As Personal iPhones, Androids and Tablets Invade the Workplace, an Estimated 80% of Enterprises do not Have Adequate Security and Management
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amtel, Inc., the industry’s first integrated solution for managing smart device security and telecom expenses, today announced the first free Mobile Device Management (MDM) service targeted to enterprises of all sizes. The announcement comes as mobile devices (both company and employee liable) are rapidly growing as critical business tools and for accessing the enterprise network, creating a myriad of management and security issues for enterprises.
“In addition to the flood of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), where employees use their personal smartphones and tablets to access corporate networks, more businesses are replacing company landline phones with mobile phones,” said Pankaj (PJ) Gupta, CEO of Amtel. “This creates significant security risks, as mobile devices are more susceptible to exploitation by unauthorized users. With IDC forecasting that 140 million smartphones and tablets will be in use by enterprises by the year 2013, it is remarkable that as many as 80% of enterprises currently have no mobile device management and security system in place.”
The new service, Amtel Free Business Mobile Device Management (MDM), will offer the key features enterprises require for mobile security and management, including mobile password security, detection of compromised devices, device information and statistics, application discovery and listing, and the ability to build a central mobile inventory for the management of mobile assets. Like Amtel’s premium MDM service, the free service offers a Web-based console that operates across the leading mobile device platforms, including Ios and Android. It is the only SAS 70 Type II certified solution for MDM, offering the highest level of data security and reliability equivalent to that used by financial institutions. The system is easily installed through over-the-air provisioning within minutes, and there are no limitations on the number of devices an enterprise can enroll.
Amtel has led the market as one of the first MDM providers to offer its premium service through a Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. This enables enterprises to avoid the expensive and time consuming installation of competitive MDM offerings that can come with initial installation costs from $40,000 to $500,000. In the same way that Amtel made its premium MDM and expense management platform more cost effective via its SaaS delivery, it is now making a basic MDM version available for free.
Enterprises that require a more extensive MDM solution that incorporates expense management features to provide a comprehensive mobile device and expense lifecycle management platform can utilize the premium Amtel Mobile Device Management solution. This platform is the only MDM solution that enables enterprises to track, manage and allocate actual carrier expenses for enterprise mobile devices in real-time, instituting mobile policy and generating alerts and spend reports to users based on corporate policies. By integrating MDM and Telecom Expense Management (TEM), the system provides immediate ROI through drastic reductions in mobile telecom costs. The service also provides comprehensive workflow procurement and inventory updating to simplify and reduce the costs of provisioning of new devices to users.
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