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RIM Introduces New Mobile Device Management Solution


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April 04, 2012

RIM Introduces New Mobile Device Management Solution

By Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet Contributor

Research In Motion (RIM) has just introduced BlackBerry (News - Alert) Mobile Fusion, touted as the next-generation mobile device management (MDM) solution for enterprise customers.

In recent years, enterprise mobility has become an integral part of a business process. However, integrating these solutions can be extremely complex and comes with a number of challenges as there are multiple operating systems (OS), device types, applications and networks that need to work together in an efficient manner. That’s where a robust mobile device management solution comes into play, as it enables companies to overcome all enterprise mobility challenges.

A mobile device management solution is responsible for monitoring, managing, securing, and supporting mobile devices deployed across mobile operators, service providers and enterprises.

Alan Panezic (News - Alert), vice president for Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at RIM, said that BlackBerry Mobile Fusion allows organizations to manage a mixed environment of devices in the most secure, simple, and cost efficient manner possible.

“It also means that businesses and government do not have to move to the lowest common denominator on security for all the devices they need to manage,” Panezic said in a statement.

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion consolidates the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry OS including support for BlackBerry PlayBook and future BlackBerry 10 devices, as well as Android (News - Alert) and iOS. In addition, it also provides a single, unified, Web-based console to easily manage all devices.

RIM’s newest mobile device management solution integrates the features and security architecture of BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0.3 in order to provide advanced IT management and controls.

Moreover, the mobile device management solution offers a single outbound security connection which is a 256-bit AES encrypted “BlackBerry VPN” that powers enforceable IT policies and support for BlackBerry Balance technology. Plus, it offers over-the-air app and software installation capabilities for the management of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets.

Additionally, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion allows government workers across the world and approximately 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies using BlackBerry smartphones to leverage the most up-to-date BlackBerry security infrastructure and have flexible options for individually liable devices, while keeping costs low.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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