|[January 23, 2013]
ManageEngine Fortifies Desktop Central With Android Device Support
PLEASANTON, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
the real-time IT management company, today announced it now manages
Android (News - Alert) devices in the latest version of its desktop and mobile device
management (MDM) software, Desktop
Central. The move extends the mobile device management support in
Desktop Central to include smartphones and tablets running Google's
popular mobile OS as well as devices running Apple iOS. For more
information, visit http://ow.ly/gGdTA.
Android remains a dominant player in the mobile device market. IDC (News - Alert)
estimates the worldwide tablet market hit 122.3 million units in 2012,
with Android capturing 42.7 percent of the market. By 2016, the tablet
market is predicted to reach 282.7 million units.1 Android's
market success is being driven by factors such as its open source
platform as well as the variety and competitive pricing of Android
devices. In turn, enterprise will continue to feel the impact of
increased Android adoption as a growing number of users request access
to corporate data from their personal Android devices.
"The mobile usage trends will eventually drive sharp increases in demand
for enterprise MDM solutions that embrace BYOD while ensuring enterprise
data security," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product
management at ManageEngine (News - Alert). "The growing Android market and increasing
demand for Android support among our customer base encouraged us to add
Android support to Desktop Central as quickly as possible."
Feature Highlights of Android MDM in Desktop Central
Data wipe - IT staff can remotely wipe the data from a stolen or
misplaced device or remove the corporate data from the device when an
employee leaves the company to prevent confidential data falling into
the wrong hands.
Mobile application management - IT professionals can distribute
and manage in-house and Google Play store apps. Technicians can
distribute apps based on user requirements and track the complete
inventory of all the apps installed on the mobile device.
Configuring profile/policy - IT technicians can create polices
that can restrict users from accessing the Internet (EDGE or packet
data), thereby ensuring data security by preventing users from exporting
corporate data. Similarly, certain device features such as camera and
Bluetooth can be disabled.
Default option to run background applications - Companies can
enforce that certain, mandatory applications run on user mobile devices,
to provide connectivity or to conform to enterprise policies. Desktop
Central ensures these applications run at all times in the background,
and users may not close them accidentally while accessing other
Support for Android devices follows on the recent inclusion of iOS MDM
capabilities in Desktop Central, a move that has already won praise from
users like Blake Rodemeyer, IT manager, Guaranty Bank & Trust.
"We were looking for MDM features that can help us to track inventory of
mobile devices, view software versions in a dashboard, and more
importantly, it should be user friendly and cost effective," said
Rodemeyer. "Desktp Central helped us to achieve it."
Pricing and Availability
Desktop Central 8 is available immediately. Prices start at $10 per
computer annually for the Professional Edition. The MDM add-on module
support is available on all the editions, and prices start at $15 per
device annually. The Free Edition of Desktop Central manages up to 25
computers and two mobile devices. A free, fully-functional trial version
is available at http://www.manageengine.com/products/desktop-central/download.html.
For more information on Desktop Central, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/desktop-central/.
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About ManageEngine Desktop Central
Desktop Central is web-based desktop and mobile device management
software that helps in managing thousands of servers, desktops and
mobile devices from a central location. It automates the complete
lifecycle management of desktops and mobile devices from provisioning to
retirement. For more information on ManageEngine Desktop Central, visit http://www.manageengine.com/desktop-central/.
1 Source (News - Alert): IDC, http://ow.ly/gGmqO
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