Today, Apple is releasing iOS 7, and I am proud to say IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices supports it today as well. Our developers have worked very hard to ensure our customers will be able to take advantage of many of the new features specifically geared towards enterprises in iOS 7, including per-app VPN, control of “open-in,” and better application and security management. While upgrading an operating system is a challenge for any enterprise, having a tool that supports new, relevant, operating systems as soon as they are launched, minimizes the disruption and uncertainty around those upgrades.
As I have said before, and has been said by others much more eloquently, iOS7 solidifies Apple’s position as the best enterprise platform for mobility, as well as the most secure platform for BYOD. I am hopeful that iOS7 will do more than just improve enterprises’ ability to support mobility. Hopefully, it forces other players in the mobile space (Google) to do a better job of building in capabilities for mobile device management tools to help enterprises manage the large variety of devices and OSes that cause great difficulties for organizations.
With IBM Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, customer can securely enable BYOD, with a consistent management, security and compliance platform for not only mobile devices, but also for desktops, laptops, and even servers. IBM Endpoint Manager provides a consolidated view of all devices within a single console and reporting structure, making compliance with corporate policy easier than ever before