MDM vendors in the current market
Mobile device management has become an unavoidable factor in the management of corporate devices. When digitization made the work simple, it also made security vulnerable. The enterprises which handed out devices to the employees or implemented BYOD needed to manage these devices, especially the data in them. The mobile device management software secures, monitor and manage the devices which translate to managing the users itself because it’s never the device that is the security threat. MDM software came with a set of features including restrictions, policies, reports, remote management etc. Currently there are hundreds of management suites for every business sector in all sizes. It will be very hard to compromise a perfectly managed device. So choosing the perfect management solution based on the size and sector of the business is very important. The right solution in the right amount makes management easier and productivity better.
Airwatch is one of the most dominant players in the Enterprise Mobility Management platform. It is also one of the earliest vendors in the EMM market. Airwatch offers a wide range of EMM solutions. Along with Mobile Device Management solution they offers Email Management, Mobile Application Management, Mobile Browsing Management, Telecom Management, Laptop Management, Multiuser Management and much more. This product is most suited for large enterprises. Airwatch is adopted by companies all across the world and it is available in 17 languages. Headquartered in Atlanta, US, Airwatch continues developing its management solutions and empowering enterprises.
2. Apptec360 EMM
Apptec360 EMM is a Swiss company whose primary concern is the security of the devices in all platforms. Apptec has an easily adaptable console for enterprise mobility management. It’s easy to deploy and the simple user interface makes management effortless. It contains all the basic Mobile Device Management functionalities. Mobile App Management, Mobile Content Management, Mobile Security Management, Mobile Email Management, Mobile Identity Management and Data Loss Prevention are some of the other solutions offered by the company. Besides ContentBox for secure documents distribution, Apptec360 offers integration with third party storage providers.
3. Amtel MDM
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, USA, Amtel offers Mobile Device Security, Mobile App Management, Enterprise Mobile Integration and Telecom Expenses Management. The core purpose of the solution is to provide security and expense control to the enterprise devices. The solution is best suited for mid-size enterprise mobility. Amtel MDM is used all across the world for enterprise mobility management and the supported language is English. The product has a strong hand on Android and iOS devices. The expense control functionality helps to track real time expenses and control it.
4. BES12 Cloud
BES12 Cloud is the cross platform enterprise mobility management solution introduced by the enterprise which once ruled the business world, Blackberry. Since the tides have turned, this solution from Blackberry supports Blackberry, iOS, OS X, Android and Windows platforms. The BES12 cloud EMM solution is best suited for enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses. The product has all the basic MDM features along with features like ease of deployment, reduced TCO, scalability and flexibility. This cloud based EMM solution makes management of apps and data easier. It also supports some SAFE and KNOX devices. The Blackberry headquarters is in Waterloo, Canada.
5. CA MDM
CA MDM is a Mobile Device Management solution from CA technologies which provides a comprehensive tool for device lifecycle management. It supports all the major operating systems available. The smart containerization technology offered by the solution enhances the security over the corporate data. The other solutions offered are Mobile Content Management, Telecom Expense Management and Mobile App Management. All MDM basic functionalities are available in the solution. The company is based in New York, US.
6. Cisco Meraki
Based in San Francisco, US, Meraki is another enterprise mobility management suite that is available in the MDM platform. The functions include over-the-air centralized management, monitoring enterprise mobile devices and diagnostics. It has all the basic MDM features. The solution is best suited for mid-to-large sized enterprises. Cisco Meraki MDM is widely used and it is available in five languages. It supports Android, iOS and Windows devices which includes phones, tablets and laptops.
Based in Washington, US, Codeproof is an Enterprise Mobile Security company that helps enterprises to manage and secure mobile devices in the company. The Amazon Elastic Cloud upon which the management platform is built upon, enables scalability of the product. The solutions include Mobile Policy Management and Mobile Application Management besides Mobile Device Management. With a simple and easy to use interface, Codeproof has all the basic MDM features.
Cortado offers an easy, secure and productive Enterprise Mobility Management solution. This solution is best suited for medium-to-large enterprises. Along with device management which is the key feature it also enables document sharing and file and folder syncing. Even though Android and iOS are the major platforms supported by Cortado, other platforms (Blackberry, Windows) support are also available. The solution offers all the basic MDM features and also flawless integration of all the corporate devices. This EMM solution is used all over the word and it is available in eleven languages. The headquarters is in Berlin, Germany.
