Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs VMware Workspace ONE comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) and VMware Workspace ONE based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The UI is easy to learn.""It's very easy to just keep adding devices as needed.""The solution is simple.""The proprietary standards and modules are the most valuable features.""It has facilitated zero-touch authorization events for our employees and their devices. Furthermore, Meraki Systems Manager plays a vital role in securing our notebooks.""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.""The central management console on the cloud is fast and is the solution's most valuable feature."

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"The solution can scale.""The bigger vendors like VMware, Insight, and MobileIron can assign engineers to customers. You can work with them to develop the right competency to use the product.""VMware Workspace ONE is a platform that's really good at monitoring and managing mobile endpoints. It can be set up quickly and implemented easily. Technical support for this solution has always been good.""The most valuable feature of VMware Workspace ONE is it provides the ability to find out the location of devices and manage end-point solutions when they are deployed, and keep them secure.""I would rate the stability as eight out of ten.""Workspace ONE adds a lot of value compared to Microsoft because Microsoft is a late entry into the market, and they're still developing their product from an end-user perspective. Workspace ONE has a slight edge because of AirWatch. VMware has developed its product over a longer period of time, so they have better integrations as a whole solution.""The most valuable feature of VMware Workspace ONE is that it can support most end users' enterprise applications.""The most valuable features are the ones that control the leaking."

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"Security could be improved, and there could be more features that enable you to customize the end customer solution.""The maintenance is average.""In my opinion, the equipment availabilities and competitive pricings could be improved.""Linux compatibility needs improvement.""The solution can be expensive.""I've participated in numerous product launches primarily focused on HP and Dell. Consequently, there should be a vested interest in local gatherings to showcase product advantages and performance. Particularly in Singapore, it only has so limited integrators to engage in IP product sales. There's room for improvement through dedicated workshops and training. The European and Western markets differ significantly from the context here. The physical location holds more importance. Thus, they should have a survey to evaluate demand, supply, and sales points, tailoring strategies accordingly.""The price could be better.""The price of the solution could be reduced."

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"This product makes use of SAML across the board, which has seven known security flaws. It would be good if the company created a way to protect against SAML flaws. One way would be to integrate a firewall server or an endpoint out in the cloud with which you could establish trust. If you knew nothing about SAML and you did some Google searches about what SAML is, what are the flaws, and what are the known vulnerabilities, eventually, you'll find that there are seven flaws. There are two methods that you can use to solve those seven problems. They essentially involve putting a firewall or putting rules, such as access controls, so that anybody in the world can't just come in, authenticate, and either be a good guy or be someone trying to knock on my door and get into my house. If I could eliminate that, it would be awesome.""We'd like to see a better connection to Microsoft Azure and a better connection with Check Point.""The application itself individuals are getting annoyed with it. They are looking to integrate with ABB applications regardless of whether it is Android or iOS based. We are wanting to shift from this application because of the integration issues we are facing.""They need a more flexible pricing model.""Security aspects such as data loss prevention could be improved.""Patching, fixing, and training for VMware Workspace ONE are areas that need to be improved.""One thing VMware needs to improve is compatibility with different operating systems.""We'd like the customization to be better."

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  • "This product is reasonably priced."
  • "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 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."
  • "Meraki MDM is the cheapest solution we have used."
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  • "While it is not inexpensive in terms of price, it is definitely worth it."
  • "The price of VMware Workspace ONE is reasonable."
  • "There is a licensing fee for the users, and we pay a low amount for our support costs."
  • "VMware Workspace ONE can fit any organization because if you need more devices there are only additional fees."
  • "Workspace ONE is on the higher end of the pricing band when compared to other players in the market."
  • "VMware Workspace ONE is expensive."
  • "AirWatch would benefit from reducing the license pricing per user per month. Microsoft bundles everything, and then that bundling makes the product free for the customers."
  • "It's definitely a bit on the expensive side. It is more for smaller organizations and not large, massive enterprises. I am not sure about any additional costs. As far as we could tell, the billing was what the billing was."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Security is the main feature because the company is reliable.
    Top Answer:The storage is affordable and the system has some price-related issues. Therefore, keeping the price in mind, I would rate it a seven out of ten.
    Top Answer:I've participated in numerous product launches primarily focused on HP and Dell. Consequently, there should be a vested interest in local gatherings to showcase product advantages and performance… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Intune is a great tool for managing a mobile device fleet while keeping access control. The solution makes it easy to control security and manage the usage of mobile apps when you have a… more »
    Top Answer:VMware Workspace One has a powerful set of helpful features. The solution offers very good documentation, the initial setup is easy, and the product is very stable and reliable. I think the fact that… more »
    Top Answer:It is a stable solution. I would rate the stability a ten out of ten.
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    Also Known As
    Meraki MDM
    VMware AirWatch
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    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.

