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We performed a comparison between ManageEngine Endpoint Central and VMware Workspace ONE 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 ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs. VMware Workspace ONE Report (Updated: November 2022).
657,849 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Has good functionality and is user-friendly.""ManageEngine Desktop Central's most valuable features are remote desktop control and image management. We can send things out from the desk here, it is a very good tool for us.""The centralized control of all of our Windows hardware that this solution offers has been most valuable to our organization.""The patch management aspect of the solution is the most valuable part for us.""The mobile functionality is very easy.""Identification of gaps and filling the gaps with updates are most valuable. We are able to identify known updates or missing updates and then update.""We can scale the product.""ManageEngine Desktop Central is stable."

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"You can put all your applications on a mobile device, be it a phone or tablet. It is secure and easy to use. Because it is centrally managed, you don't have to do any configuration on the phone. I just got the phone and connected to the central applications. I just downloaded one thing and everything got rolled out. Email, calendar, and other things were deployed centrally. If you don't have AirWatch, you have to configure your phone manually. For example, you need to deploy and configure your email manually and then synchronize everything. It is much simpler when a mobile device is centrally managed.""It has all of the features that we need to use and that we want to use.""The most valuable feature is the security policies.""The contained browser is a good feature.""We've found the solution to be easy to use.""Remote management is most valuable. It allows you to manage multiple types of devices. It is not just limited to laptops or desktops. You can also manage IoT devices. If a device is lost or stolen, you can easily take control of the device without letting any information get leaked.""The location and remote management services are the most valuable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the multi-platform support."

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Cons
"I would like to have the option to install the agent remotely.""Its licensing should be improved.""ManageEngine Desktop Central is very limited. When you scan your system, it will only recognize Microsoft Windows Defender and BitLocker.""The pricing is lower than other well-respected solutions in this category.""The pricing could be a bit better.""ManageEngine could be improved by giving customers an option to perform certain actions proactively. Since I was a consultant, I worked on different products and some had advantages over ManageEngine. For example, proactive remediation—you want to proactively check something on the computers and run the script. In ManageEngine, you have the option to run the script, but Intune has the option to do so proactively. ManageEngine doesn't have this. You should have the option to act proactively, not just going ahead and fixing it once it's done. Proactive remediation should be a feature.""The team should work on improving the stability, particularly with massive patches deployment, clients are not 100% getting patches and the information provided by the system does not help; more detailed report would be very useful.""The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions."

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"VMware Workspace ONE platform offers support for Mac Books and we see that there is some room for improvement in that area versus all the products out there.""The initial setup is a bit 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.""Integration with Microsoft needs improvement. There are some dependencies with Microsoft that aren't 100% yet, for example: compliance synchronization.""The pricing could always be better.""We'd like more useful support.""They do have a good integration, but there is a long way to go as far as integration is concerned. They need to integrate with the cloud solutions a little bit more. We are looking for Azure integration.""Its performance is quite good on Apple phones or even mid-range phones. If you install an AirWatch on a phone that is not too powerful, you will have performance issues. That's only because the phone is not too powerful, and there is not enough memory, etc. They could do a lighter version for a less powerful phone. It would also be useful for very small companies that don't want to spend money on expensive phones. Having said that, I don't think that is their target market. If their target market is enterprise, all enterprises perhaps have an agreement with Google or Apple, and they would get a phone that has already been tested, and they know that AirWatch will work on that phone."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "We pay about $250 a year for our license."
  • "The solution is very affordable."
  • "We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."
  • "The pricing is very low, compared to other products. Compared to Intune or SCCM, it's much less. I can say it's a good product for less of a price."
  • "Affordable for any customer."
  • "Could provide more services on the standard license"
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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  • "VMware Workspace ONE is not cheap; it's quite expensive. However, in the end, they gave us a reasonable price."
  • "If you have a host of custom requirements (including licensing), make sure to set aside enough time for the initial setup because it can take up to a few weeks depending on how complex your environment is."
  • "I think that the price is reasonable."
  • "Pricing is an area that could be improved."
  • "Its pricing was okay for our company."
  • "It's an expensive tool."
  • "The solution runs at roughly around $36/user for a year."
  • "It is quite expensive, but I think large companies have agreements with these organizations that provide remote monitoring for phones, and they get massive discounts. The public price does not reflect what they pay. You won't get the same pricing if you're buying for 10 employees versus 1,000 employees. On the public price, you get perhaps a 10% discount, but if you're buying 1,000, the discount could be really massive, especially if you signed a contract for a number of years."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:ManageEngine Desktop Central is very easy to set up, is scalable, stable, and also has very good patch management. What I like most about ManageEngine is that I can log on to every PC very easily and… more »
    Top Answer:The pricing of the solution could be better. The solution should be better at integrating with other solutions. Right now, it's not the best.
    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:VMware Workspace One has a powerful set of helpful features. The solution offers very good documentation, the initial setup is easy, and the product is very stable and reliable. I think the fact that… more »
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    Also Known As
    ManageEngine Desktop Central, Desktop Central, ManageEngine Desktop Management MSP
    VMware AirWatch
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    Overview

    Endpoint Central (formerly Desktop Central) is a unified endpoint management and security solution that helps in managing servers, laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets from a central location. It's a modern take on desktop management that can be scaled as per organizational needs.

