Kandji Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Kandji

Apple device management (MDM) for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS

5.0/5 (16 reviews)

Kandji overview

What is Kandji?

Kandji is an MDM solution for IT teams at businesses that run on Apple.

We work with Apple Business Manager to automate device deployment so new employees can use pre-configured devices right out of the box.

The only MDM with a pre-built library of 150+ automations, take advantage of features like automated patching, compliance templates, and the industry's first macOS agent that auto-remediates, even when devices are offline.

Save time with 1-click configurations for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
kandji.io

Pricing

Starting from
$399/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
Value for money
View Pricing Plans

Devices

Business size

S
M
L

Markets

United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom

Supported languages

B@2609690b
Kandji screenshotKandji screenshot: Automated deployment (DEP)Kandji screenshot: App Store & custom apps, automated patchingKandji screenshot: 150+ pre-built controlsKandji screenshot: Managed macOS upgradesKandji screenshot: 1-click compliance templates

Kandji user reviews

Excellent
16

Very good
0
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0
Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
  4.9
  4.8
  4.9
  5.0
Dennis K.

Simpliest and most effecient MDM for Apple Device Management

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

We needed to simplify management of Apple devices. We needed an MDM that is effective and simple and didn't require hours upon hours of training to use. Kandji delivered on all points and their support is in a league of their own. Having an MDM that is easy to administer and works as expected takes all the pressure off of wondering if our Apple devices are configured and secured. To be completely honest, the peace of mind gained from using Kandji completely negates any cons I have and makes me infinitely & joyfully patient for the improvements in those areas.

Pros
The auto-app library makes app installation very simple. Custom apps are easy to set up and deploy as you would expect. Their support team is astounding. Their knowledgableable, effective, and quick! Using blueprints to group devices and deploy apps and settings is simple and straightforward.

Cons
Kandji's method of deploying configurations and apps to devices is it's best, and unfortunately the most crippling feature. Blueprints can help organize systems but leads to some frustration when attempting to make a one-off commands. Creating views for your devices doesn't work as expected (although I'm told this is something they are working to improve). Auto-apps require installation if you only want to keep them updated (I'm also told a self-service option is in development that will resolve this).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Chris K.

A perfect match for our needs

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-10-28
Review Source: Capterra

It's been great. The sales process was efficient, and in the few instances where I've needed support, the team have been responsive and have gone out of the way to help.

Pros
As a smaller company without a dedicated IT team, Kandji makes managing our fleet of Macs simple. Transitioning from our previous MDM was straightforward and Kandji gives us the advanced features we need. I really like the in-built templates which gives you a configuration which is aligned to specific security standard, which can then be customized as desired. This allowed us to get up and running in less than a day. The software itself also feels modern - this comes across in the user experience and ease of use, especially when compared to other MDM solutions.

Cons
As a relatively new offering, there are some features I wish were present - one example would be being able to assign an application to a single device without having to create an entirely new blueprint. To thier credit the Kandji team have acknowledged this and seem really receptive to feature requests.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Byron H.

Best MDM Tool I have used

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-03-31
Review Source: Capterra

Our macOS hands-on management time is near zero now on a daily basis. Kandji takes care of things like maintenance (auto restarts every 7 days and forcing OS updates) and the alerts to Slack help us keep up to date on devices.

Pros
Very easy to set up and configure blueprints. Kandji provides a lot more built-in security features than JAMF or others offer which has reduced the time spent by my team and me. Kandji Support is also top-notch and that alone is reason enough to pick Kandji.

Cons
There are definitely some features missing that I used in JAMF, but nothing that Kandji doesn't have a solution for one way or another. They are always willing to do their best when you need to accomplish a task they do not offer by default.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Robby B.

My favorite MDM

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I have been extremely happy with Kandji and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a premium really solid management solution for Macs and iOS.

