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.
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
BlackBerry 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
SAP 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
SOTI 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
Absolute Software Company profile Absolute Software is the company behind the widely-used Computrace mobile device tracking product. The combination of its Absolute Manage endpoint management product and Absolute Manage MDM extension provides a single console for managing PCs, Macs and mobile (iOS, Android and Windows Phone) devices. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise, SMB Featured MDM products & services Absolute Manage, Absolute Manage MDM Contact Absolute Software, Aquis House, 49-51 Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1PL, UK • +44 (0)118 902 2000 Key links Resources, Community
Antenna Software Company profile Antenna Software's AMPchroma suite majors on mobile app development and management, backed up with good analytics and reporting tools. A hosted version, AMP Mobile Cloud, is also available. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise Featured MDM products & services AMPchroma, AMP Mobile Cloud Contact Antenna Software, 111 Town Square Place, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA • +1 (201) 239-7980 Key links Why Antenna, Blog, Community, Resources
IBM Company profile IBM entered the MDM market with its 2010 aquisition of BigFix, whose technology was absorbed into the Tivoli stable of systems/network management tools as IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise Featured MDM products & services IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices Contact IBM, P.O. Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU, UK • +44 (0)1475 898073 • 0870 542 6426 Key links IBM Endpoint Manager: 30-day trial, Customer case studies
Kony Company profile Kony majors on mobile app development with its KonyOne platform, but also offers the Kony Enterprise Mobile Management suite for monitoring, controlling, securing and analysing mobile app usage. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise Featured MDM products & services Kony Enterprise Mobile Management Contact Kony, Kings House, Home Park, Station Road, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 8DH, UK • +44 192 327 7983 Key links Why Kony?, Resources, Kony Developer Portal
LANDesk Company profile Best known for its enterprise PC and server management suite, LANDesk also offers an MDM module that can plug into an integrated systems management console. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise Featured MDM products & services LANDesk Mobility Manager Contact LANDesk, 3 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1WA, UK • +44 (0)1344 442100 Key links Why LANDesk?, Blog, Resources
McAfee Company profile Intel-owned security specialist McAfee's Enterprise Mobility Management suite supports a good range of recent and older mobile OSs, and can integrate with the company's security and IT management products via McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise, SMB Featured MDM products & services McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management Contact McAfee, 227 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire SL1 5PP, UK • 00800 122 55624 Key links Demos & videos, Customer stories, Resources
Microsoft Company profile Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) protocol underpins many basic MDM implementations, while the latest version of its cloud-based Windows Intune management tool now uses agents for Windows Phone 8, iOS and Windows RT support (Android and Windows Phone 7 still use EAS). Intune 4 also integrates tightly with Microsoft's enterprise-class System Center Configuration Manager. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise, SMB Featured MDM products & services Exchange ActiveSync, Windows Intune, System Center Configuration Manager Contact Microsoft, Microsoft Campus, Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berkshire RG6 1WG, UK • +44 (0)844 800 2400 Key links Windows Intune 30-day trial, Windows Intune blog
Motorola Solutions Company profile Motorola's Mobility Services Platform lets you manage devices running a range of older mobile OSs (WinCE, Windows Mobile, iOS 4/5, Android 2.2+), as well as peripherals such as card readers and fingerprint readers. Motorola's own rugged, security-hardened Android tablet is, naturally, supported. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise Featured MDM products & services Motorola Mobility Services Platform Contact Motorola Solutions, Jays Close, Viables Industrial Estate, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 4PD, UK • +44 (0)1256 358 211 Key links Mobility Software, Videos
Smith Micro Software Company profile Smith Micro's core business is providing mobile and cable operators with traffic managment, connection management and mobile comms software, but it also has a capable MDM solution in the shape of Enterprise Device Management, and also a Device Management Suite aimed at mobile operators. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise Featured MDM products & services Enterprise Device Management (EDM), Device Management Suite (DM Suite) Contact Smith Micro Software, 8 Lincolns Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP, UK • +44 (0)1252 302369 Key links News room, Blog
Tangoe Company profile Tangoe offers a comprehensive lifecycle management solution for mobile devices, including not only MDM but also TEM (Telecom Expense Management) and device containerisation (separating personal and corporate data). Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise, SMB Featured MDM products & services Tangoe Mobile Device Management Contact Tangoe, 10 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RR, UK • +44 (0)1235 829444 Key links Webinars, White papers, Podcasts
Trend Micro Company profile Security specialist Trend Micro's Mobile Security product offers mobile device, security and application management for iOS, Android, Symbian, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile platforms. It's a plug-in module for Trend Micro's OfficeScan endpoint security suite. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise, SMB Featured MDM products & services Trend Micro Mobile Security Contact Trend Micro, Pacific House, Third Avenue, Globe Business Park, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1YL, UK • +44 (0)1628 400500 Key links Why Trend Micro?, Endpoint and Mobile Device Security
Wavelink Company profile Wavelink's Avalanche is an (on-premise or hosted) mobile device and infrastructure management solution that includes the wireless network. An add-on product provides support for iOS and Android devices. Geographical region Global Target markets Enterprise, SMB Featured MDM products & services Wavelink Avalanche, Avalanche Smartphone Management Contact Wavelink, 3 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1WA, UK • +44 (0)1344 442100 Key links Blog