EMM overview

Enterprise mobility management (EMM) combines user, applications and content management with strong data security to help users quickly connect to corporate resources. A mature EMM solution simplifies device management and configuration, helps initiate enrollment requests, distribute apps and documents, and enables greater collaboration. In a remote work world, conventional EMMs must be able to provide employees with seamless access to intranet sites and use the VPN capabilities of their devices to access corporate apps and data with ease and speed.


Protect Microsoft Office 365 content

Secure Microsoft Office 365 apps and content on your organization’s smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. Identity management and flexibility help keep your users productive and your deployment secure.

Built-in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS)

Deliver single sign-on (SSO) and multifactor authentication (MFA) to native and cloud apps. IT can use security features that enforce specific conditional access rules to limit application access for out-of-policy mobile devices. These features help eliminate the use of weak passwords and enhance data security for enterprise resources.

Remote support and control

Easily obtain visibility into remote end-user devices and perform remote control on those devices, where allowed, whether attended or unattended. TeamViewer provides a remote help desk mechanism providing end users assistance regardless of their location.

Platform for enterprise mobility management

The IBM Security MaaS360® with Watson® enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution offers a single, comprehensive platform for all your mobile assets.

You can initiate enrollment requests and configure smartphones, tablets, laptops and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, both personal and corporate-owned. The platform integrates with your existing infrastructure and helps you automate compliance rules, distribute applications and documents, contain corporate data and provide remote help desk support.

EMM solutions

Mobile device management (MDM)

Take control of iOS, Android, macOS, Windows and Chrome OS devices — from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops to ruggedized devices and the IoT. MDM solutions offer granular device policy options to deliver adequate support for any device use case.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Every employee has a preferred device for work and BYOD policies exist to suit their needs. Whether a personal smartphone, tablet or laptop, BYOD supported by an EMM solution grants anywhere, anytime access without compromising security.

Unified endpoint management (UEM)

UEM solutions continue the evolution from EMM and MDM to provide a single solution for all device types. By adding mobile threat defense, artificial intelligence insights, out-of-the-box, single-sign-on and conditional access, UEM provides a robust risk management posture without disrupting employee productivity.

Mobile security

Today’s workers expect fast and easy access to the apps, content and data they need to be productive. IT teams must meet this expectation without compromising security. See how AI and mobile threat defense allow security professionals to proactively defend against threats targeting users, devices, apps, data and the network.

IBM Mobility Success Services

Curated mobility services offerings help you get the most out of your MaaS360 investment throughout the UEM lifecycle. IBM Mobility Success Services Security Expert Labs engagements scale from SMB-tailored offerings to large enterprise projects.

The value of EMM

In its Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) Study for UEM, Forrester Consulting interviewed customers with years of experience using IBM Security MaaS360 with Watson to help IT and security decision makers identify the costs and benefits of their UEM investment decision. A 160% return on investment was just the start.


Explained: Enterprise mobility management

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Unified endpoint management for dummies

Seeking a transition from EMM to UEM? This IBM limited edition ebook discusses why UEM is necessary, how it addresses complex problems and where IT can turn for help.

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