9. Hexnode MDM
Hexnode MDM is a powerful mobile device management suite for enterprises of all kinds and sizes. The solution helps enterprises monitor, manage and secure all the mobile devices. Hexnode incorporates all the basic MDM features and much more. The seamless interface makes the management a lot easier no matter how big the enterprise is. It supports all the major Operating Systems like iOS, Android and Windows. Along with Mobile Device Management it offers Mobile App Management, Mobile Security Management, Mobile Email Management etc. It has a user centric approach rather than device centric approach which enables the enterprise to manage the users and not just the devices. The solution can be implemented on different business sectors such as education, healthcare, enterprises, small businesses, retail etc. Hexnode MDM is a complete EMM solution which keeps on evolving. The headquarters is in California, US.
10. IBM MaaS360
Offering a solution for managing device, apps and content, IBM MaaS360 is one of the giants in the EMM market. The solution supports all the major operating systems. Along with Mobile Device Management it offers other solutions like Mobile App Management, Mobile Expense Management, Mobile Content Management etc. The secure container and privacy filters in MaaS360 provides the needed security and privacy for the data and users. The product has all the basic MDM features that an enterprise need. Mobility in all aspects of business is made possible through this product. The headquarters of MaaS360 is in Pennsylvania, US.
Kaseya is a comprehensive Mobile Device Management solution which simplifies the management process. It also offers BYOD and Mobile App Management solutions. Kaseya delivers the solution to save time and money in the area of Mobility Management in an enterprise. The product is used all over the world in different sectors. Remote management is the best part about this solution.
Landesk Mobility Manager is an EMM solution which helps the IT to safeguard the corporate data. It helps monitor and manage the devices so that IT can deal with issues in real time. It comes with all the basic MDM features. It deals with Systems Management, Security Management, IT Service Management, Asset Lifecycle Management along with Enterprise Mobility Management. It also improves the productivity of the employees in all line of work. Landesk is based in South Jordan, Utah, US.
13. Lightspeed systems
Lightspeed systems’ Mobile Manager is a mobile device management solution that is exclusively designed for schools. The school devices, mainly iPads can be managed easily with this solution which makes teaching efficient and focused. This solution makes learning safe, managed and mobile. Lightspeed systems is used in schools across the world. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company develops classroom management solutions, content filtering and network security along with Mobile Device Management solution. The solution contains all the basic features of MDM and also the features that are best suited for education. While enforcing restrictions to contents that are inappropriate for schools, it has also attributes that makes learning and teaching, fun.
Miradore online, a Mobile Device Management solution from Miradore is a cloud-based management suite for protecting the enterprise data and devices. The management suite implementation is easy and fast. The product supports all the major operating systems including Linux and Symbian. The user interface is clear, simple and customizable. Miradore provides all the tools needed for the management of the enterprise assets. Miradore can retrieve deep and intricate inventory details of the managed devices along with other basic MDM functionalities. The company headquarters is in Finland.
15. Mobile Device Manager Plus
Mobile device manager plus is the mobile device management solution by ManageEngine which is a division of Zoho corporation. The company is headquartered in California, US. The solution has a fine user interface with a graphical dashboard which makes management all the more easy. It has all the basic MDM features and much more. It offers solutions such as Application Management, Security Management, BYOD etc. The solution supports all the major operating system platforms. The product also offers customizable reporting.
Mobileiron is another one of the leading giants in the MDM market currently. Mobileiron offers a solution to securely manage and monitor the devices by providing IT the fundamental visibility and controlling options. The enterprise gets access to intricate details on devices and users faster when managed with Mobileiron. It supports all the major operating systems including Blackberry, Symbian and Windows RT/pro. The solution offers expanded Enterprise Mobility Management functionalities which enables complete control of apps, corporate data and devices while giving the user’s personal data, their privacy. The product is used all around the world and supports three languages. The solution is best suited for large enterprises.
