Top 11 BYOD Mobile Device Management Software Systems
One core element of the overall Enterprise Mobility story is “Bring Your Own Device” or BYOD. Individuals are coming to the office and saying they want to be mobile while performing their job function because in their personal lives they use this technology. IT needs to have a strategy to address users’ needs and expectations as they bring their own device onto the network. It’s not going to be one type of device, users are the focus and they are spurring a device revolution at an unprecedented rate.
Let’s take a look at the building blocks of BYOD:
- Collaboration applications are driving most BYOD strategies. Users will be using applications like web, voice and video conferencing to conduct business.
- Workspace management is critical and usually involves an MDM solution.
- Secure Mobility is necessary to ensure mobile access is controlled and risks are mitigated.
- Policy Management goes towards some of the enforcement and mitigation against risks.
- And then we have core infrastructure consisting of wired and wireless networking infrastructure and management platforms.
BYOD is really just the tip of the iceberg however. There is the tactical nature of simply addressing the need to allow iPads on the network. But there are strategic concerns across the organisation as well. The CEO has a need to to retain and attract top talent who highly value their devices. They need to ensure workers can be more mobile and more productive. The CIO needs to protect intellectual property and confidential data as well as enabling users on diverse platforms without compromising the experience. IT needs to support multiple device types without increasing cost or complexity. They also need to provide policy-based access to devices for employees, partners, and contractors. Finally, there is a need to enable legacy applications on diverse mobile operating systems.
The question for CIOs is where to start. The first step is to understand BYOD is more than just Mobile Device Management (MDM). There is a need for an optimal underlying network and security infrastructure to support any BYOD strategy.
With regards to the core infrastructure, current networks were not designed to handle the explosion of devices and support the mobile usage of high bandwidth applications on these devices. From a coverage and capacity perspective, current networks are not sufficient to support BYOD.
For IT system integrators, there is a huge opportunity for network infrastructure refresh in order to support an effective BYOD strategy. This refresh opportunity is not restricted to the wireless infrastructure. There is plenty of opportunity in the wired closet for consultants to help clients implement connectivity & switching gear, security infrastructure and media server technologies.
In summary, BYOD is more than MDM as the need for an optimal underlying infrastructure leads to a product refresh opportunity. IT system integrators should focus on this refresh opportunity by engaging their Security teams on joint Networking opportunities in client BYOD discussions.
Top 11 BYOD Mobile Device Management Software Systems:
Pulse Secure provides a consolidated offering for access control, SSL VPN, and mobile device security. Contact Pulse Secure at 408-372-9600 to get a free demo.
The cloud SaaS based enterprise mobile security and mobile device management (MDM) software for BYOD devices including IoT.
FileWave offers a single solution for managing apps, devices, and more for Mac, Windows, and mobile devices. Learn how we can simplify your multi-platform endpoint management.
Leaders in Enterprise Mobility Management, Mobile Device Management(MDM), Mobile Device Lockdown, Kiosk Secure Browser for Android, iOS and Windows.
Citrix delivers people-centric solutions that power a better way to work by offering secure apps and data on any device, network or digital workspace.
SOTI is a proven leader at creating innovative solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of business-critical mobility and the IoT. SOTI helps businesses around the world take mobility to endless possibilities.
Sophos makes IT security simple, delivering the next generation of IT security solutions that protect millions of people against known and unknown threats worldwide.
Moki makes device management simple. Easily deploy, manage, and maintain Android & iOS devices with our powerful management software tools.
Relution is your infrastructure for Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile App Management (MAM) and your Enterprise App Store. Manage mobile devices and distribute apps easily.
We provide self-care, device care and AI backed knowledge management solutions. Our IoT & M2M solutions enhance the connected consumer experience.
Supercharge your Mobile Device Management(MDM) and Mobile Expense Management(MEM) with GPS tracking and geofencing by Fluid Mobility.
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