Top 10 Mobile Device Management systems

Last updated: May 19, 2023

Mobile Device Management systems allow to create a secure environment for employee mobile devices and apps and manage them remotely
AirWatch Mobile Device Management enables businesses to address challenges associated with mobility by providing a simplified, efficient way to view and manage all devices from the central admin console. Our solution enables you to enroll devices in your enterprise environment quickly, configure and update device settings over-the-air, and secure mobile devices. With AirWatch, you can manage a diverse fleet of Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows PC/RT and Windows Phone devices from a single management console.
MobileIron Platform combines traditional mobile device management (MDM) capabilities with comprehensive security, mobile application management, and mobile content management capabilities. An IT administrator can manage the lifecycle of the device and its applications, from registration to retirement, and rapidly accelerate operationalizing and scaling their Mobile IT infrastructure.
Get endpoint security, device management, and intelligent cloud actions in a unified management platform with Microsoft Intune and Configuration Manager.
Jamf Pro is an Apple device management solution used by system administrators to configure and automate IT administration tasks for macOS, iOS, and tvOS devices. The product includes server and client software that runs on iOS, macOS, and tvOS.
MDM in Minutes: Deploy, Secure and Support Smartphones & Tablets. Every organization needs to see and control the mobile devices entering their enterprise, whether they are provided by the company or part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. MaaS360 mobile device management (MDM) is the fastest, most comprehensive way to make that happen.
Cisco Meraki is the leader in cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security. Cisco Meraki offers the only solution that provides unified management of mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and the entire network from a centralized dashboard.
SOTI MobiControl makes Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) easier than ever before. It empowers companies to securely manage any device or endpoint with any form-factor and any operating system throughout their entire lifecycle; from deployment to retirement. It controls all aspects of business mobility, from tracking physical assets to managing applications and content, all while keeping devices and data safe and secure.
BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) is the only solution you need for secure device, application and content management, with integrated security and connectivity, for BlackBerry, iOS and Android. Deploy, manage and control both corporate and BYOD device users through a simple unified console.
XenMobile delivers complete Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) – mobile device management, mobile application management and enterprise-grade productivity apps – in one comprehensive solution. XenMobile enhances the user experience on BYO or corporate devices without compromising security.
Easy to use mobility management solutions that offer basic and full security control, and productivity like more expensive alternatives. Comprehensive mobile device management (MDM) features give you the protection and confidence to enable BYOD programs, while the intuitive Android experience gives employees seamless access to email and apps. KNOX is a cloud-based MDM solution ideal for enterprises looking to secure their mobile data, while respecting employees’ privacy.
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The only enterprise-grade security and management solution for mobile apps and data that works with or without device management.
Codeproof MDM is an award-winning Unified Endpoint Management(UEM) solution to deploy and manage BYOD and company-owned devices.

Latest news about Mobile Device Management systems

2022. Mosyle rides its device management software to the bank, raising $196M

Mosyle, a mobile device management platform for Apple devices, has raised $196 million. This funding round comes as Moysle introduces a new product, Apple Unified Platform for Business. Mobile device management, or MDM, lets IT admins monitor and manage devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops that access business data. MDM is an increasingly useful technology as more and more businesses count on employees using personal devices to access company apps, which is no doubt why Apple has over the years released MDM features aimed at enterprise customers. Araujo makes the case, however, that MDM with Apple devices remains fraught from a security and privacy perspective.

2022. Fleet nabs $20M to enable enterprises to manage their devices

Fleet, a startup offering a service that helps to track and manage enterprise devices like laptops, has raised $20 million in a Series A. Managing employee devices was already tough for IT teams, but the pandemic made the job even tougher. Fleet aims to address common pain points with a “visibility platform” that manages not only laptops but computing infrastructure, such as Internet of Things (IoT) devices and servers. The company’s product acts as a source of truth for device data, allowing teams to see the health of a laptop battery, for example, or whether a file unexpectedly changed on a production server.

2021. Apple introduces device management solution aimed at small business

For many small businesses, trying to manage their employees’ Apple devices and keep them up-to-date is a huge challenge. These businesses tend to lack sophisticated IT departments, and when devices break down or users have questions, they are often left to figure out things on their own using Apple’s consumer support tools. Today the company announced the beta of a device management solution called Apple Business Essentials aimed squarely at businesses with less than 500 employees. It is designed to manage Apple devices across that lifecycle of the device and it’s comprised of three core pieces. It’s got device management, along with storage, as well as support in one single subscription.

