Microsoft® System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM)

In today's wireless business world, mobile devices are critical to any IT infrastructure. They arm workers with access to business-critical corporate data—virtually anytime and anywhere. But until now, IT managers have been challenged to manage such devices. Enter Microsoft® System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM), an enterprise-grade mobile device management solution that provides security features, mobile VPN and software distribution for Windows Mobile® devices.

 

With MDM, AT&T customers using Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphones now have access to applications, files, corporate data, and other information located on the corporate network and previously inaccessible without a VPN connection. For example, they can now access information such as price sheets, marketing collateral or legal documents on the corporate network—items that were often previously available only through PCs or laptops.

 

Benefits of System Center Mobile Device Manager:

 

  • Helps reduce the risk to sensitive information if the device is stolen
  • Performs real-time* remote device wipe to help reduce security risks
  • Provides enhanced security features to behind-the-firewall access to mobile users
  • Helps lower maintenance and troubleshooting costs and management complexity
  • Provides greater scalability, with support for thousands of users on a server
  • Gives IT professionals a robust development platform, improved reliability, and better application access and control for Windows Mobile devices

*When connected to compatible Wi-Fi or wireless network

MDM extends your management environment to mobile devices by delivering:

 

 

  • Full integration with Active Directory. Mobile devices can be joined to Active Directory domains and receive over 130 Group Policy settings, so you can define user and device groups and automatically apply consistent settings for mobile device usage
  • Self-service device provisioning and bootstrapping so you can quickly set up new devices
  • Full, single-console inventory data for all enrolled enterprise devices, including device model, make, and software updates. MDM is designed to work well with existing Microsoft monitoring and reporting tools, and includes the ability to run robust reports based on SQL Server 2005
  • Rich software targeting capabilities. With MDM you can deploy targeted firmware and software updates based on Microsoft’s proven and widely deployed WSUS 3.0 technology
  • Enterprise-level control over which applications can and can't be run on managed devices. Whether it's for productivity, compliance, or other reasons, MDM’s "allow and deny" feature empowers you to decide which software applications can run on which devices

 

Enterprise Mobile/AT&T MDM Early Adopter QuickStart Program

 

Developed cooperatively by AT&T and Enterprise Mobile, the Early Adopter QuickStart Program is an exclusive offering designed to assist AT&T customers with deploying the Microsoft mobility solution. To learn more about the Early Adopter QuickStart Program, download the included datasheet. The Program enables enterprises to trial MDM’s unique abilities to manage mobile devices, define access rights, provide additional security features for data transmissions, coordinate over-the-air software updates and protect the corporate network from unauthorized access. Using the program, customers can define their mobility management and security requirements, and build a “test” scenario as well as deploy a proof of concept for evaluation and testing within their environment.

 

MDM is natively supported by the latest version of the Windows Mobile operating system, Windows Mobile 6.1. Windows Mobile 6.1 is now available for free download to AT&T Tilt™, and MOTO Q™ 9h global smartphones from AT&T. Additional new smartphones launched by AT&T later this year will feature Windows Mobile 6.1 with support for MDM.

 

MDM is available through Microsoft retailers. The MDM Early Adopter QuickStart Program is available through a co-sale arrangement between AT&T and Enterprise Mobile.

 

To learn more about MDM, visit www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/mobile/default.mspx

 

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