Jamf Now Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Jamf Now

Mobile Device Management Solution for Apple Devices - SMB

4.93/5 (28 reviews)

Jamf Now overview

Manage Apple devices in the workplace with Jamf Now, a cloud-based MDM solution. Jamf Now is simple to use and helps you configure company email accounts, protect information by keeping company and personal data separate, and automatically install work apps to devices. Devices can also be remotely locked or wiped. Jamf Now is designed to make complex tasks simple so you can focus on business.
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Pricing

Starting from
$2/month
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, German, Japanese
Jamf Now screenshot: Devices - Inventory all your Apple devices digitally!Jamf Now screenshot: Apps - Distribute applications in bulk and repurpose them as your workforce changes.Jamf Now screenshot: Blueprints - Create custom sets of apps and settings for each team or group within your company and deploy them with a click.

Jamf Now reviews

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Very good
2

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Chris Cotter

Great for Small Business Device Management

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-09-26
Review Source: Capterra

I am incredibly happy with this system. I have met the developers, sales people, and other technical support teams while at the JAMF User Conference 2018 in Minneapolis before, and they are just a fantastic, honest, and high quality company. Their products are stable, reliable, and top notch.

Pros
I love that this software allows you to manage so many aspects of Apple devices. I have been a Jamf Pro admin for years, and when they offered Jamf Now for free for three devices, I was on board immediately. It allows you to set security policies from denying the use of a camera if you are in a sensitive area, to can a personal iCloud account be used on a business device. Setting WiFi profiles is easy, and enrolling the device is simple. This is a great solution for small business, churches, and even families that want to have a higher level of control of their devices than just Apple stock services.

Cons
After using the full capabilities of a full Jamf Pro system, there are many features that I would like to see integrated into their Now product. Jamf Now is not intended to be as complex and Jamf Pro is, but there a couple of things such as the ability to setup a WiFi profile to support connecting to an enterprise network. Right now you can only setup a PSK network. Not a big deal, but something that would be nice without having to upgrade you plan.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Helen Holz

Jamf Now is a dream!

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Jamf Now walks you through connecting your Apple Business account with the Jamf Now MDM server. Since this is set up, we can unbox, unwrap, and power on a device that auto-enrolls into the Jamf Now MDM server. There’s no need to plug in and apply settings through Apple Configurator and risk users trying to delete installed profiles. Also- setting up the blueprints for your different devices and levels of access is so simple. It takes seconds to apply updated settings to a device.

Cons
I’ve had issues using the activation bypass code working correctly on a few devices. Not a huge deal, but annoying at the time. And locking of iPads once someone has turned it off and it’s in lock mode.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rick Saville

Easy and simple way to manage Apple devices in the workplace

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-21
Review Source: Capterra

I can’t rate Jamf Now highly enough; it’s been the perfect solution for our small business to make deploying new devices easy and maintaining a robust management system for our clients.

Pros
Jamf Now made implementing Apple products into our small business really easy and very simple to manage for us, meaning that we don’t have to worry about spending ages setting up new computers when they arrive and can focus on the things that make the business successful. Jamf Now is really intuitive and user-friendly and everything from setting up email accounts, WiFi networks and user privileges can be done before the device even arrives at the office (or to a remote worker if delivered directly to them). Our staff can just turn on their device and it’s all set up & ready to go!

Cons
I honestly can’t think of any cons for Jamf Now; I can’t rate this service highly enough!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

I Love Jamf Now

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

We finally could kill our outdated Google spreadsheet once we deployed Jamf Now, and for that I am eternally grateful. We also had a couple of thefts in the months following deployment and were able to remotely wipe the machines.

Pros
Jamf is the industry leader for enterprise Mac management, and it's clear why. Deployment is simple and quick, and it does everything you would expect from a basic asset management application for (typically) much less than competitors. It's no Jamf Pro, but that's okay from a non-flagship product.

Cons
It is pretty simple as far as features go, and I would love it to inherit even just a little more from Jamf Pro.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Joshua Hsi

A Small Business Dream

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
JamfNow has a intuitive, easy to navigate interface. It is relatively easy to find the functions I need, and it was easy to find resources online for things I couldn't figure out on my own. Our business has the need to manage multiple iPads, which are used in the field. JamfNow gives us the security we need with company assets on potentially stolen property. As far as I am aware it is the best software available for mobile device management becuase it is specifically designed to communicate with the core Apple operating system.

Cons
Absolute pain in the neck to set up. Quite a few calls into Apple Enterprise support, and the first iPad I tried to add to MDM got locked and had to be taken to the local Apple shop to be reset. However, once you set up the backend, adding new devices is easy. I was able to walk someone through the steps of adding an iPad to our company JamfNow over the phone.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Jamf Now pricing

Starting from
$2/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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Free Trial (Your first 3 devices are free forever)
Add more devices starting at $2/month/device (for 4+ devices)
No credit card required for free trial

Jamf Now features

Monitoring

API (95 other apps)
Access Control (68 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (52 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (37 other apps)
Audit Trail (38 other apps)
Auditing (61 other apps)
Authentication (48 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (39 other apps)
Compliance Management (72 other apps)
Password Management (36 other apps)
Permission Management (37 other apps)
Policy Management (37 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (41 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (50 other apps)
SSL Security (44 other apps)
Secure Data Storage (37 other apps)
Single Sign On (42 other apps)
Third Party Integration (47 other apps)
Two-Factor Authentication (41 other apps)

Additional information for Jamf Now

Key features of Jamf Now

  • Distributing Apps
  • Remote Lock
  • Remote Unlock
  • Deploy Wi-Fi Network Settings
  • Passcode Policy Enforcement
  • Configure Email
  • Remote Wipe
  • Disk Encryption
  • Management Status
  • Phone Number Export
  • Asset Management
  • Warranty Status Tracking
  • Device Storage Capacity Management
  • Device Details Management
  • Streamlined Enrollment
  • Kiosk Mode
  • Single App Mode
  • OS Updates
  • Automatic App Updates
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Benefits

Distributing Apps: Automatically install applications from the iOS and macOS App Store to your devices.

Remote Wipe: If a device is lost or misplaced, remotely erase all data from the device.

Remote Lock: Temporarily disable a device by locking it until a passcode is entered.

Remote Unlock: Remotely reset the passcode of a locked device.

Configure Email: Automatically configure email settings on all devices.

Disk Encryption: Keep your Mac data safe and secure on by enabling FileVault.

Device Storage Capacity Management: Monitor the used and available storage capacity of your devices to address issues or decide when devices should be upgraded.

Management Status: Get an overview of the status of applied email accounts, security settings, available OS Updates and deployed apps.

Protect Company Data: Limit the ability of unmanaged apps and email accounts to open company documents and attachments to keep company and personal data separate.

Passcode Policy Enforcement: Enforce passcode policies such as auto-lock and requiring a password to encrypt and secure your data.

Deploy Wi-Fi Network Settings: Configure your devices to automatically join your secure wireless networks.

Warranty Status Tracking: Track your device warranty status and extended coverage eligibility.

Asset Management: Export all device information to a spreadsheet for easy import into common accounting and asset management platforms.

Streamlined Enrollment: Configure company-owned devices without having to physically touch the devices before users get them.

Device Details Management: Manage the device name, installed OS, serial numbers and much more.

Phone Number Export: Use an exported spreadsheet to build a quick and easy phone book.