August 29, 2014

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Montage: Top 10 Things to Know

Mosaic’s Montage is a series here at Mosaic Security Research. Using Mosaic’s extensive research database, we consolidate information about a product category in a quick-hit manner. The goal is to combine a quick summary of the topic, highlight key vendors in the workspace, industry news, and noteworthy research that’s being done in the area.

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Top 10 Things to Know About MDM
1. Definition (What is it?) Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a broad category of tools that enable organizations to centrally manage and control mobile devices. This includes data and application distribution, configuration, and security; as well as policy, security, service management, and inventory control. MDM deployments are often driven by the need to accommodate personal devices (BYOD) on corporate networks.  Still a relatively new category of tools, MDM products are quickly maturing with some vendors offering broader features and integrations.  Expect a significant amount of innovation, mergers, acquisitions, and plugs into other technology such as Network Access Control.




2. Use Cases (Case studies) Automotive

Financial Services

Government

Healthcare

Human Resources

Publishing / Media

Retail

Utilities

3. Selection Tools
Download your comprehensive MDM vendor comparison chart, where you can build your requirements list and generate a shortlist.

4. Large Companies (500+ Employees)
5. Small & Medium-sized Companies
6. Relevant Bloggers & Tweeters @mosaicsecurity/mdm-vendors
7. Discussion (Questions, M&A, product releases, innovations, new challenges, groups)
8. White Papers & Compliance
9. Other Resources
10. Relevant Tweets

 

 

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