Almost immediately after the release of Apple’s (News - Alert) iOS 6, AirWatch has assured the market of full support in Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM), Mobile Content Management (MCM), Mobile E-mail Management (MEM) and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) management for devices running on the operating system (iPhone (News - Alert), iPod Touch and iPad devices).
The innovative features unique to the iOS 6 include Siri and Passbook improvements together with renovated photo, mail, phone and map applications. Additional capabilities that allow third party software to interface more intimately with the Os are the new integrated MDM benefits.
The MDM solution from AirWatch (News - Alert) manipulates iOS 6 to enable bodies of interest to disable shared photo streams, Passbook display on the screen of a locked device, enable automatic removal of profiles after a given time frame, set device wallpaper for lock screen, home screen or both and prevent recent contacts from synchronizing with your e-mail server.
In addition to this, there will be additional MDM capabilities that will only be applicable to devices configured in the supervised mode with the Apple Configurator. These will include; locking down a device to one app with the App Lock feature and disabling the home button, forcing all device connectivity to channel through a global HTTP protocol, prevent installation of certificates or unmanaged configuration profiles and disabling iMessage, GameCenter and iBookstore. This will also come with a content rating restriction for iBookstore.
“Same day support for Apple iOS 6 is critical for our enterprise and education customers to support their BYOD initiatives. IT administrators around the world depend on AirWatch to empower their employees with the latest devices while maintaining the highest security standards,” said John Marshall (News - Alert), CEO, AirWatch, who believes that the company has the potential to meet and even go beyond the expectations of its customers in the quality of MDM solutions they deliver to the market.
This early move to secure a slot in the ‘scramble and partition’ of iOS 6 will no doubt increase AirWatch’s grasp in the management solutions aimed at augmenting the mobility of individuals thus enabling the dream of staying connected and productive while on the go.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey