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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the tracking of the devices.""VMware Workspace ONE is scalable.""We've found the solution to be easy to use.""The most valuable features of VMware Workspace ONE are security and having support for all the latest features that are coming out from Apple. They're pretty fast at adopting new features. This is one of the most vital aspects of mobile device management systems.""The feature with the highest rating for me is its employee management. I can also praise how versatile it is in terms of operating systems. It has good support for multiple operating systems and can easily manage them all. Not just that, but it can also support any kind of tool that can be run on all these operating systems.""The contained browser is a good feature.""It is like any other mobile solution. It gives us the ability to control remotely, and that is what we like. We can wipe out and deploy remotely.""The most valuable feature is the security policies."

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"I haven't faced any inconveniences working with this solution. It is very easy to use.""The most valuable features of the VMware Workstation solutions are the ESXi and vCenter.""The most valuable features of VMware Workstation are the speed of access and quality of upgrade. Those are the more important and pertinent aspects as far as we were concerned. Functionality and features were relevant for the customers. What a customer chose, we had to make sure that it operated.""The technical support is good.""Great at solving connection problems.""Because the setup is so easy, this is a solution that can be used at a moment's notice.""It is much more mature compared to Nutanix or SimpliVity when it's cross-platform based.""The performance is good."

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Cons
"The SaaS environment is not very responsive at times, so the performance can be improved in that regard.""This product makes use of SAML across the board, which has seven known security flaws. It would be good if the company created a way to protect against SAML flaws. One way would be to integrate a firewall server or an endpoint out in the cloud with which you could establish trust. If you knew nothing about SAML and you did some Google searches about what SAML is, what are the flaws, and what are the known vulnerabilities, eventually, you'll find that there are seven flaws. There are two methods that you can use to solve those seven problems. They essentially involve putting a firewall or putting rules, such as access controls, so that anybody in the world can't just come in, authenticate, and either be a good guy or be someone trying to knock on my door and get into my house. If I could eliminate that, it would be awesome.""I prefer to work with Jamf Pro because it is more specific to working with the iPad features.""From an identity perspective, there is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to integration with other solutions. I would say it needs more capabilities in terms of direct integrations, including cloud identity solution integrations.""There should be better compatibility with Linux devices.""Security aspects such as data loss prevention could be improved.""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.""Patching, fixing, and training for VMware Workspace ONE are areas that need to be improved."

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"The GUI interface could be improved.""My experience with Workstation is limited, so I don't know all the functionalities of this tool. Maybe Workstation could add some more compatibility with other vendors.""VMware Workstation could improve the export and import of virtual machines.""The price of VMware Workstation could improve.""The interface is a little wonky and needs to be improved.""Installing VMware Workstation isn't so easy. It's highly complex compared to Windows. I rate it four out of 10 for ease of installation. Setting up a remote desktop only takes a minute or so, but the Workstation itself takes some time.""The big issue that we've always had with VMware, was the disparity between what was presented for a Windows-based client and a Linux-based client. The Windows client was always two or three releases ahead of the Linux client. We always wanted VMware to change and improve the feature sets between the client connector on Linux and on Windows.""I would want to see features included that make deployment easier."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Licensing costs are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "The licensing costs are cheap. I pay approximately $100 per year."
  • "The cost differs depending on the customer's requirement."
  • "VMware Workstation has a high price than competitors in the market."
  • "With a VDI solution, there is always extra cost running a VDI solution but it's not for cost purposes anymore. In the beginning, it was to save money on hardware but at the moment it's other aspects that are more important why you should use a VDI solution."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on an annual basis."
  • "The price of the solution per workstation is approximately 200 Francs annually. We pay a total of 800 francs. Everything is included in the price such as the support."
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    Also Known As
    VMware AirWatch
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    Overview

    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."

    VMware Workstation transforms the way technical professionals develop, test, demonstrate and deploy software by running multiple x86-based operating systems simultaneously on the same PC. Built on 15 years of virtualization excellence and winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation takes desktop virtualization to the next level by giving users an unmatched operating system support, rich user experience and incredible performance.
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    Sample Customers
    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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    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Hospitality Company7%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Government15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Construction Company15%
    Computer Software Company15%
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    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization7%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
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    VMware Workspace ONE is ranked 2nd in UEM (Unified Endpoint Management) with 36 reviews while VMware Workstation is ranked 1st in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with 14 reviews. VMware Workspace ONE is rated 8.0, while VMware Workstation is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of VMware Workspace ONE writes "A straightforward setup with a good set of features and very good documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Workstation writes "Easy to use, powerful virtualization capabilities, and good performance". VMware Workspace ONE is most compared with Microsoft Intune, Jamf Pro, VMware Horizon, SOTI MobiControl and Google Cloud Identity, whereas VMware Workstation is most compared with Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, KVM, Oracle VM VirtualBox and Parallels Desktop.

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