's been a huge feature for us. Instead of putting hands on each of these devices - and we're talking thousands of devices - we can manage it all from the backend."
"The best feature is its compatibility with various device versions, such as Windows, making it work seamlessly."
"One of the most valuable features is the ease of moving items from one configuration to another; it's a Windows-like setup. Also, the admin console is very easy to manage and to move through."
"The SOTI MobiControl Assist tool is very good for remote controlling devices for troubleshooting. SOTI MobiControl is very helpful."
"One of the most valuable features is the remote control. If there are issues in the field, we can remote into those devices and see what kind of issues they are."
 

Cons

"I have a lot of Apple products in my environment. It would be nice to have an improved integration of Apple products with Microsoft Intune without Jam."
"The Mac integration has room for improvement."
"Reporting could be improved. It needs to be more expensive and robust."
"The reporting could be improved, as it's pretty poor compared to other products of this type."
"The scalability could be improved, and like most other MDM products, Intune is good but not 100% there yet."
"There is room for improvement in integrating additional features such as Purview and SharePoint activities into Intune."
"Microsoft Intune lags market leaders, such as Apperian, in its MAM capabilities."
"I wanted to check if there is any provision at the Intune level to restrict certain things, such as a website, but unfortunately, that feature is available only in Microsoft Defender. Intune has web filtering capabilities, but they are only useful for protection from malicious websites, whereas we would like to be able to restrict a website. For example, YouTube is a clean website. No one would identify it as a malicious website, but if we want to stop the end-users from going to that website, we have to go for another product, such as Microsoft Defender or another third-party proxy solution. It would be great if this capability is included in Intune."
"Integration with other tools, such as, ConnectWise Automate."
"Sometimes, the integrations are a bit tough."
"System's compatibility with Google Chrome could be improved."
"I would rate my experience with the initial setup a four out of ten, where one is difficult, and ten is easy. It is more difficult."
"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."
"The price of the solution could be reduced."
"One area for improvement in Cisco Meraki Systems Manager is the ability for more advanced users to make detailed and non-standard changes."
"The price could be better."
"The quality of the support service is poor. The headquarters are not very responsive. And, the actual quality of the software has its drawbacks."
"The pricing policy of SOTI is not stable. You buy it today at one price, and the following year, it becomes something like 5% or 7% higher. From my point of view, SOTI is a little bit weak in terms of implementation on the new Windows 10 devices, and they have to work on this. It can't compete with Intune and other solutions when it comes to Windows implementation. It almost doesn't work with iOS. It works well with Android."
"For the most part, the application deployment works well. Occasionally, when moving a gun, we'll see that we have to manually intervene, when working with the setup."
"They should improve the lockdown feature."
"They could organize the software a little bit better, where you access things on the console. It seems like I have to click in three different places in order to get it to go to one area. I should be able to access pretty much any point of the server, whatever I need to touch, from a panel, without having to go click on a menu, then click on the profiles, then click over on Server and go back up to the top and click on the type of device that I have, just to get my applications to show."
"We're deploying an application upgrade. We can't do more than three or four devices at once, and we don't know if the device actually received the upgrade. There's no indicator saying it's 100 percent complete until everything is done. Let's say I work East to West. I work on the East Coast and I want to confirm it was done with the upgrades in that region. I wouldn't know until I actually went into it. There's no indicator telling me that it's complete."
"Reporting could be better. When I try to run a report, it doesn't have a filter or even a feature where I can choose what I have in the report. That's been a struggle since the first time I used it so I just don't touch it anymore."
"The previous version, for example, had the networking signal and that feature was great. When we were troubleshooting, we could find the level of the network I/O. If the worker was working in a corner of the warehouse where the signal was not as strong as in another part of the warehouse, we could tell, "Just move a little and you will have coverage for your device." That was great. I don't know why they removed it from the newer version."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Microsoft Intune is moderately priced. There is a monthly license required to use the solution and it is approximately eight dollars per month."
"Most of our clients come to us with licensing already in place. On average, it costs $6 per device per month to add Intune to an Office 365 subscription, but I am not sure."
"It is not expensive."
"Microsoft Intune is more expensive than other solutions, but it offers a wider range of features and control."
"The pricing is inherently reasonable, as Microsoft leverages market insights to maintain the total cost of ownership at around ninety to ninety-five percent of what would be incurred in an on-premise scenario."
"If you're ever going to buy an Office 365 environment, then pricing is reasonable given all that it does, but if you're not, then you might find the pricing expensive."
"There is a license needed for this solution and it is either included in one of the enterprise license agreements. Microsoft licensing is a mathematical institute, it could be quite complex. We tend to ask specialized organizations to research what the most profitable way it would be for us to use licenses in the organizations."
"On a scale of one to ten with one being the cheapest, the cost of Microsoft Intune is a five."
"My customers at times have issues with the price of the solution. It is expensive, but overall it is worth it. The licensing model cost is based on how many devices you require."
"The price is high for the market."
"Meraki MDM is the cheapest solution we have used."
"The storage is affordable and the system has some price-related issues. Therefore, keeping the price in mind, I would rate it seven out of ten."
"It's extremely competitive and very good for a product in this sphere."
"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."
"My clients find it a bit expensive compared to other systems."
"The price is average. SOTI manages the price according to the type of client they have. I would rate the cost as five out of ten."
"SOTI is fairly priced. It's not super expensive. If you have a thousand devices that are licensed, it's going to start climbing up in price. Typically, it's like 25 bucks a seat for a year."
"They've been pretty flexible with us, because we've changed the way we do our licensing a few times. We did a yearly, and then we went back and we did a quarterly, and I think we're back to yearly right now. We've been able to work stuff out and pricing has gone down since the onset. We've got a better rate per device and it's reasonable. The licensing cost from SOTI usually doesn't scare anybody, away once it's explained."
"On a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price, I rate the pricing a five."
"The product is reasonably priced at the moment."
"Its pricing policy is not stable. The licensing is on a one-yearly, two-yearly, or three-yearly basis. There is no monthly fee."
"The solution that we were using costs less, but it didn't offer as much as Soti. It's comparable if you look at it over the five-year term."
"Pricing is okay, but when you buy your renewal of licenses - at the end of the period or the year - if you have a lot of devices, obviously, it's going to increase. In the end, it's kind of expensive."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
24%
Computer Software Company
12%
Government
7%
Financial Services Firm
7%
Educational Organization
48%
Computer Software Company
13%
Government
5%
Manufacturing Company
3%
Computer Software Company
18%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Retailer
10%
Financial Services Firm
5%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM)?
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What needs improvement with Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM)?
Sometimes, the integrations are a bit tough. It might require some technical information.
What do you like most about SOTI MobiControl?
The most valuable features of the solution are containerization and app control.
What needs improvement with SOTI MobiControl?
SOTI MobiControl currently lacks some DLP features. It would be good if SOTI MobiControl could offer a few functional...
 

Also Known As

Intune, MS Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
Meraki MDM
MobiControl
 

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Sample Customers

Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Hafen Hamburg & Empire Riverside Hotel, Eastview Church, Tourism Holdings, Colegio Sagrada Familia Hijas de Jesús, Tommy Bahama's, Canadian School Mexico, Rosebank College
Citizen Mexico, Sanctuary Housing, PENINSULA HOTELS, East Orange High School, Andrews Distributing, Amey Plc, American Airlines
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