Kandji

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

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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 Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$199,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

All plans are billed annually.

No setup fees, no support fees.

• Up to 50 devices - $199/month
• 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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
English

Media

150+ pre-built MDM automations
Automated app patching, VPP, and custom apps
Zero touch deployment
One-click security and compliance templates
Native application blocking
Kandji screenshot: 150+ pre-built MDM automations Kandji screenshot: Automated app patching, VPP, and custom apps Kandji screenshot: Zero touch deployment Kandji screenshot: One-click security and compliance templates Kandji screenshot: Native application blocking

Kandji Reviews

Kandji Reviews

Overall rating
5
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5
Excellent
9

Very good
0

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
5
Features
4,9
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5
100% recommended this app
Jason G.

The best Mac management solution

I have a fleet of 35 Macs used by developers, designers, QA and administrative staff at our custom software development company. My users are very savvy and self-supporting, but we needed to be able to certify to our clients that our endpoints were secure: storage encryption enabled, software up-to-date, and common vectors for attacks closed up. Kandji lets me enforce and monitor those things and many other best practices that save us from downtime, which costs billable hours. Their support has been phenomenal, even going so far as to give me recommendations when I ask about their experiences with antivirus, Wi-Fi management, and the like.


Carl S.

7 minutes from first setup to actual production use

We are using Kandji to create a perfect zero touch experience, to simplify support and to make instant changes to configurations. We also plan to use it with iOS devices in future, because it supports iPad for business is such a smooth way, we can’t really wait to try it out. The support and help with the team at Kandji has been an absolute joy. They know and love their product for good (and obvious) reasons. As a life long Apple user, admin and admirer I can say that if Apple did their own MDM, it would look like this.


Ryan E.

Great MDM solution for Macs!

Overall, I really like Kandji and would recommend it to companies who need some kind of MDM management. Kandji definitely doesn't have the most features available as competitors, but for the price it's great. I could see a lot of smaller companies using Kandji. As Kandji grows and has more features, they will be a great option for larger companies too.


Henry M.

Kandji - a sensible MDM for a fleet of Mac laptops

Kandji has helped simplify our Mac management experience significantly. Previously, we managed Mac set-up by hand, with checklists and regular checkins. It was time-consuming to set up new laptops, and challenging to reliably roll-out changes to settings across the laptop fleet. With Kandji, we no longer have to spend 1-2 hours configuring new laptops to meet our set up specs, and we can be confident that all security policies are set up correctly and enforced in an ongoing way.


Ryan D.

Pro Level MDM at a Lower Cost and Administrative Burden


Jason G.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The best Mac management solution

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/07
Review Source: Capterra

I have a fleet of 35 Macs used by developers, designers, QA and administrative staff at our custom software development company. My users are very savvy and self-supporting, but we needed to be able to certify to our clients that our endpoints were secure: storage encryption enabled, software up-to-date, and common vectors for attacks closed up. Kandji lets me enforce and monitor those things and many other best practices that save us from downtime, which costs billable hours. Their support has been phenomenal, even going so far as to give me recommendations when I ask about their experiences with antivirus, Wi-Fi management, and the like.

Pros

I love their common-sense approach to everything. Their solutions feel less hacky than other providers I tried and they seem to be very in-tune with Apple. They clearly spent a decade or more managing Macs the hard way so they know how to make it easy for me, an operations person who wears many hats.

Cons

I just have one feature request, and that's for Blueprints to be able to inherit from one another. Right now all you can do is copy. They're considering implementing it, which I imagine isn't trivial.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Carl S.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 201-500 Employees

7 minutes from first setup to actual production use

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/08
Review Source: Capterra

We are using Kandji to create a perfect zero touch experience, to simplify support and to make instant changes to configurations. We also plan to use it with iOS devices in future, because it supports iPad for business is such a smooth way, we can’t really wait to try it out. The support and help with the team at Kandji has been an absolute joy. They know and love their product for good (and obvious) reasons. As a life long Apple user, admin and admirer I can say that if Apple did their own MDM, it would look like this.

Pros

The setup of Kandji with G Suite defies belief when it comes to ease of use. Importing users took literally seconds with about 220 users. Setting up the Apple MDM certificates with Business Manager is about a few minutes (only limited by internet speed) but the true magic comes in when creating ones first Blueprint. And this is where one grasps the potential of the product as nothing can beat the UI, the speed and the simplicity. I had it up and running so quickly I thought I had forgotten something. This can be handled by first level employees with almost zero experience in the MDM arena. If they can use iTunes, they can use Kandji.

