Addigy vs Jamf: Apple MDM Software Comparison

If you’re considering a move from Jamf to Addigy for your Apple device management needs, you’re in good company. Many organizations have made the switch to Addigy for its streamlined approach and comprehensive features. Here’s a quick comparison of the two platforms to help you make the best decision for your organization.

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When it comes to Apple device management, Addigy offers a clear advantage over Jamf. Addigy’s platform consolidates macOS system management and iOS-based mobile device management into a centralized location, offering unparalleled oversight of all your managed Apple devices.

Why pros are choosing Addigy over Jamf for device management

In today’s highly-connected remote work environment, you cannot afford to trust your Apple device management strategy to anyone but the best. The breakdown below illustrates the many ways Addigy outperforms Jamf Pro:

Monitoring and remediation

Addigy lets you easily monitor the security and compliance status of all devices in real-time and automate the remediation of any issues without any manual intervention, saving everyone’s time and ensuring your organization is always protected. Addigy also lets you schedule automated maintenance when convenient for you and your end users.

Jamf Pro provides active monitoring of the system but falls short on granular user details.

Free onboarding and training

Onboarding with Addigy is seamless and free. When you sign up with Addigy, you’ll be assigned a dedicated solutions architect who will help you get started and offer best practices along the way. In addition, your entire team also has free, unlimited access to our Addigy Academy Basics training course, which covers the foundations of the Apple ecosystem, Apple device management, and the Addigy platform.

Jamf Pro offers whitepapers, videos, and eBooks but no free coursework. They also charge an onboarding fee for their platform.

100% cloud-based

Addigy’s fully cloud-based architecture allows for easy and effortless management of Apple devices. There is no need for setting up and maintaining on-premise servers or learning several different distributed applications. 

Even in Jamf’s “cloud” environment, you still have to worry about your individual instances of Jamf and how they may stand to scale and perform. With Addigy, there is no need to worry about updates, performance, or security of servers.

Direct command-line access

Addigy’s LiveTerminal gives you a secure terminal option directly from within the Addigy platform without compromising simplicity and security. 

Jamf Pro doesn’t provide any remote access to help end users in their time of need.

Integrated remote control

Addigy’s LiveDesktop provides integrated remote control capabilities at no additional cost, allowing desktop view access from a centralized location. In addition, you can use Addigy’s LiveDesktop without requiring end users to approve PPPCs. Finally, because we know everyone loves options, Addigy includes Splashtop’s Remote Access in your subscription.

Remote access is not included with Jamf Pro, which means you’ll also have to worry about purchasing, installing, whitelisting, securing, managing, and updating a remote access tool.

Addigy’s cost and flexible pricing options

With multiple options for acquisition, you have the choice to select month to month, annual or multi-year options. These opportunities allow you to acquire software in a way that makes sense for your company and avoid being tied to a restrictive license model.

Jamf has complex, individual pricing options that pose challenges to scalability or lock you in without recourse.

Whether you’re looking for live device monitoring or integrated remote control, Addigy is the best-in-class Apple device management system. When it comes to Addigy vs Jamf Pro, Addigy outperforms Jamf Pro in nearly every way.

Jamf Pro


Asset Management
Dashboards & Reports
User & Client Management
Profile Management & Deployment
Touchless Automated Device Enrollment (ADE) Deployment
Hardware Inventory
Self Service Catalog
Apple Apps & Books Support
Scheduled or On-Demand Maintenance Routines
Real-time Device Monitoring & Alerting
Screen Sharing
FREE Onboarding Training


Instant Remote Command Execution
Real-time Communication
Live Device Shell
100% Cloud Architecture
Direct Command Line Access
Integrated Remote Control (Multiple options)
Active Monitoring with Automated Remediation
Dynamic Peer-to-Peer LANCache Software Distribution
Live Script Execution at a Global, Departmental or Individual Level
Up-to-the-minute Software Inventory & Status

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