BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM’s mobile device management (MDM) solution is now available for enterprise customers in Malaysia.
Basically what Mobile Fusion does is that it allows for IT departments to manage Blackberry, iOS and Android devices. This would also allow companies to let their employees choose the device that suits their needs best as opposed to limiting their choices only to Blackberry devices due to BlackBerry Enterprise Server(BES) in the past.
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integrates the features and security architecture of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (version 5.0.3), providing advanced IT management and controls, a single outbound security connection (256-bit AES encrypted “BlackBerry VPN”), enforceable IT policies, support for BlackBerry Balance technology, and over-the-air app and software installation capabilities for the management of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets (as well as future BlackBerry 10 devices).
In addition to BlackBerry devices, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion also provides comprehensive mobile device management capabilities for iOS and Android devices including:
- Support for multiple devices per user
- Application and software management
- Connectivity management (Wi-Fi, VPN, certificates)
- Centralized, easy to use, unified web-based console
- Security and policy definition and management
- Asset management
- Configuration management
- Security and protection for lost or stolen devices (remote lock, wipe)
- User- and group-based administration
- High scalability
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is supported in Malaysia by technology partners Silver Ridge and Compurex. RIM is offering a 60 day free trial, so customers can deploy a pilot before purchasing a single CAL. The 60 day free trial is available at www.blackberry.com.my/mobilefusion
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion software is available as a free download and is priced by the number of devices being managed. Client access licenses (CALs) are available for purchase from Maxis, Celcom, Brightstar and BrightPoint.