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.
Comparison Results: SOTI MobiControl is the winner in this comparison. It is easy to deploy, high performing, fairly priced, and has excellent customer 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."
"We have found the solution is capable of scaling."
"The key benefit of Intune is its integration with the Microsoft ecosystem."
"The ability to manage devices with different sets of policies is most valuable."
"It's easy to manage and easy to configure."
"The most valuable features are the ones that make sure that the deployment is of a standard operating system and the Zero Touch deployment, which is very useful. This allows users to have an out of box experience."
"One of the main features of the solution is it allows the management of many devices in different ways."
"I believe that the solution is actually in Gartner's top quadrant at the moment for mobile device management."
"The ease of access was awesome. The guys helping us out were pretty fluent in the product. I currently have two devices in a dashboard that we're testing, but the solution that they have is awesome. I like that it's a cloud-based based solution, and I think there will be some significant cost savings."
"The company's support is the best. That'd be the number one thing."
"The most valuable feature of SOTI MobiControl is the feature to control what software is on the equipment that is authorized."
"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 most valuable features are remote control, remote monitoring of the mobile phone data, GPS localization, automobile network management, identity management, speaker logging, and remote management of mobile content."
"The SOTI MobiControl Assist tool is very good for remote controlling devices for troubleshooting. SOTI MobiControl is very helpful."
"The keywords menu is better than other MDM. They have an Out of Contact policy, which other MDMs don't have."
"It is very reliable, and their support is excellent."
"There are a lot of small use cases where we realized that some technical solution was missing in Microsoft in comparison to other products. For example, it lacks something similar to sensing or location-based rules and configurations."
"I'd like some more reporting so that I don't have to delve into PowerShell and I can pull more of the local device information such as memory, apps installed, etc. It would be nice to be able to see the apps that are present there but might not be managed. For example, if they installed 7Zip, it could report that back via an installed program or feature to see what was currently installed."
"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."
"It's only good for a Microsoft environment."
"It would be nice to have a location tracker for the mobile device management tool. I'm not sure if it exists but hasn't been configured or if it's missing, but we've been unable to utilize the location features."
"The solution could be improved by the opportunity to connect third-party application databases, such as Chocolatey or another setup store, to Intune."
"Microsoft Intune could improve by being more user-friendly and having it geared toward device management. The graphic interface is not very good."
"The solution could improve by having better integration with Apple."
"I wish that I had some more tutorials and educational resources on how to use the product."
"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."
"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."
"I have used Microsoft Intune but it is more complicated than SOTI MobiControl."
"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."
"SOTI MobiControl could improve by being more user-friendly."
"They have legacy design architecture, and sometimes the support isn't helpful."
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:
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:
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.
Microsoft Intune is ranked 1st in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 76 reviews while SOTI MobiControl is ranked 6th in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) with 8 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 VMware Workspace ONE, Jamf Pro, ManageEngine Endpoint Central, IBM MaaS360 and MobileIron UEM, whereas SOTI MobiControl is most compared with VMware Workspace ONE, IBM MaaS360, Jamf Pro, 42Gears SureMDM and ManageEngine Endpoint Central. See our Microsoft Intune vs. SOTI MobiControl report.
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