Mobile device management (MDM) overview

Secure your business with mobile device management solutions

Effective mobile device management solutions offer advanced capabilities to keep up with the ever-changing mobile landscape. Enterprise IT and security leaders must manage laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Having adequate visibility and management over a broad range of devices and operating systems may seem challenging but can be addressed when the right strategy and tools are in place.


Visibility into your mobile environment

Whether you are managing multiple device types or a mix of corporate-owned and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) endpoints, MDM and enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions help you protect apps, documents, content and data while managing user access and identity to ensure the right employees get the right access to data from the right devices.

One MDM solution for any device with any OS

Manage the most popular device types and operating systems, including Android, iOS, macOS, Chrome OS and Windows 10 — all from a single mobile device management platform.

Seamless user on-boarding

Take advantage of easy, over-the-air (OTA) device enrollment for rapid deployment using the leading cloud MDM platform. With Apple Business Manager, streamline the device onboarding process for Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac. Use Android zero-touch enrollment to deliver a secure, exceptional, out-of-the-box device setup experience to employees.

Mobile device management platform

IBM Security MaaS360® with Watson® offers a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based, comprehensive unified endpoint management (UEM) solution that helps you manage and secure a wide range of endpoints, applications, content and data. It includes mobile threat defense and Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) with multifactor authentication (MFA). Artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics surface issues and provide administrators with insight into what is affected and how to remedy it. 

MDM solutions

Bring Your Own Mobile Device (BYOD)

With a properly managed BYOD program you empower your workers to be more mobile and flexible in how they work. You can see increased productivity, better security, cost reductions and improved employee trust.

Enterprise mobility management (EMM)

Combine user, application and content management with strong data security to simplify the way you manage your device environment. IBM Security MaaS360 EMM helps users quickly connect to corporate resources, enabling greater productivity and collaboration. It also helps organizations protect sensitive corporate data and personally identifiable information (PII) while complying with stringent industry regulations.

Unified endpoint management (UEM)

MaaS360 with Watson unified endpoint management (UEM) helps organizations take a modern management approach, enables a better digital employee experience, and provides advanced security capabilities.

Mobile security

Threats are targeting the network, users, devices, apps and data at unprecedented rate. And yet, your remote workforce needs instant and secure access to work resources, no matter where they’re located. Learn how mobile security helps IT and security teams strike the appropriate balance between security and productivity on devices.

Mobility Success Services

Through curated offerings and custom engagements, IBM Mobility Success Services Security Expert Labs are designed to help you get the most out of your MaaS360 investment through every step of the UEM lifecycle.

Attijariwafa bank safeguards hundreds of mobile devices

With IBM Security MaaS360, the bank’s staff can access emails from personal mobile devices and respond in a timely manner while they’re away from the office.

Mohamed ElNhahas, Head of IS, said, “Compared to other systems, MaaS360 is one of the best and most secure.”


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What’s the difference between MDM, EMM and UEM?

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