ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs VMware Workspace ONE comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Microsoft Intune
Ranking in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
Ranking in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Configuration Management (3rd), Remote Access (4th), Microsoft Security Suite (3rd)
ManageEngine Endpoint Central
Ranking in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
Ranking in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Client Desktop Management (1st)
VMware Workspace ONE
Ranking in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
Ranking in Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
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Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) category, the mindshare of Microsoft Intune is 40.8%, down from 44.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of ManageEngine Endpoint Central is 14.6%, up from 14.0% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of VMware Workspace ONE is 19.2%, down from 26.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Unified Endpoint Management (UEM)
Unique Categories:
Configuration Management
Remote Access
Client Desktop Management
Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)

Featured Reviews

Dec 4, 2022
Helps us seamlessly handle all devices remotely, increasing our productivity significantly
All the features are good. It has the ability to handle mobile device management and all your security infrastructure. But one of the best features is Windows Autopilot because if you change any of your devices, whatever security policies and compliance policies that applied can be easily migrated to the new devices. Windows Autopilot gives you that flexibility. You just turn on the new machine and synchronize it and Windows Autopilot does the rest. It provides centralized administration of all our mobile devices for updates, security, patch management, and upgrades. Also, because our team is spread out and there are users who work remotely, if their devices are stolen, damaged, or lost, we can wipe their data at our end so that there won't be any data loss. There might be useful information about our organization on the device. Because we can easily wipe their data, no third party can access that data. In addition, it is easy to roll out policies and configurations to N number of devices.
Gabriel Clement - PeerSpot reviewer
May 16, 2024
Good for patch server management
For Endpoint Central, as an end-user system, we set automatic deployment from Friday. If, for any reason, there are instances that are missed, we check every day from 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM. We don't need to submit automatic deployment, so it's still part of my deployment process. We set up a test server. Once we are okay with the patch that they need to test, they approve it, and then it applies to production. We used Microsoft. So, for asset processing reports and things like that, we had to move to ManageEngine. They changed the name to Endpoint Central. So, it's like that in terms of being much better and having more functionality as a product.
RobJen - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 1, 2024
A highly scalable product that provides seamless integration with third-party tools and improves remote workforce support
All the features, including Web, Android, and iOS Management, are valuable. Workspace ONE Intelligence is also a valuable tool. The streamlining of device management tasks is incorporated into the tool. We do not have to do much. The product has fully automated features that help people do tasks…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The policy and compliance monitoring of devices and the software deployment are most valuable."
"It is a very stable and scalable cloud-only solution."
"I like how Microsoft Intune lets me lock down the email profile and make it accessible only on certain devices."
"The solution is easy to use."
"One of the most valuable aspects of Microsoft Intune is its seamless integration with Azure Active Directory, offering capabilities akin to Group Policy Objects."
"The most valuable features in Microsoft Intune for me are application deployment, Defender deployment, and asset management."
"We are using the mobile feature, and we are also using MDM to lock the devices, to push restrictions, et cetera"
"The stability of Microsoft Intune is good."
"Very good, functional solution for endpoint management."
"The most valuable feature of ManageEngine Endpoint Central is the central management console. Additionally, inventory tracking is helpful for knowing where our assets are."
"Its cross-platform capabilities and the ability to do both OS-level patching and third-party patching are valuable. It is difficult to find a software product that will do all that for you out of the box, and you don't have to do any configuration other than your initial setup. Once you do that, there is a very minimalistic approach to getting it operational. You can have it up and running within a 20-minute time span."
"ManageEngine Desktop Central has greatly improved our organization by utilizing Service Desk Plus to monitor and keep track of issues that our end users report to our Help Desk Department. We also have written in the ode of our company's software to notify Support if an end-user experience an issue and does not report it."
"The most valuable in Desktop Central is the way it is tightly coupled with the rest of the modules and the entire gamut of ManageEngine."
"The initial setup is easy."
"The initial setup process is good."
"What is great about the patch management solution, is that it patches OS, applications, browsers, plug-ins, and firmware updates."
"Among the most important improvements is the ability to set up different groups with different deployment policies."
"People who want to adopt this solution may be thinking about it from the end-user's perspective, but this solution is also very friendly for the people who manage it. It's administration-friendly."
"The most valuable feature of VMware Workspace ONE is its reliability."
"If an end-user has an issue with a device, the administration has the ability to remote access the device after approval from the end-user."
"The solution's single plane of glass approach is beneficial. The endpoint management is very good and specific. One of their competitors is Intune, and you have leaks from other services within the Microsoft ecosystem."
"The most valuable feature of VMware Workspace ONE is the support for multiple devices. Not only iOS, and Android, but all kinds of platforms, including VR device management. Additionally, it has a tunneling feature, which no other solution provides. Other solutions have to integrate with other tools to have this functionality, whereas VMware Workspace ONE has its own application gateway tunnel."
"We find it to be reliable."
"The most valuable feature depends on the use case of the clients. However, one feature I like is the Kiosk Mode. In the Kiosk Mode in most cases, the clients only can make available one application developed by the solution and permit the employee or the final client to use only this one application for interaction. This provides a security control layer limiting only one application functionally."