2021. Jamf snags zero trust security startup Wandera for $400M

Jamf, the enterprise Apple device management company, announced that it was acquiring Wandera, a zero trust security startup, for $400 million. Using a set of management services for Apple devices, Jamf provides IT at large organizations. It is the leader in the market, and snagging Wandera provides a missing modern security layer for the platform. The combination of Wandera and Jamf will provide our customers a single source platform that handles deployment, application lifecycle management, policies, filtering and security capabilities across all Apple devices while delivering zero trust network access for all mobile workers

2020. Kandji gets $21M for its Apple device management platform

Kandji, a mobile device management (MDM) startup, has raised $21 million Series A round. Kandji is building a sophisticated zero-touch device management solution to help larger companies manage their fleet of Apple devices, including keeping them in compliance with a particular set of rules. Kandji’s device management streamlines the most common and complex tasks for Apple IT administrators and enables distributed workforces to get up and running quickly and securely. It has almost 200 of one-click policy frameworks. So an organization can go in and browse by compliance framework, or use pre-built templates if it doesn't have a specific compliance mandate.

2020. Microsoft updates its Endpoint Manager with improved macOS support

Microsoft added number of new features for the Microsoft Endpoint Manager, the company’s unified platform for managing and securing devices in an enterprise environment. The service, which combines the features of the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager with the cloud-based tools of Intune, launched just under a year ago. Today’s updates build on the foundation the team created at the time and add improved macOS and iPad support, as well as new tools for connecting mobile devices to on-premises apps and additional productivity tools based on the date the company gathers from the service. The company is also making it easier for corporate IT departments to provision devices for employees remotely.

2020. Codeproof offers free MDM for healthcare organizations in response to COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus has had major economic impact and large numbers of severely ill patients are placing immense pressure on the healthcare industry. Codeproof is offering a solution to support them during these difficult times. Healthcare organizations can get the Codeproof platform free for 6-months. Using the Codeproof MDM platform, healthcare providers can securely access the business apps and data and sensitive medical information required to do their jobs efficiently within regulatory bounds at scale. The platform works with phones, tablets and PCs from all major OEMs using the Android and iOS operating systems.

2019. Google adds new device management and access controls to G Suite

G Suite is getting updates that should help users to keep a lid on both device management and access control. First it’s automatically enabling “basic device management” for each desktop device that accesses G Suite within an organization. In a second update, Google is enabling what it calls “context-aware” access controls for G Suite Enterprise customers based on its “zero trust” security model, sometimes called “BeyondCorp.” The third update today pertains to Google’s G Suite Security Center, which provides analytics services for companies that want to assess any security threats and investigate and take action on any issues that might come up. As of today, security admins can now create automated rules that prompt “remediative actions” or send notifications to the alert center, should certain conditions be met.

2018. SAP to discontinue its MDM platform in 2020

SAP has announced that mainstream maintenance for the SAP Mobile Platform will officially end on the same date in 2020. When SAP bought Sybase for $5.8 billion dollars in 2010, it also acquired Afaria as part of the Sybase Unwired Platform, which has since been renamed the SAP Mobile Platform. Now SAP offers to switch to its Cloud Platform Mobile Services. This single integrated mobile offering serves customers by providing a solution that integrates with both on-premises and cloud-based data sources, while innovating at the speed of the cloud. SAP will also continue to deliver quality enhancements to customers’ existing on-premises investments in SAP Mobile Platform per SAP terms and conditions. All customers with active maintenance agreements can expect the SAP Mobile Platform to be supported per SAP guidelines.

2017. Arxan Technologies acquired mobile app management startup Apperian

Arxan Technologies, the provider of application attack prevention and self-protection solutions, announced its acquisition of Apperian, the mobile application management company. The acquisition will establish Arxan as the industry’s leading provider of application security and management for mobile and IoT applications. Apperian was founded in 2009 and became one of the mobility industry’s leading platforms for securely distributing enterprise mobile apps. Its platform has enabled more than 2.5 million enterprise app installations and earned 12 granted and pending patents. Apperian has seen its contracted user base grow by more than 180 percent in the last 24 months. Apperian will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Arxan and will be led by long-time Apperian executive, Mark Lorion.

2015. VMware acquired Boxer email app to fold it into AirWatch enterprise mobile solution

VMware (that will be soon part of Dell) announced plans to purchase email management app Boxer. The company will fold Boxer into AirWatch, the enterprise mobility management company it purchased 2014 for $1.5 billion. The idea behind that purchase was to provide security when employees are working on mobile devices outside of the office. Boxer takes that mission a step further by giving companies an email management solution that integrates well with other cloud applications like Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Gmail, Salesforce and Outlook, among others. It is taking AirWatch from the realm of simply managing mobility to actually providing one of its own applications, and a popular one at that.

2015. Mobile applications management provider Apperian raised $12M

Apperian, a mobile applications management (MAM) provider announced a $12 million round. Mobile Applications Management is a term for provisioning software developed in-house. You could call it a private app store. While Apperian tends to compete with Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendors like AirWatch (which was sold to VMware) and Good Technology, which was sold to BlackBerry just last week, the company differentiates itself from these vendors by allowing customers to deploy outside of an MDM system. The company believes this gives them a leg up with customers that want to deploy custom apps to partners, consultants and other non-employees who would likely be reluctant to let these companies have access to their phones.

