Azaleos Corporation, a private cloud services company, announced the new Azaleos Managed Mobile Device Management (MDM) Service.
The MDM service enables enterprises to centrally secure and control leading mobile devices, including employee owned smartphones and tablets.
Azaleos is offering the cloud-based service in both private and public cloud options.
The service is designed to address security, compliance and cost challenges of managing mobile devices. The Azaleos Managed MDM service is based on technology from market leading MDM provider AirWatch and provides proactive 24×7 monitoring and management of company-issued and employee-owned mobile devices.
“With the explosive growth of personal devices in the enterprise, customers have been asking us for a mobile management service that goes beyond Microsoft Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server’s capabilities,” said Scott Gode, vice president of product management and marketing for Azaleos.
“The Azaleos Managed MDM Service combines the infrastructure, expertise and resources to centrally monitor and enforce corporate policies on all mobile devices, regardless of their platform and whether they are owned by the company or the employee. We reduce the complexity and IT resource challenges created by BYOD down to an affordable monthly per user subscription fee,” Gode added.
The launch is significant as the cost of managed mobile devices is expected to soar to $339 per user in 2013, according to Osterman Research.
Last year 32 percent of workers in mid-sized and large North American organizations employed a tablet or smartphone to access corporate resources. This number is expected to reach 50 percent by 2013, according to Osterman Research.
For IT departments, the cost and complexity of managed mobile devices is being compounded because a growing proportion of devices are supplied and owned by individual users. Fulltime employee staff required to manage smartphone users which was 2.9 per 1,000 smartphone users in 2011, is expected to climb to 4.0 in 2013.
“AirWatch is pleased to provide the underlying platform for the Azaleos Managed MDM Service. Customers that need to secure and control a heterogeneous mix of corporate and employee-owned mobile devices can now take advantage of the latest world-class 24X7 managed service from Azaleos to offload a major IT burden,” said Kevin Keith, Business Development Director for AirWatch.