Odyssey Software (News - Alert), a provider of enterprise-class mobile device management (MDM) software, announced its flagship management software, Athena, now supports iOS5 mobile device management capabilities.
Apple (News - Alert) will launch iOS5 for the retail market on October 12, 2011. Apple officially launched iOS5 on October 4 when it released the new iPhone 4S, and it hailed as the world's most advanced mobile operating system, with over 200 new features.
"Apple has responded well with the changing needs in the marketplace, and we have been in lockstep with them all the way," said Mark Gentile (News - Alert), CEO of Odyssey Software, in a statement. "As such, we've kept pace with the improvements Apple will be delivering with the release of iOS5 and are set to provide support for managing and securing devices running this operating system the day it hits the market."
According to Stephen Drake, program VP at IDC (News - Alert), the enhancements given in iOS5 will encourage iOS4 users to migrate to the latest mobile device management platform very quickly. Being able to support these users immediately will be of critical importance to enterprise IT administrators.
By supporting the revamped mobile device management system, Odyssey Software can offer customers the most advanced functions currently on the market that will enable enterprises to remotely manage their devices to enforce policies, enhance productivity and drive efficient operations for workers.
“The need for enterprises to manage iOS and Android along with other leading mobile devices from a unified platform provides an opportunity for solutions such as Odyssey Software's Athena to address such a challenge," Drake added.
Back in April, TMCnet reported Odyssey released the fifth version of Athena for Configuration Manager for enhanced enterprise mobility. Athena for Configuration Manager v5.0 delivers remote mobile device management for both Apple iOS and Android platforms along with other popular mobile devices such as BlackBerry, Nokia (News - Alert) and Windows 7 phones.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein