We performed a comparison between Google Cloud Identity and Microsoft Intune based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Microsoft Intune has a slight edge over Google Cloud Identity in this comparison, mainly because it is the more user-friendly solution.
"Cloud Identity is scalable enough for our needs. It's serving more than 3,000 users in our organization."
"The solution is moderate to difficult to use. I found the approach was practical. Following the steps made it very easy to use."
"I think the first thing that is great is that it gives you a lot of features, like login, and then vaulted passwords and secure LDAP. It becomes easier for the end customer to leverage all those features without going to a higher SKU of G Suite."
"It's easy to set up."
"One of the most useful features was the single sign-on. You can use it as an identity provider or service provider. And you can use their organization unit feature to enable or disable some of the features for a specific group of users."
"Google is always on its own. Google Cloud Identity is pretty good on every point."
"The solution is easy to use and it has good performance."
"It's easy to manage and easy to configure."
"Its security is most valuable. It gives us a way to secure devices, not only those that are steady. We do have a few tablets and other devices, and it is a way for us to secure these devices and manage them. We know they're out there and what's their status. We can manage their life cycle and verify that they're updated properly."
"It's not working perfectly, but Microsoft's Autopilot offers great visibility into automated deployment solutions."
"I like that we can implement conditional access."
"One of the main features of the solution is it allows the management of many devices in different ways."
"Intune's feature that I have found most valuable is its auto-pilot feature."
"It works pretty well for us."
"The interface could be more user-friendly."
"Google Cloud Identify could make the technology used easier to understand as a layman making it more user-friendly."
"Technical support is slow."
"The one place it could be improved is the password vaulting. The password vaulting does not prevent the admins from reading users' passwords, and that's a debate."
"If you want to set up some alerts, you don't have much control over the configuration. You have to use their default alerts. And they only provide alerts for certain activities, so you cannot customize those. Monitoring isn't very helpful either."
"They are going ahead and adding a few more things to the Google Cloud premium edition. Their stock management and remote computer management can be improved."
"The initial setup is a little bit complex."
"Lacks the ability to deploy more ways of management, managing devices and processing the policies."
"The synchronization could be improved."
"The reports aren't complete, and it's not easy to build custom reports. For example, Windows Autopilot isn't working well in cases where the computers don't have a good internet connection. Then the option is not good enough."
"For an existing customer who has an SCCM, it would need to be upgraded to an MECM first before I can introduce Microsoft Intune."
"The solution could improve its flexibility."
"There are items that require improvements. One is the controls from iOS."
"The security features should be improved."
Cloud Identity is an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) and enterprise mobility management (EMM) product. It offers the identity services and endpoint administration that are available in G Suite as a stand-alone product. As an administrator, you can use Cloud Identity to manage your users, apps, and devices from a central location - the Google Admin console.
Microsoft Intune is a comprehensive cloud-based service that allows you to remotely manage mobile devices and mobile applications without worrying about the security of your organization’s data. Device and app management can be used on company-owned devices as well as personal devices.
In an increasingly mobile workforce, Microsoft Intune keeps your sensitive data safe while on the move. Microsoft Intune makes it possible for your team members to work anywhere using their mobile devices. Microsoft Intune provides both the flexibility and the control needed for securing all your data on the cloud, no matter where the device with the data is located.
Microsoft Intune Device Management Key Features
With Microsoft Intune Device Management you can:
Mobile Application Management
Mobile application management in Intune is designed to protect your organization’s data at the application level.
With Microsoft Intune Application Management you can:
As part of Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, Intune integrates with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) for access control and with Azure Information Protection for data protection. It also integrates with Microsoft 365 Applications.
Reviews from Real Users
Microsoft Intune stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its ability to secure all devices under its management and the flexibility that the solution offers its users.
A computing services manager notes, "Its security is most valuable. It gives us a way to secure devices, not only those that are steady. We do have a few tablets and other devices, and it is a way for us to secure these devices and manage them. We know they're out there and what's their status. We can manage their life cycle and verify that they're updated properly."
The head of IT engineering at a financial services company writes, "The one feature we find most useful is the Mobile Application Manager. There are two types: we have the complete MDM and the Mobile Application Manager (MAM). We don't give our users phones, it is their own personal phone, and we need to allow them to have access to the company details on their phone. We need to create a balance between their own personal data and the company data. We deploy the Mobile Application Manager for them so that we won't be able to interfere with their own personal data."
Google Cloud Identity is ranked 9th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 6 reviews while Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 72 reviews. Google Cloud Identity is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Intune is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Google Cloud Identity writes "You don't need much expertise or previous experience to work with it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Unified endpoint management that has the flexibility of stand-alone components". Google Cloud Identity is most compared with Okta Workforce Identity, Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), VMware Workspace ONE, Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM) and Jamf Pro, whereas Microsoft Intune is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Desktop Central, IBM MaaS360 and SOTI MobiControl. See our Google Cloud Identity vs. Microsoft Intune report.
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