+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, [MDM] Profile Manager vs Cloud Solution in Technical; Please can someone give me the pro's and cons of each!...
  1. #1
    SovietRussia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Powys, Wales
    Posts
    637
    Thank Post
    70
    Thanked 143 Times in 110 Posts
    Rep Power
    46

    [MDM] Profile Manager vs Cloud Solution

    Please can someone give me the pro's and cons of each!

  2. #2

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    kidderminster
    Posts
    119
    Thank Post
    27
    Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Profile Manager

    Pro's...... Cheap and runs on nearly any Mac

    Cons......Requires lots of ports open and despite what people will tell you on here does not integrate Apple Volume Purchase Program, you will need a signed cert from a CA to use ML Server properly. Lastly ML Server has major limits on the number of devices it can support go beyond 200 devices and it starts to suffer.

    MDM Cloud Solution (Lightspeed)

    Pros...Web based so you can manage them from anywhere with internet access, far more scalable, easy to administer and depending on the vendor you go with allows you to easily create class groups of iPads with default sets of apps.

    Cons....Uses subscription based software model so you have to you renew them

  3. #3
    SovietRussia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Powys, Wales
    Posts
    637
    Thank Post
    70
    Thanked 143 Times in 110 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by Sean-OC04 View Post
    Profile Manager

    Pro's...... Cheap and runs on nearly any Mac

    Cons......Requires lots of ports open and despite what people will tell you on here does not integrate Apple Volume Purchase Program, you will need a signed cert from a CA to use ML Server properly. Lastly ML Server has major limits on the number of devices it can support go beyond 200 devices and it starts to suffer.

    MDM Cloud Solution (Lightspeed)

    Pros...Web based so you can manage them from anywhere with internet access, far more scalable, easy to administer and depending on the vendor you go with allows you to easily create class groups of iPads with default sets of apps.

    Cons....Uses subscription based software model so you have to you renew them
    Cheers! Very informative! Were trying out Profile Manager at the moment, and its pants. It wont send the payloads to the devices, even after opening ports. Its a bit of a nightmare!

  4. #4

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,817
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,034 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    Cheers! Very informative! Were trying out Profile Manager at the moment, and its pants. It wont send the payloads to the devices, even after opening ports. Its a bit of a nightmare!
    Look at the Meraki MDM its pretty good and free

  5. #5
    SovietRussia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Powys, Wales
    Posts
    637
    Thank Post
    70
    Thanked 143 Times in 110 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Look at the Meraki MDM its pretty good and free
    Already have done, i've been to a few webinars and such about SM and iOS Deployment. But were looking for a on-premises solution.

  6. #6

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,817
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,034 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    Already have done, i've been to a few webinars and such about SM and iOS Deployment. But were looking for a on-premises solution.
    Any particular reason? You still have to download the apps from the internet...

    One of my clients has just purchased this - http://www.absolute.com/en/products/absolute-manage

    Although at the cost of a lot I believe.
    Last edited by glennda; 22nd March 2013 at 12:08 PM.

  7. #7
    SovietRussia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Powys, Wales
    Posts
    637
    Thank Post
    70
    Thanked 143 Times in 110 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Any particular reason? You still have to download the apps from the internet...

    One of my clients has just purchased this - Absolute Manage | Absolute Software

    Although at the cost of a lot I believe.
    Not really sure of the reason, it goes above me. :P Meraki is a serious piece of kit though, I love its ease of use and ability to VPP, If Profile Manager does not wake up and start to do what I want it to do (Actually working might be good), then Meraki is the way we will most likely be going.
    Last edited by SovietRussia; 22nd March 2013 at 12:34 PM.

  8. #8

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,817
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,034 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by SovietRussia View Post
    Not really sure of the reason, it goes above me. :P Meraki is a serious piece of kit though, I love its ease of use and ability to VPP, If Profile Manager does not wake up and start to do what I want it to do (Actually work might be good), then Meraki is the way we will most likely be going.
    If its a security concern you can tie down the access to the Meraki dashboard in a variety of ways - via IP or setup Google Authenticator which is free and can essentially do the equivilent of RSA keys.

  9. #9

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,817
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,138 Times in 1,034 Posts
    Rep Power
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by SRMDM View Post
    This resource might be useful in looking for on premise MDM solutions. Its a free MDM guide that outlines 24 of the top MDM solutions providers. It provider summaries of features and capabilities for each provider from a very neutral approach. How it helps and best of luck.

    Get a Free 2012 Buyers Guide for Mobile Device Management (MDM)
    As you keep posting this would you send me a copy so I don't have to sign up?

  10. Thanks to glennda from:

    SovietRussia (22nd March 2013)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. MDM/Profile Manager Problems
    By mezmerrick in forum Mac
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 13th September 2012, 02:10 PM
  2. Roaming profile folder vs the local who wins?
    By Zer0kbps in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th August 2009, 06:31 PM
  3. Move from Roaming profiles to less hungry profile management
    By ranj in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 24th July 2009, 12:39 PM
  4. SIMS Profile Manager - Comments lose focus
    By Willott in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 6th July 2009, 09:52 AM
  5. Manager / Technician Communication Solution
    By sqdge in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 14th June 2007, 03:45 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •