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We performed a comparison between Jamf Pro and Sophos Mobile 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Jamf Pro vs. Sophos Mobile Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"Jamf has made it achievable for us to easily deploy & manage Apple devices anywhere in the world, without the need for hands-on assistance from IT staff.""Being able to easily deploy apps and patches to our client computers with minimal hands-on time from our techs has been huge.""Patch management and associated policies help us manage and update our fleet's software.""The fact that devices just need an internet connection [anywhere in the world] that allows them to check into the Jamf Software Server allows for identical management as if on campus or remote, has proven to be golden during the pandemic.""Configuration Profiles from Jamf Pro are awesome.""If you want to manage macOS devices in your enterprise and want to make it as easy for the user as well as for the administrators, you should use the DEP with Jamf Pro.""It is a great tool. Its ease of use is fantastic. It is very simple, and you don't really have a high learning curve with this.""I am most excited about a feature that is called User-Initialed Enrollment."

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"The most valuable feature is the mobile device management capability. You can easily manage all of your mobile devices.""In terms of valuable features, we liked the lock feature, the roll-out white feature, and the find feature. I think that Sophos had a GPS locator, so you could figure out where the phone was from a GPS location.""They always add more features to this product.""One of the most valuable features of Sophos Mobile is the Wifi password.""The security features work well."

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Cons
"Apple does block certain actions from happening or disallows Jamf from making certain changes.""One of the big areas in need of improvement is automated device naming for computers.""I am always complaining about the reporting side of things. I love how reporting lets us create custom reports, however, I also feel like it could use some updating.""An easier way to deploy Full OS upgrades would be a great start.""Jamf should give the option to download individual device policy logs, as this capability would really help to diagnose issues.""The on-going improvements & innovation that Jamf provides over time is something that needs to be maintained, as it is what is needed to fulfill a business & team need at the right time.""The response time for support could be significantly improved.""One feature or improvement that would be awesome is some sort of mobile app from Jamf that can be used to alert admins of custom alerts."

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"It could be more secure.""To manage the Apple devices is not that straightforward there are a lot of features the other third parties solutions are offering which Sophos Mobile is not.""In terms of what could be improved, the initial configuration and setup of the environment could probably be made a little bit easier. There are so many pieces that go into it. Intune is absolutely insane and Sophos is better, but it still is a bit complex to get it all set up correctly.""The features of Sophos Mobile could improve. The way the system works together could be better. Additionally, the integration with other Sophos products could improve.""They continue to work on integration with mobile device management and mobile security. They are improving the protection but I think that the capabilities still need to be enhanced."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "JumpStart looks a little bit pricey; however, it is worth every penny."
  • "This product is surely worth the cost of implementation."
  • "The cost of any licensing is certainly outweighed by the time saved from manually managing Apple devices."
  • "The price difference between Jamf Pro and VMware Workspace One is not very much, but when counting the cost of my time, Jamf Pro is clearly much better."
  • "Depending on how much support you require, it might make sense to add that to the licensing agreement."
  • "Cloud is worth the small increase in price, but make the switch before you need it, and not during a global pandemic."
  • "Licensing cost is dependent on the footprint and foreseen growth."
  • "The price of this solution is a bit high but it is worth the money for the features. There is an annual license for the use of this solution."
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  • "The licensing is paid on a yearly basis."
  • "Sophos Mobile is inexpensive."
  • "The licensing fees are paid based on a one-year or two-year subscription."
  • "Apple is starting to do beta testing with their own solutions and for much cheaper than Sophos Mobile's price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We have been able to keep our tech department lean and mean, maximizing our efficiency by utilizing Jamf to set up our iPads for us, rather than installing each app one at a time.
    Top Answer:Cloud is worth the small increase in price, but make the switch before you need it, and not during a global pandemic.
    Top Answer:Every once in a blue moon, we wind up with a rarely-seen superbug that takes support weeks to months to solve. The good news is that they are rare and not across the platform. Just us.
    Top Answer:In terms of what could be improved, the initial configuration and setup of the environment could probably be made a little bit easier. There are so many pieces that go into it. Intune is absolutely… more »
    Top Answer:On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Sophos Mobile a four. They need to make it easier. I've been in this industry for 30 years, so I'm not stupid by any manner of means. But like most IT personnel… more »
    Top Answer:One of the most valuable features of Sophos Mobile is the Wifi password.
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    Also Known As
    JAMF Software Casper Suite
    Mobile Control
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    Overview

