Choosing an IT Management Solution: NinjaOne vs. Workspace ONE

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Establishing effective IT management frameworks hinges on selecting the right solution, vital for optimizing efficiency and safeguarding security. In a recent survey, 72% of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) prioritized enhancing security in response to growing cyber threats, with 47% recognizing the importance of automation for operational efficiency in 2024. In this context, two prominent contenders are NinjaOne and VMware’s Workspace ONE. While both offer comprehensive solutions, NinjaOne stands out due to its unique advantages, making it the preferred choice for many organizations. This article will delve into ten specific features and benefits that set NinjaOne apart in the competitive IT management landscape.

10 core advantages of NinjaOne

1. Stability 
NinjaOne stands out with its commitment to providing a stable IT environment. Recognized for keeping customers informed through regularly updated roadmaps and platform enhancements, NinjaOne ensures that its users are never in the dark about upcoming changes or improvements. This level of transparency fosters trust and reliability, making it a preferred choice for businesses seeking a stable IT management solution.

2. Continuous innovation 
Innovation is at the heart of NinjaOne. The platform has recently expanded its capabilities by incorporating Mobile Device Management (MDM), showcasing its dedication to evolving alongside the changing IT landscape. This forward-thinking approach ensures that NinjaOne users have access to the latest tools and features, giving them an edge in managing their IT infrastructure.

3. Unmatched support 
Support is a critical factor in any IT management solution, and NinjaOne excels in this area. It has been ranked number one for customer support for 17 consecutive quarters, a testament to its commitment to providing exceptional service. This consistent recognition highlights NinjaOne’s ability to understand and address customer needs efficiently and effectively.

4. Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) 
NinjaOne’s Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) capabilities are comprehensive and user-friendly. It allows customers to:

  • Unify Device Management: Streamlining the management of various devices under one platform.
  • Automate IT Tasks: Significantly reducing the time spent on routine IT tasks through automation.
  • Drive Efficiency from Day One: Offering tools and features that enhance operational efficiency from the outset.
  • Support Devices Remotely: Ensuring that any device can be supported from anywhere, crucial in today’s remote and hybrid work environments.

5. G2 recognized excellence 
NinjaOne’s excellence is not just anecdotal; it has been ranked number one on G2 in several categories, including RMM, Endpoint Management, Patch Management, IT Asset Management, IT Service Management, Remote Support, and Backup. This wide range of accolades demonstrates NinjaOne’s versatility and effectiveness across different aspects of IT management.

6. Enhanced security
Security is a paramount concern, and NinjaOne addresses this with built-in tools designed to secure endpoints. These include:

  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): NinjaOne excels at Role-Based Access Control, ensuring that only authorized users have access to specific resources. Its robust RBAC system allows for finely tuned control over permissions, enhancing security and compliance measures.
  • Drive Encryption: NinjaOne goes above and beyond by prioritizing data integrity. Even in the event of device compromise, NinjaOne’s drive encryption remains steadfast in safeguarding your data, providing an additional layer of protection that WorkspaceONE may lack.
  • Antivirus Management: With NinjaOne, you gain centralized control over antivirus applications, simplifying the management and monitoring of antivirus software across your organization. This comprehensive approach to antivirus management ensures a robust defense against malware and cyber threats.
  • Zero Trust Framework: NinjaOne implements a Zero Trust security model, which means it does not automatically trust entities within or outside the network. This approach ensures a proactive security posture, scrutinizing every access request and transaction, making it more resilient to evolving threats compared to traditional trust-based systems.

“Being a zero-trust environment allows our clients to confidently work with our consultants knowing that we are not adding to their attack surface.”

Jeremy Ailes, Director of Technical Platforms and Operations, AspireHR

7. Advanced automation 
Workspace ONE offers built-in automation, though NinjaOne takes it a step further, empowering administrators to automate time-consuming tasks and software installations. This level of automation isn’t just a feature; it’s a game-changer. It has enabled 91% of NinjaOne users to achieve cost reductions exceeding 50%, primarily through headcount reduction. This advanced automation translates into substantial time savings and operational efficiency enhancements, making NinjaOne the preferred choice for organizations seeking to optimize their IT management processes.

8. Patching 
While Workspace ONE offers OS patching, NinjaOne takes it a step further by providing both OS and application patch deployment. Workspace ONE, on the other hand, only allows for app updates, lacking the direct app patching functionality that NinjaOne offers. This key distinction empowers organizations to maintain not only the security and stability of their operating systems but also their critical applications, ensuring a more robust and thorough approach to patch management. A recent report highlights that 95% of NinjaOne customers improved patch compliance, with 93% reporting time savings in their patching processes, and over 51% managing to reduce patching time by half.

9. Application deployment 
NinjaOne not only simplifies the deployment process but also provides additional features and tools that enhance the overall management of applications. Its user-friendly interface and extensive application management capabilities make it a superior choice for organizations seeking a comprehensive solution for application deployment and management. NinjaOne’s versatility and efficiency make it the recommended option for organizations looking to streamline their application deployment processes effectively.

10. Remote Windows drive encryption 
NinjaOne emerges as the superior choice over Workspace ONE due to its advanced capabilities for remote Windows drive encryption management. While Workspace ONE permits administrators to monitor encryption on remote Windows drives, NinjaOne takes this functionality a step further. It enables admins to swiftly and conveniently monitor BitLocker encryption status and even facilitates the seamless copying of encryption keys for Windows drives. This enhanced level of control and efficiency in remote drive encryption management positions NinjaOne as the recommended solution for organizations seeking a more comprehensive and user-friendly approach to safeguarding their Windows drives.

Streamline IT operations with NinjaOne

While Workspace ONE is a strong contender in the field of IT management, NinjaOne distinguishes itself through its stability, continuous innovation, unmatched support, comprehensive UEM capabilities, recognition in multiple IT categories, enhanced security features, and advanced automation. For organizations looking to streamline their IT operations with a solution that is continually evolving and highly regarded for its capabilities and customer support, NinjaOne emerges as a compelling choice.

Next Steps

Building an efficient and effective IT team requires a centralized solution that acts as your core service deliver tool. NinjaOne enables IT teams to monitor, manage, secure, and support all their devices, wherever they are, without the need for complex on-premises infrastructure.

Learn more about NinjaOne Endpoint Management, check out a live tour, or start your free trial of the NinjaOne platform.

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