SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012) - CenterBeam Inc., a pioneer in hosted IT services, today launched its new Mobile Device Management Service, a cloud-based solution that provides enterprises with greater control over the growing number of smartphones and tablets being used by their employees. With CenterBeam's Mobile Device Management Service, users will be able to manage iPhones, iPads and Android-based smartphones and tablets, as well as laptops, PCs, servers and other endpoints, from a single robust platform.
Within the next four years, Business Insider projects that worldwide sales of smartphones and tablets will be approximately five times greater than PCs, exceeding 2.5 billion annually. As consumers adopt, and become increasingly reliant on, these mobile devices in their everyday lives, they are seeking to use them for business, as well -- blurring the lines between their personal and work worlds.
"The trend of employees bringing their own smartphones and tablets into the enterprise is just beginning and it will be a growing challenge for IT staff, which will be responsible for supporting and ensuring that these consumer-owned mobile devices adhere to corporate policies," said Shahin Pirooz, CSO and CTO at CenterBeam. "In terms of IT management, we believe these new mobile devices should be treated no different than other endpoints. Our new cloud-based Mobile Device Management Service integrates with our existing offerings to give enterprises a single platform from which to effectively monitor, manage and secure every type of endpoint, while enabling employees to use corporate applications the same way across all devices."
An extension of CenterBeam's unified endpoint management solution, the Mobile Device Management Service is based on the IBM® Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, which is built on BigFix® technology. With this service, enterprises can support a wide variety of platforms -- including Apple iOS, Google Android, Nokia Symbian, Windows Phone and Windows Mobile. Capabilities of the Mobile Device Management Service include:
- Management Actions - Selective or full wipe of any device if the employee leaves the company or the device is stolen. Other features include denial of e-mail access, remote lock and user notification.
- Application management - Take an application inventory on the devices, whitelist or blacklist certain applications, offer an enterprise app store where employees can download pre-approved applications.
- Policy and Security Management - Set password policies, encrypt devices and offer jailbreak and root detection.
- Enterprise Access Management - Configure e-mail, VPN access and Wi-Fi capabilities.
Available now, the CenterBeam Mobile Device Management Service reduces the need to purchase and maintain hardware. The cloud-based content delivery model enables enterprises to rapidly update their system with no need for costly software upgrades or time-consuming installation.
CenterBeam is a pioneer in delivering hosted services, and for the past decade has focused on providing mid-sized businesses with enterprise-class IT management, services and support. CenterBeam differentiates itself through its broad service portfolio, providing a cohesive IT solution no matter where a customer's infrastructure resides -- on premise or in the cloud. Today, the company delivers more than 180,000 daily services in an integrated solution to end users on six continents, across 49 countries. Visit www.centerbeam.com.