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Amtel Unveils First Free Mobile Device Management Solution


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February 14, 2012

Amtel Unveils First Free Mobile Device Management Solution

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Amtel (News - Alert) has unveiled the first free Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution, which according to the company can be leveraged by businesses of all sizes.

Along with the ability to build a central mobile inventory for the management of mobile assets, the new service called Amtel Free Business Mobile Device Management will offer the key features enterprises require for mobile security and management which include mobile password security, detection of compromised devices, device information and statistics, application discovery and listing. The free service offers a Web-based console that operates across a majority of mobile device platforms, including iOS and Android (News - Alert), similar to Amtel's other premium fee-based MDM service.

“In addition to the flood of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), where employees use their personal smartphones and tablets to access corporate networks, more businesses are replacing company landline phones with mobile phones," Pankaj (PJ) Gupta, CEO of Amtel said in a statement. "This creates significant security risks, as mobile devices are more susceptible to exploitation by unauthorized users. It is remarkable that as many as 80 percent of enterprises currently have no mobile device management and security system in place.”

Offering the highest level of data security and reliability equivalent to that used by financial institutions, this mobile device management solution is the only SAS (News - Alert) 70 Type II certified offering that is specifically created for MDM. With this innovative solution, companies can eliminate the high costs it usually requires to install competitive MDM offerings that can come with initial installation costs ranging from $40,000 to $500,000, the company stated in a press release.

The mobile device management industry is continuing to grow at a rapid pace and recently MobileIron, a major player in the space, formed a relationship with Damiler Trucks to power a MDM solution that would fit their unique needs. To read the full report, click here.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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