Enterprise Mobility Management Solution

Mobile technologies give enterprises a competitive edge, but in order to take advantage of the productivity and collaboration gains that mobility brings to the table, companies first need to solve the security and management challenges. That’s where enterprise mobility management solutions come into play.

The BYOD (bring your own device) trend has no desire to slow down. Predictions from mobility analysts all point to more personal devices being used for work and even more business apps being deployed. Even organizations that don’t support BYOD programs are forced to deal with the issue. As a result, enterprise mobility is one of the fastest changing areas for IT with more device and application options and ways for users to use them for work.

User expectations are also changing; the mobile workforce wants more flexibility without having to sacrifice privacy and control. On the other hand, IT administrators have to deal with much more sophisticated security threats, not to mention a diverse collection of endpoints to protect. To stay on top of all of the new mobile platforms, operating systems, devices, security threats and growing user expectations, the enterprise mobility solutions are evolving as well.

The primary enterprise mobility management solutions fall into three categories: Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Mobile Content Management (MCM). However, today many vendors are blurring the lines between these options and offering comprehensive solutions that addresses devices, applications and content in a single suite. What’s more, a number of solutions are offered in product packages or bundles, and some integrate with other enterprise systems, adding additional options and functionality.

We and IBM understand your agenda where employees shall be more efficient and perform work wherever they are. The mobile device is the natural choice for this. This journey is of course both a technical challenge as well as a “people” challenge due to fact that mobile devices are very personal. Privacy versus business separation in all possible aspects is not a simple task.

IBM provides an on-premise solution for securing company-owned or employee-owned mobile devices that access corporate resources.

IBM addresses issues of security, complexity and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies across a unified platform that spans Apple iOS, Google Android, Samsung APIs, Windows 8 Phone, Blackberry and Nokia Symbian platforms.

It provides visibility across the enterprise to reveal which mobile devices employees and others connected to the network are using – with security to ensure devices, data and access remain safe.  IBM’s Enterprise Mobility Management solution is available via either a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution or on-premise.

Solution overview:

The solution will provide a central single pain of glass management view:
  • Flexibility of either Software as a Service (SaaS) or on-premise solution.
  • For on-premise, scalability to manage up to 250,000 endpoints from a single management server and lightweight operation with minimal demands on bandwidth make this an ideal solution for even the largest mobile environments.
  • Solution provides central integration and management of 3rd party solutions like mail solutions and container solutions.

 

IBM MobileFirst Protect provides IT organizations with mobility intelligence and control over mobile devices, applications and content to enhance the mobile user experience and keep corporate data secure across smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Built on a highly scalable, multi-tenant architecture, MobileFirst Protect delivers instant-on access to powerful mobility management capabilities to organizations, by making it easy to use and affordable.

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The solution capabilities can be summarized in:

  • Organizations can discover device details, including model, version and serial number; type and version of operating system; installed applications names and versions and much more.
  • Data security features protect mobile devices as they access sensitive systems and protect the organization from unauthorized devices.
  • Organizations can gain the business insights necessary about employees’ use of mobile devices to establish an application store as well as integrate to both external and internal stores – then distribute applications to users on demand/automatically.
  • Organizations can take the next step in mobility management by implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) by use of state of the art container solution with best possible user experience.
  • Configure email, Wi-Fi, and VPN profiles over the air
  • Enforce passcode policies and encryption
  • Set device restrictions
  • Locate lost or stolen devices
  • Perform remote lock and full wipe
  • Selectively wipe corporate data
  • Provide an end user self-service portal
  • Automate compliance management
  • Integrate with existing enterprise systems (Exchange, AD/LDAP, Certs, etc…)
  • Distribute apps via a corporate application catalogue
  • Distribute corporate documents to devices
  • Manage mobile data usage

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