Zenprise has launched its updated mobile device management tools, MobileManager 7.0, to offer better security protections and control to enterprise mobile devices.
MobileManager 7.0 includes new security features for enterprise-based mobile devices, as well as advanced support for mobile data and new integration with business apps.
Among the added security features are a geo-fencing system that allows mobile user devices to be tracked using GPS. The feature would allow for administrators to turn off a device that has been taken outside of a predetermined area.
Samsung Safe device integration is also included as part of MobileManager 7.0. The feature allows for companies using Samsung devices to lock down specific applications so employees can only use work-related apps on the job.
The new MobileManager now comes with secure integration for Microsoft Sharepoint and Office360. Administrators will now also be granted a one-click configurable dashboard that Zenprise claimed will simplify administation.
Zenprise's latest update comes at a time when more businesses are beginning to embrace mobile operations. The company see's the mobile adoption growing into a variety of new business avenues.
"One of the major trends were seeing is organisations are going from considering mobility as being a liability in the company to now sort of leaning forward," Zenprise director of product marketing Jamie Barnett told V3.
"[Companies] are getting more progressive about using mobile as a secret weapon or a sort of a strategic advantage."
Barnett shared the story of a luxury hotel line that equipped its valets with iPods as an example of the creative ways companies are using mobile offerings.
The hotel chain worked with Zenprise to gain tools that allowed valets to know when they were close to a car that needed to be sent back to its owner. The mobile integration reportedly reduced guest wait time from 20 minutes to five.
Zenprise's MobileManager 7.0 is available now. Pricing starts at $4 per month for each device used.
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