IBM MaaS360 vs Microsoft Intune comparison

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Updated on Mar 30, 2022

We performed a comparison between IBM MaaS360 and Microsoft Intune based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Users say the initial setup of both products is straightforward.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their stability and scalability. IBM MaaS360 users say it performs well and has powerful remote enablement capabilities, but the user interface needs improvement. Microsoft Intune users say it is easy to use, but some users say it lacks flexibility.
  • Pricing: Some IBM MaaS360 feel that the price is high, while others disagree. All Microsoft Intune users are satisfied with the price of the product.
  • ROI: Reviewers of both products report seeing an ROI.
  • Service and Support: Most IBM MaaS360 reviewers are satisfied with the level of support they receive. In contrast, many Microsoft Intune users find the support lacking.

Comparison Results: IBM MaaS360 comes out on top in this comparison mainly because it provides better support than Microsoft Intune. However, it should be noted that Intune users are overall more satisfied with the pricing.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM MaaS360 vs. Microsoft Intune Report (Updated: March 2024).
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"It allows us to have an updated inventory of all the devices in real-time with the ability to add personalized information.""The most valuable features are mobile device management and security (which allows you to quarantine infected devices).""Mobile Device Management, Secure Productivity Suite, and document management are valuable features.""It helped us reduce the number of support incidents by limiting users' access to device configurations.""Mobile Device Configuration with policy applying: This significantly reduces time of device configuration.""The solution is quite stable.""It is a stable solution that functions twenty-four hours and seven days a week.""The solution is easy to implement."

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"The many policies available in Microsoft Intune for managing our devices are valuable.""It allows our clients to have the confidence to centrally manage policies for security. It helps them in securing the organization from a technology aspect.""The Autopilot feature is fantastic. It is a Microsoft product, so it deals best with Microsoft operating systems, but it can integrate with iOS, Mac OS, Linux, and Android.""Easy to use.""The ability to (somewhat) manage full Windows 10 computers including EXE-based or MSI-based application deployments using Azure Active Directory as Identity.""Intune provides full endpoint visibility and IT control across device platforms. You can individualize it for your company with the Intune Company Portal app.""The solution is easy to use, simple to understand for those new to using it, and combined with the other Microsoft products it makes for an overall good package.""It is a helpful tool to manage BYOD policies."

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"The user experience really isn't so good.""IBM MaaS360 can improve the information provided for DLP control. Some of our customers would benefit from this.""The price could be lower.""The reporting and alerting could be improved.""The interface is clunky and the layout is a bit outdated. Also, I don't think MaaS360 has as many features as Intune. It doesn't integrate with Office as seamlessly as Intune does, which isn't surprising, given that Intune and Office are Microsoft products.""It's difficult for someone like me to set up a phone that doesn't require a SIM card, like Apple's new phones.""Its integration with Microsoft Teams could be better.""IBM MaaS360’s threat management feature needs improvement. It could identify even more malicious attacks."

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"The scalability could be improved, and like most other MDM products, Intune is good but not 100% there yet.""One big problem with Microsoft is that they're changing the names of the products quite often, or they're quite consistently doing so. Intune is now Endpoint administration. Constantly switching the user interface or the administrative interface makes it quite hard to keep pace. If you are on a two-week holiday and you come back and look at the same screen you have looked at for the last couple of months, it looks different, which is annoying. Changing things around all the time doesn't make it easy.""Microsoft Intune is not user-friendly to manage and has room for improvement.""The backend of Microsoft Intune needs to be improved. We have seen a little bit of delay as compared to other MDM solutions. That needs to be improved. A little bit more granularity should also be added""It should be easier to define policies and comply with those policies.""Intune does not provide real-time visibility.""They can improve their MAM policies a little bit more and make them more granular. They should include more granular group policies. They are there, but they need to be more granular. Its stability should also be improved. It is not very stable. Sometimes, it shows some inconsistencies across tenants.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "​It requires zero investment in infrastructure since it is 100% cloud.​"
  • "Fees are monthly and it's approximately $8 per user."
  • "Price is something for which we are always under pressure. If we have to look at the MaaS deployment, the price definitely has to come down. This is clearly one of the areas that we will have to work on, not only as a provider to our customers but also as a consumer of this service."
  • "I feel the pricing to be very high."
  • "MaaS360 is priced at a balance. It is not as expensive as AirWatch or Jamf and is not a cheap solution like a few of the local products."
  • "The licensing structure is broken down into levels, each with different functionalities available. Depending on your license, there may be additional fees for extra features."
  • "There are other solutions cheaper than IBM MaaS360, such as Microsoft Intune."
  • "The solution is expensive."
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  • "Consider the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite rather than choosing specific sub-components, e.g. only Microsoft Intune."
  • "There is a cost benefit of using Microsoft Intune because of the packaging with other Microsoft products."
  • "Microsoft Intune is a cost effective choice. It is less expensive than other products on the market."
  • "The purchase of the product was handled by someone else."
  • "I have no comment on pricing of the solution."
  • "The product is offered as part of a Microsoft standard bundle. The pricing can be competitive to Airwatch, and Maas360."
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our organization researched both Microsoft Intune and IBM MaaS360 when considering the type of endpoint security tool that we wanted. Ultimately we decided to choose IBM MaaS360 to secure and manage… more »
    Top Answer:We introduced the product as part of the SOC-2 requirement. The tool's most valuable features include keeping the operating system updated, tracking software inventory, controlling computer… more »
    Top Answer:IBM MaaS360 is cheaper compared to other alternatives. Others are at least three to six times costlier.
    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:Microsoft Intune is a great configuration management tool and has a lot of good things going for it. Here are some of the things I like about it Pros: Protected productivity: Intune gives you the… more »
    Top Answer: Microsoft Intune offers not only an easy-to-deploy data protection and productivity management solution, but also access to both Microsoft’s user community as well as around-the-clock customer… more »
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    Also Known As
    Fiberlink MaaS360, MaaS360
    Intune, MS Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
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    IBM MaaS360 is an EMM solution that allows you to configure devices for enterprise access and protect corporate data on smartphones and tablets – all from a single screen. As a robust integrated cloud platform, MaaS360 simplifies mobile device management (MDM) with visibility, rapid deployment, and control that spans across apps, mobile devices, and data. It also secures apps, laptops, smartphones, tablets, wearables, desktops, the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and data so you can rapidly scale your remote workforce and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives.

