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MetTel Introduces BYOD Backup and Mobile Device Management Solutions


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June 18, 2012

MetTel Introduces BYOD Backup and Mobile Device Management Solutions

By David Gitonga, TMCnet Contributing Writer

As the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon continues to gain popularity within business circles, Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel (News - Alert)) has unveiled two wireless services to help businesses of all sizes manage these mobile devices across their networks. The MetTel Mobile Device Management (MDM) and MetTel Wireless Backup will be available to businesses of all sizes across a variety of devices, operating systems and wireless networks.

According to MetTel’s Director of Wireless Services Max Silber, IT managers are looking to reduce business risks and support costs as mobile devices flood the market. Mobile monitoring of personal devices as well as their usage in the enterprise has thus created the need to “provision mobile devices with the same controls and protections installed in business computers.” Silber said that the MetTel MDM will help reset personal devices to their original settings, removing company applications and access in case the device is lost, stolen or an employee leaves the company. The MetTel MDM comes bundled with multiple MetTel wireless services at no extra charge which, according to Silber, is equivalent to savings amounting to “as much as $1,000 a month for a company with a mobile workforce of 200.”

The MetTel Wireless Backup provides a “bullet-proof back solution in several important ways,” Silber added. “We provide around-the-clock monitoring at three MetTel Network Operations Centers 24/7, 365 days a year. We automatically redirect data traffic when primary connections fail.”

These private connections allow for use of backup capacity from another location in case one location is hit by an outage.

Just last month, MetTel introduced the MetTel Mobile Integration unified communications solution that offers a uniform experience for wireline and wireless phones, both in and out of the office. The SANS First Annual Survey on Mobile Security has shown that more than 60 percent of organizations allow staff to use their personal devices in the workplace with smartphone penetration in the first quarter of the year seeing a 42.55 year-over-year growth rate.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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