Cons

There honestly is nothing I like least. I am looking forward for them to have an admin client for iOS but again, the website works so well in Safari, it’s not really required.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ryan E.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Great MDM solution for Macs!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/07/07
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I really like Kandji and would recommend it to companies who need some kind of MDM management. Kandji definitely doesn't have the most features available as competitors, but for the price it's great. I could see a lot of smaller companies using Kandji. As Kandji grows and has more features, they will be a great option for larger companies too.

Pros

-Very easy to deploy
-Packed features for the price
-Very affordable way to get started in MDM for compliance, organization & management
-Great customer service
-Lots of things are already automated for you, no custom code needed
-Still have the ability to create custom automation if you please

Cons

-Still a developing software in the making
-Doesn't have as much features as other MDM solutions out there, but this is a great starter and price point
-Would like to see more control options in the future

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Henry M.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Kandji - a sensible MDM for a fleet of Mac laptops

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/03/31
Review Source: Capterra

Kandji has helped simplify our Mac management experience significantly. Previously, we managed Mac set-up by hand, with checklists and regular checkins. It was time-consuming to set up new laptops, and challenging to reliably roll-out changes to settings across the laptop fleet. With Kandji, we no longer have to spend 1-2 hours configuring new laptops to meet our set up specs, and we can be confident that all security policies are set up correctly and enforced in an ongoing way.

Pros

1) It was very easy to learn how to use Kandji, as an admin. Our team was familiar with Macs as admins, but we had never used an MDM before - and every MDM we read about seemed complex and focused on companies with a big full-time IT staff. When we started with Kandji, we was able to get our first profile running and deployed in less than an hour. It's been very easy to make custom profiles, get connected to Apple business, and roll out across our fleet of Mac laptops.

2) The support has been outstanding. Both by chat and videoconference, all of our questions from the mundane to the obscure have been answered quickly and clearly. Very friendly people, and very committed to getting to the bottom of any issue.

For clarity, we have not used Kandji yet for mobile devices or user-owned devices.

Cons

When we launched, there was not a way to enforce installation of certain non-App-store apps (e.g., Chrome, Google File Stream). Kandji has now released a way to ensure those apps are installed, which is helpful.

At times, configuration of the blueprints can be confusing. Certain topics are grouped together because that's the way Apple groups them, and it's non-intuitive to more everyday users. Kandji help has always clarified these issues promptly.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ryan D.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Pro Level MDM at a Lower Cost and Administrative Burden

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/04/01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Kanji provides pro-level features without the complexity of other solutions. The flexibility they give you by offering robust out of the box functionality as well as the ability to build custom scripts and push out custom applications can't be beaten. They are also pushing out new features at an accelerated rate so it feels like I am adding new rules and apps for my users weekly.

For someone that is not as technical when it comes to writing scripts, their support has also been incredibly helpful. They are more than willing to figure out exactly what you are trying to do and provide insight and help so that you can accomplish your goals.

Cons

The only area for improvement I would say is that the UI does not adapt well if you try to log on to the application from a phone.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,9/10
Based on 9 user ratings
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Kandji Pricing

Kandji Pricing

Starting from
US$199,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

All plans are billed annually.

No setup fees, no support fees.

• Up to 50 devices - $199/month
• 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

All plans are billed annually.

No setup fees, no support fees.

• Up to 50 devices - $199/month
• 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

Value for Money
5/5
Based on 9 user ratings
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Kandji Features

Kandji Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,9/5
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Additional information for Kandji

Additional information for Kandji

Key features of Kandji

  • Application Security
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Deployment Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Patch Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Reporting
  • Software Management
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Wireless Network Support

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.

Kandji FAQs

Kandji FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Kandji.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kandji offer?

Kandji offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$199,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

All plans are billed annually. No setup fees, no support fees. • Up to 50 devices - $199/month • 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

Q. What are the main features of Kandji?

Kandji offers the following features:

  • Application Security
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Deployment Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Patch Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Reporting
  • Software Management
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Wireless Network Support

Q. Who are the typical users of Kandji?

Kandji has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Kandji support?

Kandji supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Kandji offer?

Kandji has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Kandji support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Kandji supports

Q. What other apps does Kandji integrate with?

Kandji integrates with the following applications:

Google Workspace, Microsoft 365, Slack, User.com

Q. What level of support does Kandji offer?

Kandji offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials