FileWave Offers Mac, PC, and iOS Application Management [Mobile Management Month]

FileWave Offers Mac, PC, and iOS Application Management [Mobile Management Month]

FileWave offers desktop and iOS device application 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.

FileWave is a new entrant into the mobile management space but a longtime player in many business and enterprise environments. FileWave offer multi-platform file and application deployment and licensing management for all desktop systems across an organization. The company has a very impressive track record for both IT-managed and self-service provisioning and deployment that has made it a solid enterprise solution for companies with Macs, Windows PCs, and Linux desktops. More recently, the company has begun offering iOS device management functionality. For Apple-oriented businesses, the combination of desktop and mobile device application management makes FileWave a choice well worth considering.

Company: FileWave
Product(s): FileWave
Type of solution(s): device and app management

Platforms supported beyond iOS: Mac, Windows, and Linux desktops

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

Deployment options: on-premise software (Mac, Unix, Windows Server options)

Failover and load balancing options: N/A

Scalability: N/A

Directory system integration: Active Directory, Open Directory, LDAP

Administrative tool options: desktop app

Data export capabilities: device hardware, installed configuration profiles, installed apps

Expense management features: track carrier

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

Remote/On Demand administrative actions: remove passcode, lock, wipe

App management options: push apps to device, enterprise app store with custom and public apps, Apple Volume Purchase Plan integration

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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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