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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud Identity vs. Microsoft Intune and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"It's easy to set up.""The most valuable feature is that you can manage users from one central location.""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.""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.""Cloud Identity is scalable enough for our needs. It's serving more than 3,000 users in our organization.""The most valuable feature is the performance."

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"One of the main features of the solution is it allows the management of many devices in different ways.""It works pretty well for us.""As the solution is a software as a service, the scalability is unlimited.""Stable solution at a good price.""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.""Application deployment and keeping the devices secure no matter where they are, by having this cloud solution — that has been great.""By using Microsoft Intune we can control which websites the users can go to and it provides a secure environment for our employees using their laptops that are having access from home. We have installed Intune to control the user's environment minimizing the chances of any hacking.""The most valuable feature is the UEM capabilities."

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Cons
"Technical support is slow.""The interface could be more user-friendly.""In the next release, I would like to see integration with different systems, mainly wireless SIEMS and other analytical systems that we want to introduce.""The pricing for this solution is a little bit higher than AWS and others, which is something that should be improved.""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 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."

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"It just doesn't handle software updates well at all by itself. You need to be a scripting wizard to make those happen properly, or you use third-party tools. The Windows feature updates are very difficult to implement. I would like to see a proprietary built-in remote control tool. I know that they have Team Viewer integrated, but it is not seamless. It would be nice if they had a seamless remote desktop capability directly from the Intune console.""Microsoft Intune could improve by being more user-friendly and having it geared toward device management. The graphic interface is not very good.""There should be more focus on mobile device security and integration.""In the next release, I would like a feature to be able to properly lock down the device. For example, if an attacker or somebody steals the phone, you can be sure that the pin cannot be broken.""I would like to see the ability to deploy custom packages as a Windows 64-bit package, as opposed to the Windows 32-bit, which is the only one available now.""It would be better if they can reduce the cost of the license.""In an upcoming release, I would like to see some kind of analytics report.""There needs to be more support for Mac operating systems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The fees are paid monthly and there are no additional costs other than the licensing fees."
  • "When I worked on Cloud Identity, they offered a free or enterprise version. You can synchronize and create up to 100 user identities in the free version. After that, you have to purchase a business or enterprise license. In that model, you'll be charged based on the number of users."
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  • "For Microsoft 365 E5 clients, cost is not an issue as this product is one of the benefits."
  • "The price of Intune is included with the license for Office 365, so we don't have to pay anything extra for it."
  • "The pricing for Microsoft Intune is reasonable. Our clients are satisfied."
  • "The price of Intune is often included as part of a bundle with other Microsoft licenses, which makes it somewhat cheaper."
  • "Licensing depends on how you are providing support to your enterprise, whether it's device-based or user-based."
  • "We work with the subscription rather than a server license. I think it's economical this way because we don't have to have a server license for that, and I think that works in our favor."
  • "Pricing can be improved."
  • "The price could be better."
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    Also Known As
    Cloud Identity, Cloud Identity Premium
    Intune, MS Intune
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    Overview

    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.

    Intune is a cloud-based service in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space that helps enable your workforce to be productive while keeping your corporate data protected. With Intune, you can:

    • Manage the mobile devices your workforce uses to access company data.
    • Manage the mobile apps your workforce uses.
    • Protect your company information by helping to control the way your workforce accesses and shares it.
    • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with company security requirements.
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    Sample Customers
    ExtraHop Networks, HealthChannels
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Government6%
    Media Company5%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise62%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Google Cloud Identity is ranked 8th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 7 reviews while Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 54 reviews. Google Cloud Identity is rated 7.6, 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, 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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