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BYOD solutions

There are numerous BYOD solutions available in the market and most of them address key BYOD requirements including, mobile device management, and security and E-mail management. We have profiled seven prominent solutions to start with.


IBM offers Tivoli product IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices.  This solution is comprehensive and can manage every aspect of an end point. It combines endpoint and security management into a single solution. It can manage physical and virtual endpoints—servers, desktops, roaming laptops, and also specialized equipment such as point-of-sale devices.  In our view this product is a good choice for enterprises with a very heterogeneous device environment, particularly mid to large enterprises.

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HP offers what it calls a unified BYOD solution which integrates security, network management and application management features in it. The solution offers multi device/multi OS support. If you are small and medium sized organization with budgetary constraints, HP offers financial support to fund your BYOD project. Sounds like a good option for SMEs.

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Citrix offers a BYOD solution with features such as an App store, multiple device management, secure access, collaboration and file sharing. Citrix also offers remote support for its users. With the acquisition of Zenprise, a popular mobile device management company, Citrix has added more depth to its solution offering.  While Zenprise’s device manager supported all mobile platforms, it had no support for desktop operating systems.  Citrix might well have addressed this issue. For more information click here


Symantec’s BYOD solution includes Symantec App Center with features like integrated device management, application and content management, application and content protection, Authentication and single sign on and secure app connectivity. Symantec being a leader in Information Security has focused more on the security aspects of BYOD. SMEs may find this solution attractive as it is available in both SaaS and on premise versions.

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Airwatch is probably the largest among MDM solution providers. Airwatch’s mobility suite comprises Mobile Device Management,  Mobile Application Management and Mobile E-mail Management functionalities with adequate security features thrown in.  With presence across 150 countries and tie ups with leading service providers, Aurwatch offers a compelling option for both mid-sized and large enterprises.

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Amtel MDM

Though Amtel is lesser known in the market its solution is a fairly comprehensive one offering support for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows. Its features which include mobile apps management, mobile content sharing, geofencing and geolocation security  and real time usage control among others. Amtel also offers a free starter MDM package that can help you get started off on a pilot.  The pricing looks ideal from a SME standpoint.

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SAP launched it SAP Afaria mobile device management software recently. Afaria offers tighter integration with corporate IT systems and application management features. The software integrates  learnings from SAP’s own deployment of BYOD across the company.  At present the solution supports iOS and Android.  The next version to be launched sometimes this year will offer Windows 8 support. If you are a midsized company with a SAP implementation, this could be a good BYOD choice for you.