17. Relution EMM Suite
Relution offers end-to-end Mobility Management software which secures and controls the enterprise apps, data and devices. It has an intuitive user interface and is easy to integrate. The solution is suited for enterprises of any size or sector. The product has all the Mobility Management features and is used worldwide. Relution offers solutions for IT, business and developers. The solutions include Mobile App Management, Smart Beacon Management, Expense Management, App Development Platform etc. Relution is based in Manhattan, New York, US.
18. SAP Afaria
SAP is a cloud-based Enterprise Mobility Management portfolio which protects and manage your company’s device, apps and data. The other solutions offered by SAP are App Management, BYOD security etc. It has all the basic MDM features incorporated in the solution. All the major operating system platforms are supported by the product. It’s easy and intuitive user interface makes management easy for the IT.
SimpleMDM is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management suite developed exclusively for managing Apple devices. It supports iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, OS X computers and Apple TV. It offers powerful app control and extensive management functionalities. The solution is best suited for small businesses and individuals. Despite other extensive and complex MDM solutions, SimpleMDM is a simple and powerful management tool for apple devices. SimpleMDM incorporates almost all the basic MDM features. The user interface is simple and easy to use. SimpleMDM is based in Portland, Oregon.
Sophos Mobile Control MDM offers effortless Mobility Management which is secure, productive and simple. Besides Mobile Device Management it offers Mobile Application Management, Mobile Email Management and Mobile Content Management. All major operating system platforms including Blackberry is supported. The company focuses on keeping IT security simple and reliable. Securing each and every end point of the enterprise network is made simple by this Mobile Device Management solution. The simple containers for email, content, native OS etc provides powerful security for the corporate data. Sophos is suited for enterprises of all sizes in any sectors. Sophos is headquartered in Abingdon, England.
SOTI MobiControl is an Enterprise Mobility Management suite that helps improve the productivity of the enterprise by efficient management of employee’s devices. The solution provides all core MDM functionalities and more. Other solutions include Application Management, Content Management and Email Management. The user interface is powerful and intuitive which makes management easy. It supports almost all the major operating systems. Fast remote control function is one of the advanced features offered by MobiControl. SOTI is used all over the world for Mobility Management. The company is based in Ontario, Canada.
Based in Georgia, US, Tabpilot is a Mobile Device Management suite designed for schools. All the features for learning are incorporated in this solution. The features such as Freeze Frames which allow the teachers to freeze the student screens with a message along with restricting web browsing etc makes Tabpilot a great learning solution. All the basic MDM features with some of them customized for schools are available in Tabpilot. The solution helps integrate technology and learning in a secure and managed environment. It also makes teaching easy because of less management actions. The product is user friendly and easy to use, suitable for school atmosphere.
Tangoe’s Matrix Mobility offers a complete lifecycle solution for devices in an enterprise. It helps to improve the productivity and reduce the burden of management. The solutions include Expense Management, Enterprise Mobility Management, Content Management, Application Management, Mobile Support, Finance Management, Usage Management etc. Tangoe supports all the major operating system platforms including Blackberry and Symbian. Along with all the basic MDM features Tangoe provides real time Telecom Expense Management. The solution is suitable for small to medium businesses and large enterprises. Tangoe headquarters is in Connecticut, US.
XenMobile developed by Citrix offers Mobile Device Management, Mobile Content Management, Mobile App Management, Secure Network Gateway in one solution. The lone principle of Citrix is to secure and improve accessibility of all apps and data. The solution is capable of automating business workflows, easy management of multiple vendors, enabling device sharing etc. Security is promised by enforcing control over app data sharing. The features that are optimized for business help improve the productivity of the enterprise. The Citrix headquarters is in Florida, US.
Zuludesk is a Mobile Device Management suite made exclusively for educational purposes. The solution supports iOS devices especially iPads. Zuludesk makes learning and teaching interesting, fun and effortless with the help of technology. Focused completely on education, Zuludesk have many features specifically designed for efficient learning and teaching. The simple user interface makes management easier for the teachers. An app is included in the design which provides feedback directly to the instructors which helps them to keep the students in the same track as them. Zuludesk also supports iPhone, iPod touch and MacOS. Zuludesk is used worldwide for device management in schools.