Fleetsmith is a cloud-based mobile device management solution designed to help small to midsize enterprises automate deployment, as well as security and compliance for iOS-based devices. The platform enables users to manage tasks, processes, device configuration, security, and patch application. Fleetsmith automatically sets up devices for new employees, and downloads, as well as updates, systems whenever a new version is released.
Key features of Fleetsmith include disk encryption, secure access, task automation, remote lock and erase, hardware management, inventory tracking, automatic OS upgrades, and enforcement and device assignment. The platform provides a unified dashboard with 1-click remediation which allows users to view and manage all devices, issues, configuration, network information, and security upgrades.
Fleetsmith offers detailed insights into software and hardware performance, helping users analyze asset health, security status, and device details. The platform provides various information, including enrollments, check-ins, operating capacity, firewall, battery status, and device storage, via interactive graphs. These graphs enable users to identify potential risks in advance. The platform integrates with various third-party applications such as G Suite and Microsoft Office 365.
Keeping up to date with all patches and forcing users to do their updates is now a breeze.
Checking computer compliance such as hard disk encryption, screensavers, password policy is now also fully centralised.
Added controls such as remote wipe or preventing computer to connect to unknown wifi spots also certainly limit or mitigate risks of data theft.
Pricing is very attractive (free) with less than 10 assets, impossible to beat. Profiles are easy to setup and it does help to get started very quickly. Installation is also very straightforward which is GREAT as opposed to some other tools we assessed.
MDM and DEP are supported, which is awesome so that you can literally leave the computer setup itself (although we have not yet activated DEP).
Would recommend to anyone considering to secure a small park of computers to give it a try on a machine to see if it fits their needs.
It supports only Apple devices, pricing may give me second thoughts going over 10 users (we will want to retain the software but some competitor may become more interesting).
It does integrate a lot of features and software that can be installed automatically on computers, however it does not support ALL the software we wish to see. It also does not include (as yet) device location tracking or some "smart" features such as automatically enforcing updates within X days for vulnerable softwares (for example some Chrome updates are "cosmetic" but some do fix security issues and it would be great to see them automatically enforced without manual action). Still... quite sure these will come in time!
I've been happy with the basic uses of Fleetsmith and the team is amazing. They are constantly working on new features and hopefully they tackle some of the biggest feature requests soon but it's the best value for money for SMB that I've ever worked with.
Fleetsmith has great integration with GSuite and a clear and straightforward management dashboard to deploy and manage assets. The setup is very simple and takes no time to get plugging away at configuring your environment. The support team via tickets or in Slack are super helpful, responsive, and all around a great group of people to help out if needed. Also, the way that FS keeps apps that don't require an update continuously updated while closed is a really elegant way to not worry about an ever growing collection of end user apps.
The biggest issues I have encountered come with the implementation of profiles in FS and the lack of custom package deployment. The approve and assign process could definitely use some streamlining as it's a few steps to get things how I like them. The Global Profile is not useful for me as there are a lot of different subsets of devices. This is further compounded by the inability to assign multiple profiles which I would find very useful in an enterprise settings (tailoring devices by department and/or geographic location).
As for the applications catalog, it's got some standards in there, but it is very limited. Without the ability deploy custom packages and now whitelist KEXT unless it's in the FS catalog, it really defeats a lot of convenience of an MDM
We were able to take a process that was painful, cumbersome and time-consuming and reduce it to something simple, fast and joyful.
The lack of a lengthy sales cycle was very refreshing. Being able to land on the homepage, click a few buttons and be up and running in less than five minutes was delightful.
It makes managing fleets of machines with a directory of users from Gsuite and flawlessly handles assignment of machines with Apples DEP product and removes 80-90% of the headache of managing a fleet of macs.
The UI is dreamy and is joyful to use due to the large (and ever-expanding) list of software and configuration options.
The one thing that lacks is support for Apples Volume Purchasing Program. It may be one thing, but it is a big thing.
The app store is central to Mac OS and not being able to make use of VPP is the one part of Fleetsmith that removes joy.
We needed to ensure our fleet of Mac computers were kept up to date with both OS and applications to meet our security certification requirements. Whilst some solutions are heavyweight, Fleetsmith is simple to set up, simple to manage and lets us be sure our computers are compliant. Zero touch deployments when combined with Apple's DEP was the icing on the cake!
The software is the perfect balance of enterprise ready and user friendly - almost zero setup time, easy to manage and keep running smoothly.
Initially it only worked with G-Suite accounts but the move to support Azure AD/Office 365 solved that.
Overall, the experience has been great! We've cut down onboarding times and have freed up our IT team members to focus on more pressing issues, longer term projects, etc.
The learning curve and ease of implementation. I literally setup in less than 30 minutes!
There are some feature sets that are lacking which can be found in most other competitors.
Intelligence plan: Free
Managed plan: $8.25/device/month
Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur Fleetsmith.
Types de licences disponibles pour Fleetsmith :
À partir de: 8,30 $US/mois
Type de licence: Gratuit, Abonnement
version d'essai gratuite: Disponible
Intelligence plan: Free
Managed plan: $8.25/device/month
Fonctionnalités du logiciel Fleetsmith :
Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel Fleetsmith :
Entreprises de taille moyenne, PME
Langues dans lesquelles Fleetsmith est disponible :
Types de licences disponibles pour Fleetsmith:
Nous n'avons pas d'informations sur les appareils pris en charge par Fleetsmith.
Applications s'intégrant à Fleetsmith :
G Suite, Office 365
Ressources d'aide disponibles pour Fleetsmith :
Base de connaissances, Support en ligne, Support téléphonique