Pros
Kandji has taken the time to truly rewrite the underlying engine that is running their MDM and management tools, and it's easy to tell when you're using the tool. Utilizing modern development practices and cloud resources, Kandji is extremely fast at pushing out commands that you send from the dashboard, and the Mac client is fast, reliable, and helps enforce policies even when a computer is offline. Other management systems that I have used extensively have extremely flaky clients on the computer and require that you do all of the work to make scripts to "self-heal" the client. I have never had to do that with Kandji. The dashboard is really easy to use and allows you to do some incredibly powerful things with minimal training on Kandji itself.

Cons
There are a few minor features that are available in most other MDM's that aren't available in Kandji yet, but for our use cases, they haven't been a very big deal. It is something to be conscious of when looking at the solution, however. Additionally, in general, I like the "Blueprint" concept of managing devices, but there are some downsides. If we have a computer that needs one application that others don't, for instance, we have to clone the blueprint and move that one computer to a new blueprint. There's no way to apply a setting to only one computer. Then with the additional blueprints, when you want to make a change, you have one more place to remember to do it. I would love if there was a method of applying certain things based on a computer "tag" or something similar to help with one-off situations while still taking advantage of the good parts of blueprint based templates.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

Minimize review

Stephen M.

Kandji is Amazing

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

10/10 would recommend to literally anyone. Every single person that I've interacted with, from Sales, to Execs, to Engineering, and CX Support have been incredibly personable, helpful, and just plain rad people.

Pros
The UI is extremely intuitive, and is obviously very UX driven. I've been using it for well over 6 months and have yet to have an issue.

Cons
I literally have zero complaints about Kandji, but if I had to choose something, it would be nice if we could manage the handful of PC's that we have in our org (primarily a Mac shop).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

Minimize review

Kandji pricing

Starting from
$399/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

All plans are billed annually.

No setup fees, no support fees.

• Up to 100 devices - $399/month
• Up to 200 devices - $799/month
• Up to 300 devices - $1,199/month
• Up to 400 devices - $1,599/month
• Up to 500 devices - $1,999/month
• Up to 750 devices - $2,699/month
• Up to 1,000 devices - $3,499/month
• Up to 1,500 devices - $4,899/month
• Up to 2,000 devices - $6,499/month
• Up to 3,000 devices - $8,999/month
• 5000+ devices - Pricing details available on request

Kandji features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Compliance Management
Reporting/Analytics
Third Party Integrations
Workflow Management

Alerts / Escalation (178 other apps)
Audit Management (180 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (250 other apps)
Dashboard (236 other apps)
Data Import/Export (273 other apps)
Data Visualization (219 other apps)
Drag & Drop (184 other apps)
Monitoring (329 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (227 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (286 other apps)
Search/Filter (268 other apps)

Additional information for Kandji

Key features of Kandji

  • Activity Log
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Asset Tracking
  • Automatic Approval
  • Automatic Patch Deployment
  • Automatic Scans
  • Automatic User/Device Recognition
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Data Management
  • Device Management
  • Encryption
  • Issue Auditing
  • Maintenance Management
  • Maintenance Utilities
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Synchronization Scheduling
  • Whitelisting/Blacklisting
View All Features

Benefits

- Zero-touch deployment: Kandji works with Apple Business Manager, formerly the Device Enrollment Program (DEP), to automate device deployment so your employees can use their devices right out of the box without a visit to IT.

- Application management: Save time with automated patching by choosing from Kandji’s library of Auto Apps. You can also sync App Store apps from Apple Business Manager, upload and deploy custom apps, or even block unwanted software.

- Limitless configurations: Choose from the largest library of configuration settings to customize the way your organization uses everything from Wi-Fi profiles to email accounts to custom scripts.

- One-click compliance: With Kandji, compliance is never an afterthought. As the only MDM with a pre-built library of security controls (over 150 and growing), Kandji includes the industry’s first macOS compliance framework that automatically enforces and remediates issues, even when your devices are offline.