IBM Adds iOS Management To Its Existing Enterprise Tools [Mobile Management Month]


IBM recent entered the mobile management market with device management tools
IBM recently entered the mobile management market with its first device management tools

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.

IBM is one of the newest entrants to the mobile management market. The company launched its IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices in March. At the moment, IBM’s feature set is focused on device management with limited app management capabilities. It will appeal most to companies that are already using other IBM solutions. Although Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices can be used as a stand alone mobile device management tool, it will be most effective when integrated with IBM’s various Tivoli enterprise solutions including endpoint management and help desk packages because it will be able to key off existing organizational systems making for easier setup and a streamlined overall management experience across the board.

Company: IBM
Product(s): IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices
Type of solution(s): device management

Platforms supported beyond iOS: Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone

Licensing Model: recurring and perpetual licensing options
Includes/Offers Maintenance Updates?: Optional
Technical support options: 24/7

Deployment options: on-premise software

Failover and load balancing options: supports server failover and load balancing

Scalability: supports multiple locations and location-specific administration

Directory system integration: Active Directory, LDAP

Administrative tool options: Windows desktop app

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

Expense management features: track current carrier

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

Remote/On Demand administrative actions: lock, block email access, wipe, selective wipe of corporate data, push messages to users

App management options: enterprise app store with custom and public apps, app whitelist/blacklist options, admin alert on unapproved apps


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