    Endpoint Central augments a traditional desktop management service, offering more depth and customization. Automate regular endpoint management routines like installing patches, deploying software, imaging and deploying OS. In addition, it also lets you manage assets & software licenses, monitor software usage statistics, manage USB device usage, take control of remote desktops, and more. As a desktop manager, Endpoint Central supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. Manage your mobile devices to deploy profiles and policies, configure devices for Wifi, VPN, email accounts, etc. Apply restrictions on application installs, camera usage, browser and secure your devices by enabling passcode, remote lock/wipe, etc. Manage all your iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets from a single console.

    VMware Workspace ONE is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform that delivers any app on any device. It integrates access control, multi-platform endpoint management, and application management. With the VMware Workspace ONE platform, IT teams can deliver a digital workspace that includes the devices and apps of the company’s choice, but with security and control.

    VMware Workspace ONE is available:

    • As a cloud service
    • On-premises
    • Hybrid

    VMware Workspace ONE Key Features

    • Simple app authentication: VMware Workspace ONE allows end-users to have password-less single sign-on, giving them access to virtually any app (mobile apps, web apps, cloud apps, and Windows apps).

    • Unified Endpoint Management options: VMware Workspace ONE aims to support all devices, offering convenience, access, security, and management that will work for any business.

    • Conditional access: VMware Workspace ONE provides a powerful policy engine to help you make dynamic decisions regarding end-user access rights and to protect sensitive information.

    • Automated app management: With VMware Workspace ONE the application delivery process can be automated, which improves security and compliance. Software packages can be automatically installed, updated, and removed, and automated workflows can also be created.

    VMware Workspace ONE Benefits

    Some of the benefits of using VMware Workspace ONE include:

    • Less IT intervention necessary: Because VMware Workspace ONE has simple app authentication, end-users can help themselves by selecting the applications they need rather than having IT intervene.

    • Smoother employee onboarding: Transform employee onboarding by enabling self-service access to the apps your end-users need to complete their job duties.

    • Compliance: VMware Workspace ONE helps end-users reach compliance by using advanced device restrictions.

    • Real-time visibility: You can have real-time visibility with application, device, and console events that provide detailed information for system monitoring. You can also view logs in the console or export pre-defined reports.

    Workspace ONE Components

    • Workspace ONE Access
    • Workspace ONE UEM
    • VMware Workspace ONE® Intelligence
    • VMware Unified Access Gateway
    • Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below is some feedback from our PeerSpot users who are currently using the solution:

    PeerSpot user Patrick B., Cybersecurity Architect at a tech services company, says, "Its UI is extremely easy to use whether you're an advanced user or a novice user. When I first opened it up and had to learn the product, I was easily a novice. By the end of the third month, I was digging into the backend of the system and using it as a highly advanced user to accomplish what I needed to accomplish, and I was able to do it through the UI mostly."

    Roshan T., Partner Manager North America at a tech company, mentions how satisfied he is with the product, saying, "You can put all your applications on a mobile device, be it a phone or tablet. It is secure and easy to use. Because it is centrally managed, you don't have to do any configuration on the phone. I just got the phone and connected to the central applications. I just downloaded one thing and everything got rolled out. Email, calendar, and other things were deployed centrally. If you don't have AirWatch, you have to configure your phone manually. For example, you need to deploy and configure your email manually and then synchronize everything. It is much simpler when a mobile device is centrally managed."

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    Sample Customers
    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
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs. VMware Workspace ONE
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs. VMware Workspace ONE and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    ManageEngine Endpoint Central is ranked 4th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 25 reviews while VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 36 reviews. ManageEngine Endpoint Central is rated 8.0, while VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Endpoint Central writes "Useful for patching and software deployment, but needs a proactive remediation feature ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workspace ONE writes "A straightforward setup with a good set of features and very good documentation". ManageEngine Endpoint Central is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, Jamf Pro and Symantec Client Management Suite, whereas VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, VMware Horizon, SOTI MobiControl and Citrix Workspace. See our ManageEngine Endpoint Central vs. VMware Workspace ONE report.

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