2015. Blackberry to acquire mobile device management vendor Good Technology

BlackBerry, which has lost most of its worldwide handset marketshare, continues to shift its focus to mobile enterprise security. The company announced that it’s purchasing mobile device management vendor Good Technology for $425 million in cash. It’s easy to forget now that BlackBerry was once the undisputed leader in enterprise mobility, but when Apple and Android came along, BlackBerry quickly lost its dominant position. CEO John Chen said in a press conference that the two companies fit well together, especially given that Good’s strength is in iOS, where BlackBerry is not as strong. Chen also pointed out that the company wants to switch to a subscription business, and the vast majority of Good’s revenue comes from subscriptions, giving Blackberry an existing platform to make this transition.

2015. Google launched Android For Work

Google launched Android for Work - a set of technologies that makes it easier for companies to adopt Android and allows their users to bring their own devices to work. The general idea behind Android for Work is to allow employees to use both their personal apps and business apps on the same device while keeping both the business data secure and their personal data outside of the hands of their employees. Android for Work enables features like IT policies and sharing restrictions that segregate the business data from everything else on the device. It support for work profiles that isolate personal and work data and give IT the ability to manage this, provides a Google Play for Work store, and a set of new productivity tools for enterprise users.

2015. MobileIron introduced new Content Security Service for BYOD world

MobileIron has introduced new Content Security Service (CSS) that provides IT with a cloud security umbrella to set document protections across a variety of services, even when employees save documents to a personal account. It brings a level of control at the document level where IT administrators can set whatever document security they wish, regardless of the service, thereby separating security controls from the storage service. IT sets security levels in a control panel and decides which services to include. Out of the box (so to speak), it will support Dropbox and Box. The security works on a number of levels. First of all, it offers encryption and key management. Next, it provides basic data loss prevention (DLP) with remote wiping, document expiration, controls for saving and sharing and so forth. It also offers an audit trail for compliance purposes. Finally, it lets you share encrypted files in-house with teams and other employees.

2015. Good launched new Enterprise Mobility Management suite

Good Technology, a mobile security solutions provider, has launched a new platform that it promises will simplify enterprise mobility management (EMM). Its newly launched Good Management Suite is a cross-platform solution that adds mobile application management, a secure browser and an enterprise-focused application store to its mobile device management (MDM) functionality. The new suite was designed for organizations just getting started with mobile business initiatives. The suite can be used along with other enterprise mobility management suites within its portfolio, providing users "access to a simple solution that expands" as their mobile initiatives evolve. It's priced at $3 per user, per month.

2014. Microsoft promises managed enterprise App Stores with Windows 10

Microsoft previously announced that Windows 10 will contain a single app store that will work across devices. Today, it announced that a “Web-based” store will be an option for companies that want control what apps their employees, say, can install. Apps that are assigned to a user will be up for installation with a single click. This is a play towards the heart of large, enterprise customers. Offer IT folk new tools, and you might get their attention. If you buy your own computer, this won’t impact you, but it could make Windows 10 more appetizing to large enterprise customers that shunned Windows 8. Microsoft is currently rolling out updates to its first Windows 10 preview, aimed at large clients. A consumer preview is expected to land in January.

2014. BlackBerry partners with Samsung to ensure Android security with Knox and BES

BlackBerry is partnering with Samsung to make Android security more robust, using its own mobile device management solution for Galaxy devices Knox, as well as BlackBerry’s BES12. The partnership gives Samsung and BlackBerry a way to dig in and protect market position as Apple and IBM move to own greater share of the enterprise segment. The partnership will allow enterprise customers to opt for deployments of Samsung Knox-capable devices that will let BlackBerry’s enterprise server software control and manage their corporate data buckets, and provide a total firewall between personal and private data. It would also offer up improved core security for Samsung mobile devices, and will see Samsung help sell BES12 to its stable of customers, as well as see BlackBerry add Knox to its list of product offerings.

2014. IBM and Apple partner for joint Enterprise push

30 years ago IBM and Apple dreamt to become the kings of the new personal computer market, but were overplayed by Microsoft, which monopolized the PC market for many years. Time passed, but the offense remained. And recently, IBM and Apple have decided to join forces on the Enterprise mobile market. The proof is on the photo: Ginny Rometta (IBM) and Tim Cook (Apple) are walking and discussing the details of the deal, according to which the companies will jointly optimize IBM MobileFirst, MaaS360 and other IBM business products for iPhones and iPads, and will sell them (along with Apple mobile devices) to IBM customer base. Perhaps, Microsoft is the target victim of this deal. In any case positions of Windows Phone and Surface/Windows8 in the Enterprise will be significantly weakened. But maybe, on the contrary, Microsoft overplay the competitors again. With the new boss Satya Nadella, Microsoft is less focused on their platforms and devices, and more focused - on cross-platform services. In particular MS Office 365 already works fine on iOS. At least, much better than on Android. So if the share of iOS-devices on the enterprise market grow - Microsoft will anyway earn more.