    Jamf Pro is a mobile device management software designed to help organizations and businesses automate Apple device handling-related workflows and processes. It features zero-touch deployment that enables users to automatically enroll new Apple devices, and also configure and deploy these devices swiftly and efficiently. It comes with inventory management capabilities, Apple mobile device management features, and an enterprise app store. Jamf Pro also allows users to deploy and access their mobile apps licenses in bulk. When it comes to using the app store, end users don’t need to ask for assistance from helpdesk agents in order to download, install, and update applications.

    Jamf Pro Features

    Jamf Pro has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Zero-touch deployment
    • Management of Apple devices
    • Security for app devices
    • App Store for self-service enterprise
    • Smart targeting
    • Reports of inventory
    • Smart Groups
    • Preconfiguration of apps
    • App distribution
    • Mac imaging
    • Upgrades to app and OS
    • Management of IT inventory
    • Device enrollment (user initiated)
    • Purchasing & license management

    Jamf Pro Benefits
    There are many benefits to implementing Jamf Pro. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Deployment: Fully-customizable onboarding experience. Provision the perfect Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, all deployed seamlessly with the workflow of your choice.
    • Device management: Use configuration profiles, scripts, and policies to make your Apple devices function exactly as needed. Move beyond simple troubleshooting by automating management with patented Smart Groups technology. This is a powerful way to trigger real-time alerts and actions from inventory data.
    • Application management: Streamline app management with bulk purchasing and deployment. The solution integrates with Apple Business Manager and Apple School Manager, allowing you to assign apps to users or devices without Apple ID. Deploy apps from the App Store, B2B App Store, or your own in-house apps.
    • Apple device security: Protect Apple devices by leveraging native security features. Manage device settings and configurations, restrict malware and patch all of your Apple devices without user interaction.
    • Self-service access: Give your users access to a one-stop shop for trusted apps, company resources, and shortcuts for troubleshooting tasks like password resets.
    • Inventory: Automatically gather user, hardware, software, and security device data or customize inventory specifications. The dynamic Smart Groups feature keeps track of everything for you, including software versions and warranty expiration dates.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Jamf Pro stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Some of these include its app deployment, its easy installation, and the fact that it’s lightweight but powerful. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    An IT Support Specialist at Visby Medical writes, “The first most valuable feature I found was the ability to simply push out applications to devices, Mac or iPads/iPhones. It's as easy as procuring the licensing for the apps and then setting it to the volume purchasing back in Jamf.”

    Another reviewer, a Desktop Engineer at Kroger, notes, “The self-service portal to share scripts and other tasks that have extremely minimized the need for calls to our support teams, or even sharing the applications we package and allowing users to pick and choose what apps they need or want, instead of just blanket installing everything from our old environment.”

    Sophos Mobile is a Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and security solution that helps businesses spend less time and effort to manage and secure traditional and mobile endpoints. The only UEM solution that integrates natively with a leading next-gen endpoint security platform, Sophos Mobile supports management of Windows 10, macOS, iOS, and Android devices.

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    Sample Customers
    Xero, National Geographic, Oxford University, Via, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Fallon, Cabela's
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    Top Industries
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    Educational Organization28%
    Computer Software Company11%
    University11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization8%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise44%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Jamf Pro vs. Sophos Mobile
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Jamf Pro vs. Sophos Mobile and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Jamf Pro is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 46 reviews while Sophos Mobile is ranked 16th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 5 reviews. Jamf Pro is rated 9.6, while Sophos Mobile is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Jamf Pro writes "Helpful "lost" mode, ability to lock down devices, and enforces CIS recommendations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Mobile writes "Complicated setup, poor tech support but some solid features". Jamf Pro is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, ManageEngine Endpoint Central and Google Cloud Identity, whereas Sophos Mobile is most compared with Microsoft Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, SOTI MobiControl and IBM MaaS360. See our Jamf Pro vs. Sophos Mobile report.

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