McAfee today announced the availability of its Enterprise Mobility Management platform, an enterprise mobility solution that helps enterprises support devices such as iPhone and other iOS devices as well as Android devices, offering data protection, security provisioning, compliance enforcement and monitoring, and enterprise integration.
The solution, McAfee EMM 9.0, is built on the Trust Digital Platform, which McAfee acquired earlier this year.
Mobile computing has changed the way businesses work, and Apple’s iPhone and Google Android based devices are fast emerging as the preferred smartphones for enterprise users, indicating a significant shift in the IT and mobile enterprise market. IT departments are increasingly being forced to offer device management and security services in order to support the smartphones that are being used at work.
“As mobile devices become our preferred way to access corporate networks, they are increasingly coming under attack,” said Dave DeWalt, president and chief executive officer of McAfee.
McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management lets companies extend the data center to smartphones in the same way that they do so for laptops, leveraging the native capabilities of the device and the enterprise IT infrastructure to deliver native apps. The McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management solution – with its scalable server-centric architecture – lets organizations manage smartphones, tablets and netbooks with the same control, visibility and security they have with their laptops.
New Features and Benefits Include:
• Enhanced McAfee EMM platform trial and simplified installation process – McAfee EMM software features a completely new installer with necessary platform components, such as .NET and SQL Express, bundled in and automated configuration of other components such as IIS. Inferential authentication allows standalone installation of the system without requiring integration with Microsoft Active Directory.
• A new user interface—offers simple one or two-click navigation and cleaner, easier to understand policy controls
• Deepened support for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices—supporting iOS 4 and MDM, full and selective device wipe real-time jailbreak detection using proprietary McAfee technology
• Deepened support for Android – implemented Android 2.2 MDM, as well as support for the Motorola Droid Pro
Several vendors have released new or updated Mobile Device Management solutions recently including Sybase, MobileIron and Symantec.