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Updated on Apr 10, 2022

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

  • Ease of Deployment: Some Microsoft Intune users say the initial setup is straightforward, while others say it is complex. SOTI MobiControl users say that the initial setup is straightforward.
  • Features: Reviewers of both products are happy with their stability and scalability. Microsoft Intune users like the product’s Autopilot feature and say Microsoft Intune is easy to use and reliable. Several users mention that the solution’s reporting needs improvement.

    SOTI MobiControl users say it has robust security, device management, and remote access features. Several users would like to see better support for IOS devices.
  • Pricing: Some Microsoft Intune users feel that the price of the product is high, while others feel it is fair. SOTI MobiControl users feel that the price of the product is fair.
  • ROI: Reviewers of both products report seeing an ROI.
  • Service and Support: Some Microsoft Intune users say that the support is good, but some say it could improve. SOTI MobiControl reviewers are generally very satisfied with the level of support they receive.

Comparison Results: SOTI MobiControl is the winner in this comparison. It is easy to deploy, high performing, fairly priced, and has excellent customer support.

To learn more, read our detailed Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl Report (Updated: September 2023).
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"Stable solution at a good price.""The ability to manage devices with different sets of policies is most valuable.""Agile and easy to deploy MDM solution that covers the maximum number of policies. Stable, scalable, and with knowledgeable technical support.""It's easy to deploy a configuration or policy to a system, especially when you don't have Azure AD. Now we are talking to all these small and medium-sized customers who don't necessarily have an on-premise Windows Active Directory. If they have invested in Office 365 Premium, this functionality becomes available to them.""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 detail 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.""A great solution for anyone wanting a modern endpoint device management solution.""Intune provides full visibility into all active mobile device users. If their devices are noncompliant with our security policies, I have the flexibility to update them remotely.""If you need only to load a specific profile and you don't have deep security functionalities, et cetera, Intune is very nice and good."

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"It is very reliable, and their support is excellent.""The best feature is its compatibility with various device versions, such as Windows, making it work seamlessly.""The licensing is simple.""It is a scalable solution.""SOTI's most valuable feature has to be mobile device management and visibility through the main console. There's a central dashboard that you can use to monitor the devices and keep track of usage, battery consumption, and battery life.""The initial setup is straightforward.""The SOTI MobiControl Assist tool is very good for remote controlling devices for troubleshooting. SOTI MobiControl is very helpful.""The most valuable feature of SOTI MobiControl is the feature to control what software is on the equipment that is authorized."

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"The synchronization could be improved.""Intune's third-party patch management could be better. It should be easier for the average system admin to keep non-Microsoft applications updated.""One area for improvement is app deployment. Another is the Windows update rollout. If you're rolling out an object to a device that's offline, Intune stops trying to reach this device after it sits idle for a bit. We are forced to find a workaround that could help manage that.""In the past, I raised some tickets for the enhancement feature, which was missing in Intune.""The installation could be improved to be simplified.""The UI also needs improvements because it is complex for end-users. We have had feedback from a few users in our organization who found the UI is not feasible for tracking and analyzing all the processes and monitoring all the devices.""Onboarding of endpoint devices is not straightforward. The onboarding process was a little heavier than I thought it would be. That's the key improvement area. Obviously, the more control you have over the devices, the better it is.""The reports that are generated aren't so great. They don't give a lot of meaning so far, but that could be down to user knowledge than the actual reporting side of things. I'm not a big user of it, but I was a bigger user of MaaS360, and we used to be able to run weekly and monthly reports. In the case of any deviations. we'd get a warning immediately. That's not so easy to do or to get in place for Intune. This could be just a user issue, but when I compare both, that's the only thing that's lacking for me."

