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|
|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.|