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Executive Summary
Updated on April 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: July 2022).
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Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl
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Pros
"For Windows services, there are multiple options within Intune to modernize it to be more internet-facing and dynamic.""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.""A great solution for anyone wanting a modern endpoint device management solution.""For the price, the features included with Microsoft are appealing.""The technical support of Microsoft Intune is good.""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.""The most valuable feature for us is the security, including risk analysis and patch management.""As the solution is a software as a service, the scalability is unlimited."

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"The installation is very straightforward.""It is very reliable, and their support is excellent.""The SOTI MobiControl Assist tool is very good for remote controlling devices for troubleshooting. SOTI MobiControl is very helpful.""The company's support is the best. That'd be the number one thing.""We can do auto patch updates using SOTI. SOTI has been well placed in terms of the number of endpoints it can handle.""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.""All features are useful. It is useful for preventing the use of unauthorized software on corporate-owned devices. It provides an option to lock the devices for unauthorized software. The devices can only be used under the supervision of the device manager.""The most valuable features are visibility and remote access."

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Cons
"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.""They could also make it easier to use because there are some other products that may be easier to use in terms of the look and feel of the dashboard.""We haven't really gone through all the features of Intune. We are just discovering them. Every day, we see a new feature that we want to apply, but what will be great for Intune is to be able to deploy apps in a simple fashion. We should be able to easily install various apps on the Windows platform, iOS, and Android. Currently, we have to write some scripts. It's not as straightforward as we would like it to be. It should be simplified so that we can do it just with three clicks—next, next, finish—without needing to write a script.""Technical support is not that great.""The main disadvantage seen today is regarding Linux clients. We have a lot of development resources that have Linux on their clients, and we can't manage them on the same platform, as we do with other clients such as macOS and Windows. So, it should have support for Linux clients. It should also have better support for macOS.""The synchronization could be improved.""Lacking in features such as Wi-Fi and network security.""The most important thing is reporting. They should improve their reporting. They should give a free hand to users. In SCCM, I can create my own reports. For example, in SCCM, I can create an inventory report for my PC or for all PCs, but in Intune, we don't have an option to create any report. Microsoft claims that Intune is a successor of SCCM, but SCCM is more powerful than Intune. So, they should develop Intune more and make it equivalent to SCCM. Then, their product will be great in the market."

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"In the next release, they should make it easier to migrate.""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.""The solution could use better reporting.""There is room for improvement when it comes to the ability to customize devices and choosing what information goes onto them.""The pricing policy of SOTI is not stable. You buy it today at one price, and the following year, it becomes something like 5% or 7% higher. From my point of view, SOTI is a little bit weak in terms of implementation on the new Windows 10 devices, and they have to work on this. It can't compete with Intune and other solutions when it comes to Windows implementation. It almost doesn't work with iOS. It works well with Android.""SOTI MobiControl could improve by being more user-friendly.""It would be helpful if the product offered more integration and more features around the iOS and macOS platforms.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of Intune is included with the license for Office 365, so we don't have to pay anything extra for it."
  • "The pricing for Microsoft Intune is reasonable. Our clients are satisfied."
  • "The price of Intune is often included as part of a bundle with other Microsoft licenses, which makes it somewhat cheaper."
  • "Licensing depends on how you are providing support to your enterprise, whether it's device-based or user-based."
  • "We work with the subscription rather than a server license. I think it's economical this way because we don't have to have a server license for that, and I think that works in our favor."
  • "Pricing can be improved."
  • "The price could be better."
  • "Most of our clients come to us with licensing already in place. On average, it costs $6 per device per month to add Intune to an Office 365 subscription, but I am not sure."
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  • "There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "Its pricing policy is not stable. The licensing is on a one-yearly, two-yearly, or three-yearly basis. There is no monthly fee."
  • "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."
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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 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: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:The company's support is the best. That'd be the number one thing.
    Top Answer: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… more »
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    Overview

    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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    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company6%
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    Retailer14%
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    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
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    Midsize Enterprise18%
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    Midsize Enterprise20%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl
    July 2022
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    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 71 reviews while SOTI MobiControl is ranked 8th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 10 reviews. Microsoft Intune is rated 8.0, while SOTI MobiControl is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Microsoft Intune writes "Unified endpoint management that has the flexibility of stand-alone components". 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 VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Google Cloud Identity and Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM), whereas SOTI MobiControl is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, IBM MaaS360, Jamf Pro, 42Gears SureMDM and ManageEngine Desktop Central. See our Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl report.

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