Comodo releases Mobile Device Management platform for Android™ and Apple iOS devices.
Date: Mar 17, 2014
Category: News Archive
Comodo licenses users instead of devices in its new Mobile Device Management platform
Comodo, a leading Certificate Authority and Internet security organization, has released Comodo Mobile Device Management (CMDM), a platform providing IT administrators with the capability to secure and manage large-scale deployments of corporate and personal mobile devices. Featuring low cost, user based licensing, it equips administrators with a uniquely powerful management interface which fully automates the enrollment, configuration, and enforcement of corporate BYOD (bring your own device) policies to employee devices.
This unconventional approach to licensing users, instead of devices, allows companies to simplify overall management and slash lifetime deployment costs compared to rival solutions.
The number of employee owned devices in the workplace has exploded in recent years and this trend shows no signs of ending. According to Gartner, BYOD is occurring in companies and governments of all sizes and is most prevalent in midsize and large organizations with 2,500 to 5,000 employees. The quantity and composition of these devices can vary on a daily basis with most users bringing at least one device and an increasing number bringing two or three. Comodo did not think it was fair to charge companies based on this fluid and unpredictable environment and so adopted a common sense, per user pricing schema for their latest offering. This allows companies to more easily formulate cost projections by implementing a flat, per-user charge, whereby each user can enroll up to 5 devices at any one time.
“IT security is in our DNA,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo CEO and Chief Security Architect, “and CMDM is a natural addition to our portfolio of security products. Security is a top concern for BYOD because employees are using their business devices for non-work purposes and they often use a personal device for business uses. These devices contain a tremendous amount of both personal and business information and that data must be protected. Business owners cannot follow their employees around when they’re not at work to ensure their corporate data is protected from criminals; but with CMDM, you can sleep at night knowing your data is safe.”
Comodo Mobile Device Management enhances the security of enterprises by ensuring the security of all corporate or employee-owned devices. It enables remote and seamless control over devices, giving enterprises the power to enforce security restrictions to protect corporate-owned data regardless of the device that holds it. CMDM offers full security coverage with an integrated antivirus engine and allows IT administrators to define device and identity certificates from a trusted Certificate Authority – Comodo.
IT administrators can utilize CMDM to manage the lifecycle of the device and its data by setting device and application level policies, configuring application whitelists and blacklists, and requiring that all enrolled devices be encrypted and compliant before enabling access to corporate email. CMDM is a reliable, scalable platform that provides comprehensive visibility and control over iOS and Android™ devices used in the corporation.