    VMware Workspace ONE is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform that delivers any app on any device. It integrates access control, multi-platform endpoint management, and application management. With the VMware Workspace ONE platform, IT teams can deliver a digital workspace that includes the devices and apps of the company’s choice, but with security and control.

    VMware Workspace ONE is available:

    • As a cloud service
    • On-premises
    • Hybrid

    VMware Workspace ONE Key Features

    • Simple app authentication: VMware Workspace ONE allows end-users to have password-less single sign-on, giving them access to virtually any app (mobile apps, web apps, cloud apps, and Windows apps).

    • Unified Endpoint Management options: VMware Workspace ONE aims to support all devices, offering convenience, access, security, and management that will work for any business.

    • Conditional access: VMware Workspace ONE provides a powerful policy engine to help you make dynamic decisions regarding end-user access rights and to protect sensitive information.

    • Automated app management: With VMware Workspace ONE the application delivery process can be automated, which improves security and compliance. Software packages can be automatically installed, updated, and removed, and automated workflows can also be created.

    VMware Workspace ONE Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using VMware Workspace ONE include:

    • Less IT intervention necessary: Because VMware Workspace ONE has simple app authentication, end-users can help themselves by selecting the applications they need rather than having IT intervene.

    • Smoother employee onboarding: Transform employee onboarding by enabling self-service access to the apps your end-users need to complete their job duties.

    • Compliance: VMware Workspace ONE helps end-users reach compliance by using advanced device restrictions.

    • Real-time visibility: You can have real-time visibility with application, device, and console events that provide detailed information for system monitoring. You can also view logs in the console or export pre-defined reports.

    Workspace ONE Components

    • Workspace ONE Access
    • Workspace ONE UEM
    • VMware Workspace ONE® Intelligence
    • VMware Unified Access Gateway
    • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below is some feedback from our PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:

    PeerSpot user Patrick B., Cybersecurity Architect at a tech services company, says, "Its UI is extremely easy to use whether you're an advanced user or a novice user. When I first opened it up and had to learn the product, I was easily a novice. By the end of the third month, I was digging into the backend of the system and using it as a highly advanced user to accomplish what I needed to accomplish, and I was able to do it through the UI mostly."

    Roshan T., Partner Manager North America at a tech company, mentions how satisfied he is with the product, saying, "You can put all your applications on a mobile device, be it a phone or tablet. It is secure and easy to use. Because it is centrally managed, you don't have to do any configuration on the phone. I just got the phone and connected to the central applications. I just downloaded one thing and everything got rolled out. Email, calendar, and other things were deployed centrally. If you don't have AirWatch, you have to configure your phone manually. For example, you need to deploy and configure your email manually and then synchronize everything. It is much simpler when a mobile device is centrally managed."

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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
    Australian Sports Commission, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Lomond School, Merck, United Bank, Medical College of Wisconsin, Latymer Upper School, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, Dowling Aaron Inc., Trillium Lakelands District School Board, Harrogate Grammar School, Duke University Football, Delta Air Lines, Adventist Health System, Giochi Preziosi, Cramlington Learning Village, Intermountain Healthcare, Safexpress, TAG Aviation
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Construction Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Transportation Company7%
    Educational Organization43%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider4%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise35%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise51%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. VMware Workspace ONE
    September 2023
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    Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is ranked 6th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 14 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 34 reviews. Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is rated 8.4, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) writes "Great dashboards, easy to set up, and helpful remote wipe features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workspace ONE writes "Quick to set up and easy to implement platform for monitoring and managing mobile endpoints". Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, IBM MaaS360, SOTI MobiControl and ManageEngine Endpoint Central, whereas VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Horizon, Jamf Pro, SOTI MobiControl and Ivanti Neurons for MDM. See our Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) vs. VMware Workspace ONE report.

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