"We only have major classifications for iOS and Android, but there are different brands that have different cycles of updates. If they can fine-tune it to make it more brand-specific, that would be even better."
"There's quite a lot of development that they can do within their Intune dashboard. I think there are too many lines hyperlinked to move you around. Others, in contrast, give you a simple dashboard and an intuitive administrative walkthrough."
"It should be easier to define policies and comply with those policies."
"The mobile and tablet-based versions need improvement because they are not completely user-friendly, compared to the web version. Also, data synchronization with our existing asset manager, the synchronization between multiple assets and multiple devices, takes a lot of time due to the security scanning. It should be reduced."
"Reporting in Microsoft solutions is pathetic. With Intune, I'm getting a free inventory tool, but I don't get a reporting tool. When I go to Intune, I can see one machine's entire data in terms of the hardware and the software running on it, but I cannot generate a report for all the machines in the organization. The reporting is the only feature holding back the functionality that is already there."
"The pricing could be improved."
"It would really be helpful to have the option to manage server operating systems as well, like Windows Server, at least. That way, we could scrap the use of SCCM, which requires a lot of on-premises infrastructure."
"The feature that allows us to import the business application from the configuration manager to Intune is not very good at this time."
"The reporting analytics could improve in ManageEngine Desktop Central. However, there are some third-party add-ins or modules you can purchase to do reporting analytics."
"There are occasional glitches."
"In relation to ManageEngine Endpoint Central, ManageEngine NGAV seems to be completely useless right now."
"We would like to see options for deploying Microsoft 365 accounts into Outlook. For now we only can use it to deploy exchange accounts. Also we would like to see an option do decline Windows 7 ESU patches in a bulk."
"ManageEngine Endpoint Central’s scalability could be improved."
"I really feel like asset explorer should be a component of desktop central. That would make it the ultimate desktop management tool. This would also simplify the asset management role since an agent is already being deployed and assets could be added at the same time."
"The MDM feature isn't very good. It doesn't support Amazon vendors."
"The product must provide more API integrations with different ERP tools."
"Security aspects such as data loss prevention could be improved."
"I would like to see more service notifications."
"The portal is not user-friendly."
"Setup is not too complex."
"VMware Workspace ONE for the new users or the new clients that they try to procure and learn it, there can have difficulties. It does not have user-friendly portals. The portal seems to be more user-friendly in Microsoft solutions."
"The location service could improve and more integration with other devices, such as Android enterprise and Apple devices."
"We'd like to see a better connection to Microsoft Azure and a better connection with Check Point."
"VMware Workspace ONE should allow certain common settings and restrictions across multiple operating systems."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"We have the business premium licenses for the solution."
"We use Defender ATP and E5 licenses."
"The price is very reasonable."
"If you're ever going to buy an Office 365 environment, then pricing is reasonable given all that it does, but if you're not, then you might find the pricing expensive."
"Microsoft Intune is a cost effective choice. It is less expensive than other products on the market."
"The pricing is challenging. Microsoft needs to pay some attention to it. It is good for big enterprises, but I'm not sure that small and medium-sized organizations can adopt it."
"Our enterprise agreement includes Microsoft Intune at no additional cost."
"Its price is in the medium range. It is acceptable because you're paying for the features. I am not aware of any additional costs."
"Could provide more services on the standard license"
"There are multiple flavors of the app. They have a distributed version for enterprises. It depends on your size. They price it on a per machine basis. 250 or 500 is probably their least amount."
"I have been using the free version and am in the stage where I have to decide if I will proceed with the paid license, or instead choose another product."
"The product is not costly. The product is properly priced, especially for SMBs."
"The initial purchase was around $6,000 or $7,000. We most probably are not on an annual subscription. We bought it, and then we pay for the maintenance. I'm not 100% sure how that's working out."
"Affordable for any customer."
"The product is not expensive."
"We pay about $250 a year for our license."
"If you purchase it for one year, it is very expensive. If you get it for three years or up to five years, then you can bargain a better price."
"All licenses from VMware are only yearly. They start with a yearly license and look for a three-year commitment and yearly PO."
"For most of the projects, we use the standard license but for complex ones, we use the older type of processes, integrations, and licenses inside the solution."
"Depending on the requirements of users, there is a need to make yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to the product."
"VMware Workspace ONE has a yearly license. You have to buy the license for one year at a time."
"The price of VMware Workspace ONE is expensive. However, for the features that are provided, the price is reasonable. There is a subscription to use the solution."
"VMware Workspace ONE is expensive."
"We are paying about $145,000 a year on a three-year subscription with no ability to scale up or scale down within that class model."
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Questions from the Community

How does Microsoft Intune compare with VMware Workspace One?
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What are the pros and cons of Microsoft Intune?
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How to choose between ManageEngine Desktop Central and Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (formerly SCCM)?
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What do you like most about ManageEngine Endpoint Central?
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How does VMware Workspace One compare with VMware Horizon 7?
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What do you like most about VMware Workspace ONE?
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for VMware Workspace ONE?
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Also Known As

Intune, MS Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
ManageEngine Desktop Central, Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
VMware AirWatch



Sample Customers

Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Strathallan School, BMI Healthcare, Comercial Kywi, First Priority Federal Credit Union, Gerab National Enterprises
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
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