Citrix rolls out MDM tool that gives users choice, and no headaches for IT
By Digital News Asia March 19, 2013
- Gives users device choice while enabling IT to meet management and compliance requirements
- Integrates directly with Microsoft Active Directory and public key infrastructure systems
CITRIX has announced XenMobile MDM, an enterprise mobile device management solution which it claimed gives users device choice while also enabling IT to meet its management and compliance requirements.
XenMobile MDM joins other Citrix solutions, including Citrix CloudGateway, Citrix NetScaler, Citrix XenDesktop, GoToMeeting, GoToAssist, Citrix ShareFile, and Citrix Podio, providing organizations with a single vendor for all of their enterprise mobility needs, the company said in a statement.
Users are demanding the freedom to choose their own devices, use any app and access their e-mail and documents from anywhere. Organizations require a solution that addresses these user expectations, while also meeting IT’s need for security, Citrix said.
XenMobile MDM provides the foundation to address these needs through role-based management, configuration and security of corporate and employee-owned devices.
“The promise of mobility hinges on the ability for IT to deliver secure apps and data to users on any device,” said Amit Pandey, group vice president and general manager, Mobile Platforms, at Citrix.
“When customers bring their own devices to work, as is increasingly the norm, IT doesn’t have the tools to manage or secure the content on them.
“With its comprehensive portfolio of mobile solutions, Citrix offers customers the ability to say ‘yes’. Yes to total mobile freedom by providing a complete solution that can manage and secure all devices, apps and data while giving users the ability to experience work and life their way,” he added.
The solution is built on a highly secure architecture and integrates directly with Microsoft Active Directory and public key infrastructure systems, as well as security information and event management tools, the company said.
With XenMobile MDM, users can self-service enroll their devices and IT can provision policies and apps to large groups of devices automatically. IT can blacklist or whitelist apps, detect and protect against jailbroken devices, and wipe or selectively wipe a device that is lost, stolen or out of compliance.
In addition to XenMobile MDM, Citrix now also offers a Mobile Solutions Bundle for Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). The Mobile Solutions Bundle is comprised of XenMobile MDM and CloudGateway and eliminates the need for multiple point solutions from other vendors.
XenMobile MDM and the Mobile Solutions Bundle were available starting Feb 25.