BlackBerry has previewed a multi-platform cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) service at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013. The platform is designed to enable businesses to secure and manage corporate and personal devices. BlackBerry's multi-platform EMM cloud service will offer businesses mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), security standards, and self-service capabilities for the end-user. The platform will be available as a service.
The new cloud-based EMM solution will offer fast deployment with no server hardware or software to install. Administrators can manage and secure smartphones and tablets. The web-based admin console will provide activation and deployment of BlackBerry, iOS and Android smartphones, app management, security policy configuration and compliance monitoring.
Administrators will be able to build a catalog of public apps from the App StoreSM, Google Play and the
Closed beta testing for the cloud-based EMM service is already underway. The service will be available as a single monthly subscription that covers both the license and technical support, and is expected to be generally available by the end of November.
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