For those managing smartphones and mobile applications, TMDM can reduce operational costs and increase productivity. It manages multiple devices, automates tasks and reduces help desk calls.
To increase security and compliance, TMDM defines and enforces corporate rules, controlling third-party applications and automating error-prone tasks. The tool also features faster activation, which proactively addresses issues and enables mobile application deployment.
Figure 1: A screenshot of TMDM.
New TMDM features include the following:
- Automated security policy management enables administrators to deploy and update security policies for individuals or groups. A rules-based framework ensures compliance, even when employees are promoted, moved to a different location or terminated.
- Advanced application management simplifies and controls the distribution of mobile applications to reduce failure rates and ensure overall performance -- even during massive deployments.
- The lightweight TMDM Client resides on a handheld, giving service desks a complete device snapshot that includes memory utilization, OS version, installed applications, battery power level, roaming status and more.
System requirements: Exchange Server 2003 or 2007; TMDM also supports BES, Good Mobile Messaging and Microsoft ActiveSync for Windows Mobile and iPhone devices.
Pricing: TMDM is offered as a licensed technology that is installed behind the corporate firewall or as a service with configuration and support-level options. Pricing depends on configuration.
This was first published in February 2009