Mobile device management (MDM) is a security software solution that allows IT administrators to monitor, manage and secure employees’ mobile devices including cell phones, tablets and laptops. MDM software is often combined with additional security services and tools such as Mobile Application Management (MAM), Identity and Access Management, and Enterprise File Sync and Share, to create a complete mobile device and security Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution. The intent of MDM is to optimize the functionality and security of mobile devices within the enterprise while simultaneously protecting the corporate network.


There are many MDM providers out there that can help you stay on top of all the mobile devices in your network, but how do you decide which is best for your business?


We’ve compared 5 of the most popular MDM tools to help make the decision easier for you.


SOFTWARE Microsoft Intune VMWare AirWatch MobileIron EMM ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus IBM MaaS360
WHAT IT IS An integrated console for the advanced management of mobile devices and enterprise apps. A leading mobile device management software solution. A modern and secure solution for enterprise-wide management of mobile devices. An award-winning and robust mobile device management solution that provides IT operations and various organizations with the capability to manage their mobile devices from a central location, enforce policies for devices to achieve compliance, protect enterprise mobile emails, and share documents across mobile devices securely. Enables the management and security of all devices in an enterprise as well as the applications and content embedded therein.
COST $6 a user per month $3.61 a user per month $50 a device per year $10 a device per year $4 a user per month
FEATURES Device enrollment, device compliance, device management, mobile apps deployment, mobile apps configuration and monitoring, conditional access settings, users and group management, user roles controls Easy Onboarding, Quick Configuration, Bulk Provisioning Programs Support, Device Restrictions Control, MDM Policies Configuration, On-Demand Installation, Backend Resources Connection, Device-Level Encryption, Data Encryption, Hardware Security Policies, Passcode Enforcement, Security Policies Configuration, Data Loss Prevention Policies, Malware Threats Monitor, Jailbreak Alert, Remote Device Lock, Remote Device Wipe, Single Sign-On, Dynamic Watermarking, Customizable Quarantine Configurations, Corporate Network Protection, VMWare TrustPoint, Single Admin Console, Multitenant Architecture, Role-Based Access Controls, Real-Time MDM Deployment, Modular Role-Based Dashboards, Detailed Analytics, Report Templates, Granular Event Logging, Data Mart Integration, Remote Commands, Remote Troubleshoot, Basic Management Enabling Employee Self-Service Portal, Visual Privacy Policy Guidelines, Automated Device Setup, User Management Controls, Access Management Controls, ActiveSync Support, Silent App Configuration Push, Certificate-Based Authentication, Non-Compliance Security Measures, Granular Policy Settings, Device Passcode Settings, App-Level Passcode Enforcement, Data Encryption, Email Attachment Encryption, Open-In Controls, Jailbreak Detection, Remote Device Wipe, PCI Compliance, HIPAA Compliance, CJIS Compliance, Email/PIM Applications, Enterprise Applications, Copy-Paste Restrictions, Per-App VPN, Integrated Document Annotation, Document Editing Capabilities, Automatic Data Push, Third-Party Productivity Apps Integration, Corporate Directories Integration, IT Service Management Software Integration, Network Access Control Systems Integration Device enrollment, app management, profile management, email management, kiosk mode, remote troubleshooting, security management, content management, asset management, audit and reports Remote device management, remote app management, interactive app catalog, quick app deployment, content collaboration, real-time document exchange notification, secure apps and data, enterprise systems integration, BYOD support, simple device enrollment, mobile malware troubleshooting, rogue device access revocation, out-of-the box device management, PC and mac security
LANGUAGES English, Chinese, German, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Portugese, Polish, Turkish, Swedish English, Dutch, Turkish English English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Portugese, Polish, Turkish, Swedish English, Polish
AVAILABLE SUPPORT Phone, live support, ticketing, training Phone, live support, ticketing, training Phone, ticketing, training Phone, live support, ticketing, training Phone, live support, ticketing, training
OS SUPPORTED Windows 10, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-based, Windows Mobile Android, iPhone/iPad, Web-based Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-based Windows, Android, Mac, Windows Mobile, Linux, iPhone/iPad, Web-based Windows, Android, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Web-based
SUPPORTED INTEGRATIONS Intune integrates with other Microsoft services such as Azure, Windows 10 and Office 365. Companies also have access to the Microsoft Graph API for workflow tasks automation. No information available. MobileIron has a MarketPlace wherein applications that can integrate with the solution are listed. Supported programs include Office 365, SharePoint, Box, DropBox, and Workplace by Facebook. For more information, visit the MobileIron MarketPlace page. ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus integrates with email platforms. Currently testing MaaS360 integration with BlueMix. Public cloud integration for Docs is also being explored. At the moment, the software fully supports integration with Cisco Identity Services Engine. Connection with Office365 is only managed via mail and not directly from the software. For more information, get in touch with IBM technical support.