Absolute Manage Offers Integrated Mobile & Desktop Management And Deployment [Mobile Management Month]

Absolute Manage Offers Integrated Mobile & Desktop Management And Deployment [Mobile Management Month]

Absolute Manage can be a single source option for mobile, desktop, and IT management

May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here  and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.

Absolute Manage MDM provides all the major mobile management capabilities. In addition device and app management, Absolute Manage MDM offers a secure on-device file store option called AbsoluteSafe that can be used to deliver files directly to user devices. AbsoluteSafe includes the ability to automate access to files by policies or schedule in addition to on-demand file deployment, removal, or access rights adjustments. The suite integrates with the company’s Absolute desktop client management (Mac and Windows) and deployment suite, together they can provide complete IT and lifecycle management features mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and software.

Company: Absolute Software
Product(s): Absolute Manage MDM
Type of solution(s): device, app, and information management

Platforms supported beyond iOS: Android, Windows Phone

Licensing Model: perpetual and recurring licensing options
Includes/Offers Maintenance Updates?: Optional
Technical support options: 12/5

Deployment options: on-premise software (Mac and Windows)

Failover and load balancing options: N/A

Scalability: supports multiple locations and location-specific administration

Directory system integration: Microsoft Active Directory, Apple Open Directory

Administrative tool options: desktop app (Mac and Windows), iPad app

Data export capabilities: device hardware, installed configuration profiles, location and usage tracking, installed apps

Expense management features: track current carrier, alert on roaming

Device enrollment mechanism(s): website
Support for secure/authenticated enrollment?: Yes
Security certificate features: Certificates for Exchange, Wi-Fi

Remote/On Demand administrative actions: remove passcode, lock, wipe, selective wipe of corporate data, push text message to user

App management options: push apps to device, enterprise app store with custom and public apps, Apple Volume Purchase Plan integration, app whitelist/blacklist options, admin alert on unapproved apps

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Ryan FaasRyan Faas is a technology journalist and consultant living in upstate New York who has written extensively about Apple, business and enterprise IT, and the mobile industry. In addition to writing for Cult of Mac, he is a contributor to Computerworld, InformIT, and Peachpit Press. In a previous existence he was a healthcare IT director as well as a systems and network administrator. Follow Ryan on Twitter and Google +

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