Directory: Mobile Device Management vendors in Australia

Directory: Mobile Device Management vendors in Australia

Summary: ZDNet's Australian directory of mobile device management (MDM) vendors has market, product, and contact information on companies that provide MDM products and services.

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When it comes to implementing a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, you could go laissez-faire and see what happens, or you could engage a vendor to provide a mobile device management (MDM) suite. The vendors range from companies with their own handsets to the usual suspects of the software services world to companies focusing solely on MDM.

This is not a paid listing, nor is it an exhaustive list; it's an alphabetic glossary of vendors that provide MDM solutions. Vendors listed below all have some form of presence in Australia.

 
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IBM
Company profile: It wouldn't be an enterprise vendor listing without Big Blue. IBM's Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices offering forms part of its Tivoli suite of software, and serves the whole gamut of mobile operating systems.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise
Featured MDM products & services: IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices
Contact: Level 13, IBM Centre, 601 Pacific Highway, St Leonards, NSW • Phone: 13 24 26
Key links: IBM Endpoint Manager: 30-day trial, customer case studies

 
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BlackBerry
Company profile: The company formerly known as RIM has increased the number of mobile platforms supported on its BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Now the server supports iOS and Android, as well as the new BB10.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services: BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Contact: Level 6, 100 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, NSW • Phone: 61 2 9463 7600
Key links: Employee-owned smartphones, Business solutions

 
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Juniper Networks
Company profile: What does a networking company bring to the MDM table? Quite a bit and then some, when you look at the entire Junos Pulse suite. Focusing on a mobile security angle, Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite is deployed via software as a service (SaaS).
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise
Featured MDM products & services: Mobile Security Suite
Contact: Level 6, 60 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW • Phone: 1300 458 647
Key links: Securing Today’s Mobile Workforce (PDF)

 
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Trend Micro
Company profile: It should come as no surprise that Trend Micro views mobile management through the prism of security. Its products supports iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services: Trend Micro Mobile Security
Contact: Level 3, 2-4 Lyon Park Road, North Ryde, NSW • Phone: 02 9870 4888
Key links: Why Trend Micro?, Endpoint and Mobile Device Security

 
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CSC
Company profile: If the idea of managing a mobile fleet sounds like too much trouble, then why not have someone else take care of it all for you? This is the thrust of CSC's pitch, which intends to provide a one-stop shop with its managed subscription service.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise
Featured MDM products & services: Next Gen Mobile Device Management
Contact: 26 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park, NSW • Phone: 02 9034 3000
Key links: Mobility Solutions, Managed Network Services Case Studies

 
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AirWatch
Company profile: AirWatch is a pure enterprise mobility company that offers management of iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Symbian. It is even able to manage Windows Mobile devices and Mac OS X. Deployment options available are SaaS, on-premises, or as an appliance.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services: Mobile Security Management, Mobile Device Management
Contact: Suite 4, Level 4, 695 Burke Road, Camberwell, Vic • Phone: 1300 738 254
Key links: White Papers, Case Studies, Pricing

 
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Microsoft
Company profile: If you have an Active Directory installation and feel the need to add some MDM capability to it, then Microsoft's Intune solution is for you. It supports Windows Phone 8, iOS, and Windows RT out of the box, with Android and Windows Phone 7 support available via Exchange ActiveSync.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows Intune
Contact: 1 Epping, Road, North Ryde, NSW • Phone: 13 20 58
Key links: Windows Intune 30-day trial

 
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MobileIron
Company profile: MobileIron is another pure MDM vendor that offers the ability to manage not only mobile devices running iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, BlackBerry, and Symbian, but also OS X. Deployment options include on-premises or SaaS.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services: MobileIron VSP, MobileIron Connected Cloud
Contact: Level 57, MLC Centre, 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW • Phone: 02 9238 1907
Key links: FAQ, Case Studies, Whitepapers

 
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Symantec
Company profile: Symantec's mobile suite is like a hydra. The first head is its Mobile Management product that can be installed as a stand-alone product or as a module for Microsoft SCCM or Symantec IT Management Suite and function for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. The second offering is App Center for iOS and Android devices. The third is its Mobile Security product for Android and Windows Mobile devices.
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: Level 14, 207 Kent Street, Sydney, NSW • Phone: 1800 000 423
Key links:  Data sheets & white papers, Trialware: Symantec Mobile Management 7.2

 
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Sophos
Company profile: Would it shock you to learn that Sophos touts its security credentials when it comes to mobile devices? I thought not. Sophos offers on-premises and SaaS deployments of its Mobile Control software and supports iOS 4+, Android 2.2+, Windows Mobile 6.1+, and BlackBerry.
Geographical region: Global
Target markets: Enterprise, SMB
Featured MDM products & services: Sophos Mobile Control, Sophos Mobile Encryption, Sophos Mobile Security Free Edition, Sophos Complete Security Suite
Contact: Level 11, One Elizabeth Plaza, North Sydney, NSW • Phone: 02 9409 9100
Key links: Mobile Device Management Buyers Guide, Mobile Security Toolkit

Topics: BYOD and the Consumerization of IT, Consumerization, Mobility, Australia

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  • Go with Microsoft's Intune

    You can thank me later.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windowsintune/pc-management.aspx
    hubivedder
  • Australian vendors?

    Most of the vendors in the list are international, and it is funny how one Australian owned and designed solution called Silverback was overlooked.
    zaitsman
  • Moving away from old device management model

    There's a big move away from device management, it's expensive and more and more unnecessary and most of the solutions don't mix well with personal preferences.

    As you can't predict what devices people are bringing, and what level of access people want to give you, you can't rely on the awesome work Microsoft and Blackberry have done on their OS, and as Tizen, firefox mobile and others come out.

    This is why cross-platform apps are getting more popular also. Forrester and Gartner are indicating this is clearly the future of enterprise mobile. It's interesting stuff. People don't want you messing or deleting anything from their phone, and most phones can't manage contacts, photos and social accounts as separate entities (work and home), so it's makes for a interesting issue.

    One of the big moves is to single-app secure containers (with sandboxed apps and vpn tunneling) which contain all web apps. There's an interesting one called Sencha space that allows all your mobile web apps to be launched and interact with each other in a single app... I know Telstra and others are moving to this kind of solution and I think it is sensisbile BYOD. I've heard too many horror stories of central old-school BYOD systems wiping people's photos and contacts when they left a company.
    dawesi