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"Companies like SOTI and Mobile Iron are working with Google to help them manage these devices and eliminate the use of bar code scanner sales and mobile device sales. That's kind of crazy.""They have legacy design architecture, and sometimes the support isn't helpful.""I wish that I had some more tutorials and educational resources on how to use the product.""I have used Microsoft Intune but it is more complicated than SOTI MobiControl.""Maybe if there were tiers, it would be better as then companies could lower the pricing by going to the lower deployment model.""I would like to see some SMS integration so people can send data directly from a mobile phone through SMS when there's no internet.""They could make it easier to configure. While setting it up from scratch, I find many networking issues, and I have to call our network people for them, but our network people don't understand. It's a nightmare to try to communicate to them that this port needs to be open, or this needs to be opened here or there. Networking people are very security conscious, and they're wary of doing anything. So, if you can't tell them exactly why they need to do something, they get really paranoid. SOTI could do a better job of making the configuration of their software easier to understand and more clear. The prerequisites should be clear. They should clearly specify what is required to get this software working. There should be a list of prerequisites that is easier to understand and trust.""Its user interface needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Microsoft Intune is moderately priced. There is a monthly license required to use the solution and it is approximately eight dollars per month."
  • "There is a license needed to use the solution and we are on an annual license."
  • "There is a license required to use this solution. However, it was part of a bundle package. Microsoft Intune is far less expensive than other solutions, such as Workspace ONE."
  • "No one can compete with Microsoft when it comes to price, and the features it is offering."
  • "It is reasonable. When you have Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 license, it is already licensed in that license. So, you could say it is free."
  • "Every customer used to purchase licenses based on their needs."
  • "Previously the price was $4 per month per user. Now it's $2.25 per user per month."
  • "It is not a cheap solution. The price for a device when you start using it at a large scale can be improved. It is covered under our enterprise agreement. We pay once a year. I am not aware of any additional costs."
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  • "SOTI is fairly priced. It's not super expensive. If you have a thousand devices that are licensed, it's going to start climbing up in price. Typically, it's like 25 bucks a seat for a year."
  • "We have annual licenses to use this solution."
  • "The price of this solution is high when you compare it with Microsoft Intune. This is mainly because Microsoft Intune is included with some packages, such as Microsoft Office 365. It makes it difficult to sell SOTI MobiControl because of the pricing against Microsoft Intune."
  • "The price is average. SOTI manages the price according to the type of client they have. I would rate the cost as five out of ten."
  • "It's a little bit expensive."
  • "There are additional costs if you want to use extra features."
  • "On a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price, I rate the pricing a five."
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    Questions from the Community
    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… 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 »
    Top Answer:I have experience with technical support. They are quite good. Also, they very quickly understand the issues and what are the requirements from my side. Response time is also good.
    Top Answer:On a scale of one to ten, where one is a low price, and ten is a high price, I rate the pricing a five.
    Top Answer:SOTI MobiControl needs to improve its geographic interface. The remote screen of the solution gets stuck at times. So, that needs to be improved. For future releases, my suggestion for improvement is… more »
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    Also Known As
    Intune, MS Intune, Microsoft Endpoint Manager
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    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 Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) 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."

    SOTI MobiControl, our award-winning mobility management solution provides the ability to securely manage mobile devices and connected peripherals, applications, content, and email. With MobiControl's advanced security and management features, businesses have granular control of how mobile devices are used for business, and how data is accessed to ensure sensitive corporate information is kept in authorized hands only.

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    Sample Customers
    Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
    Citizen Mexico, Sanctuary Housing, PENINSULA HOTELS, East Orange High School, Andrews Distributing, Amey Plc, American Airlines
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Educational Organization23%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Transportation Company18%
    Construction Company11%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl
    September 2023
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    Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 73 reviews while SOTI MobiControl is ranked 5th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 13 reviews. Microsoft Intune is rated 8.2, while SOTI MobiControl is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Enables you to use MDM to lock devices and push restrictions, but isn't as stable as other solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SOTI MobiControl writes "Their enterprise support is the best, and we get good visibility and control over our mobile devices". Microsoft Intune is most compared with Jamf Pro, VMware Workspace ONE, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, IBM MaaS360 and Google Cloud Identity, whereas SOTI MobiControl is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, 42Gears SureMDM, IBM MaaS360 and ManageEngine Endpoint Central. See our Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl report.

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