Directory: Mobile Device Management vendors in EMEA

Summary:ZDNet's EMEA directory of MDM vendors has market, product and contact information on companies that provide Mobile Device Management (MDM) products and services.

The consumerization and increasing mobility of IT has brought about widespread Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) adoption in businesses. To guard against security breaches, and also to bring these devices into the IT management fold, Mobile Device Management (MDM) suites are available from a wide range of vendors. These companies range from 'pure-play' MDM startups to software-and-services giants like Microsoft and IBM.

This is not a paid listing, nor is it an exhaustive list. It covers a selection of key vendors in the EMEA region that offer MDM suites — deployed either on-premise or as cloud services — with the aim of providing a starting point for your investigations. We've divided the vendor population into two groups, identified by our analysis of several recent research reports: 'leading' vendors on page 1 and 'other' vendors on page 2.

This is a fast-developing field, so expect to see plenty of activity — particularly acquisitions and strategic partnerships — from these companies in the coming months.



Company profile  A leading pure-play MDM vendor with a large installed base, AirWatch offers a feature-rich but competitively priced suite that can be deployed as an on-premise solution, as a cloud-based service or as a dedicated appliance.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  Mobile Security, Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management, Mobile Content Management, Mobile Email Management
Contact  AirWatch, Phoenix House, 202 Elder Gate, Central Milton Keynes MK9 1BE, UK • +44 (0)1908 557700
Key links  White papersCase studies, Pricing


Company profile  BoxTone offers modular solutions ranging from basic MDM to Mobile Application Management to full-scale end-to-end Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). BoxTone offers low entry-level pricing, supports a good range of mobile OSs and integrates well with other EMM vendors (including Good Technology).
Geographical region  Global (but US biased)
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  BoxTone Mobile Device Management, BoxTone Mobile App Management, BoxTone Mobile Support Mansagement, BoxTone Mobile Operations Management, BoxTone Enterprise Mobility Management
Contact  BoxTone, 8825 Stanford Boulevard, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21045, USA • +1 410-910-3300
Key links  Third-party integrations, The BoxTone Difference, Resources, Blog


Company profile  Fiberlink is the only pure-play MDM vendor offering exclusively cloud-based solutions, its MaaS360 product embracing Mac OS- and Windows-based notebooks as well as a range of mobile OS platforms. MaaS360 has a broad reach, covering mobile device and application management, document sharing and expense management.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  MaaS360 (Mobile Device Management, Mobile App Management, Secure Document Sharing, Mobile Expense Management, Laptop Management)
Contact  Fiberlink, 90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ, UK • +44 (0)207 849 3027
Key links  Solutions, Why MaaS360, Trials and Tools, Resources


Good Technology
Company profile  A pioneer of the 'containerization' approach to separating corporate and personal data on mobile devices, Good Technology's core Good for Enterprise suite majors on security and collaboration. The more recent Good Mobile Manager is a simpler standalone MDM product.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  Good for Enterprise, Good Mobile Manager
Contact  Good Technology, Brettenham House, 4th Floor, Lancaster Place, London WC2E 7EN, UK • +44 (0)20 7845 5300
Key links  Product overview, Solutions overview, Industries overview, Resources


Company profile  A leading pure-play MDM vendor, MobileIron offers a feature-rich suite that can be deployed as an on-premise solution or as a cloud-based service. Multiple mobile OSs, including Windows Phone 8, are supported, along with the establishment of secure enterprise app 'personas'.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  MobileIron VSP, MobileIron Connected Cloud, Advanced Mobile Management, MobileIron Atlas, MobileIron AppConnect & AppTunnel
Contact  MobileIron EMEA, 1213 PH Hilversum, The Netherlands • +31 35 5288 170
Key links  FAQ, Case studies, White papers

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Company profile  The BlackBerry was the original managed mobile device, courtesy of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The new BES 10 will, when fully rolled out, bring the management of devices running multiple mobile OSs (BlackBerry OS, Playbook OS, iOS, Android) under one system: currently a mixture of BES 5 and Mobile Fusion is required.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  BlackBerry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry Fusion
Contact  BlackBerry, 200 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire SL1 3XE, UK • +44 (0)1753 667000
Key links  Inside BlackBerry, Consumerisation of IT, BlackBerry Balance


Company profile  Afaria, which SAP acquired when it bought Sybase in 2010, is a scalable mobile device/application management solution that can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud (via Amazon Web Services). One of Afaria's strengths is sophisticated analytics and reporting, thanks to its integration with SAP's BusinessObjects BI solution.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise
Featured MDM products & services  SAP Afaria
Contact  SAP AG, Dietmar-Hopp-Allee 16 (früher: Neurottstraße), 69190 Walldorf, Germany • +49 (0)6227 / 7-47474
Key links  BYOD, Cloud, Free trial


Company profile  Founded in 1995, Ontario-based SOTI has a lengthy track record in IT management, which now encompasses a range of mobile OSs — with a particular emphasis on Android. The company's MobiControl solution offers mobile device, application, security, content and email management, with excellent helpdesk functionality including remote control of Android devices.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  MobiControl, MobiAssist
Contact  SOTI Europe, Pinewood Business Park, Building TS2, Coleshill Road, Solihull, Birmingham B37 7HG, UK • +44 (0)121 368 0675
Key links  Solutions, Why SOTI?, Services


Company profile  Best known as a security vendor, Symantec's 2012 purchases of Odyssey and Nukona have strengthened its position in mobile device and application management. Symantec Mobile Management Suite offers a good set of modular features, with mostly on-premises deployment.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  Symantec Mobile Management Suite (Symantec Mobile Management, Symantec App Center, Symantec Mobile Security)
Contact  Symantec, Ballycoolin Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland • +353 1 803 5400
Key links  Data sheets & white papers, Trialware: Symantec Mobile Management 7.2


Company profile  Acquired by Citrix in December 2012, leading pure-play MDM vendor Zenprise offers both on-premise and cloud-based solutions. The company has recently added mobile content management to its portfolio with the announcement of Zensuite.
Geographical region  Global
Target markets  Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services  Zenprise MobileManager, Zencloud, Zensuite
Contact  Zenprise, 32 Rue des Jeûneurs, 75002 Paris, France • +33 1 5325 0640
Key links  Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Demos and product videos, Solution briefs and datasheets, Webinars, White papers


Topics: Mobility, Consumerization


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