    IBM MaaS360 can help you build a zero-trust strategy with modern device management. Deployment is so fast that in just a few clicks, IT admins can start enrolling devices and quickly manage the entire mobile device lifecycle. They can do everything from enrollment to enterprise integration, support, configuration and management, monitoring and security, analytics, and reporting.

    IBM MaaS360 Features

    IBM MaaS360 has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Workforce management: Manage and secure any remote workforce in minutes with rapid deployment.
    • Information security: Support a safer way to access, create, sync, and edit all business documents on mobile devices.
    • Manage security risks: Provide users with seamless data access while remotely managing threats.
    • Secure access: Grant secure access to company resources from any mobile device, without a VPN.
    • Identity management and security: Integrate seamless identity and access management with United Endpoint Management.

    IBM MaaS360 Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing IBM MaaS360. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Provision, manage, and protect your devices from a single console.
    • Configure email, contacts, calendar, Wi-Fi, and VPN profiles over-the-air to quickly onboard users.
    • Experience launch day support for the latest mobile operating system releases for iOS, Android, and Windows.
    • Set and enforce security policies with automated compliance actions like requiring a device passcode and blocking a compromised device.
    • Use robust dashboards and reporting to manage both personal and corporate devices.
    • Increases security and compliance enforcement.
    • Easily integrates with your existing infrastructure.
    • Reduces cost of supporting mobile assets.
    • Enhances application and performance management.
    • Contains powerful management and security to address the entire mobility lifecycle.
    • Helps ensure better business continuity.
    • Increases productivity and employee satisfaction.
    • Simple and fast, with an exceptional customer experience.

    Reviews from Real Users

    MaaS360 stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its mobile device and laptop management, robust security, and complete sync with Active Directory. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Claudia G., a Cybersecurity Consultant at Telefónica, mentions, “My customers value the ability to control all their devices from a central point in IBM MaaS360. I rate IBM MaaS360 a nine out of ten.”

    Okoro A.., a CEO at a ITANDT Solutions Limited notes, “The most valuable features are mobile device management and security (which allows you to quarantine infected devices).”

    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:

    • Ensure devices and apps are compliant with your security requirements.
    • Rapidly deploy and authenticate apps on all company devices.
    • Remotely access devices to troubleshoot issues or to remove data from them.
    • Generate reports for all devices in the system.
    • Monitor the way users access and share information to protect company information.
    • Set rules and configure settings on personal and organization-owned devices to access data and networks.
    • Create user groups and device groups, allowing you to rapidly access many users and devices simultaneously.

    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:

    • Configure apps to run with specific settings enabled.
    • Update existing apps that are already on the device.
    • See reports on which apps are used and monitor their usage.
    • Selectively wipe organization data from apps.
    • Add mobile apps to user groups and devices.

    As part of Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, Intune integrates with Microsoft Entra ID 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."

    Sample Customers
    Bancroft, Garuda Indonesia
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Healthcare Company10%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Construction Company7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Educational Organization23%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise32%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    IBM MaaS360 is ranked 8th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 34 reviews while Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 163 reviews. IBM MaaS360 is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Intune is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM MaaS360 writes "It lets you separate work and personal data on mobile phones, but the interface is outdated and clunky". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "We can manage all aspects of our devices from a single console, easy to scale, and quick to deploy". IBM MaaS360 is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, SOTI MobiControl, IBM MobileFirst and Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM), whereas Microsoft Intune is most compared with Jamf Pro, VMware Workspace ONE, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, SOTI MobiControl and Google Cloud Identity. See our IBM MaaS360 vs. Microsoft Intune report.

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