Google has named IBM MaaS360 with Watson as an Android Enterprise Recommended solution for BYOD, dedicated, and company-owned devices.
A Google-run program Android Enterprise Recommended validates Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) product offerings that are built to an elevated set of solution standards using advanced Android Enterprise features that prioritize modern management methods to help business customers utilize the best of Android. Android Enterprise Recommended EMMs stay current with the latest platform features and work closely with Google to offer regularly trained staff, verified resources and trusted guidance to ensure a consistent, successful deployment, said a press release.
Traditionally, mobile device management (MDM) and EMM solutions have been used to help manage and secure mobile devices in the enterprise. With the advent of desktops, laptops, wearables and IoT devices, organizations need a platform that offers visibility and control over their endpoint and mobile environment: unified endpoint management (UEM). MaaS360 is the only platform that delivers an artificial intelligence approach to UEM to enable endpoints, end users, and everything in between – including apps, content, and data.
MaaS360 includes support for Android in the enterprise, Samsung Knox and Android version 2.2 and higher.
“With significant Android Enterprise activations for MaaS360, we’ve prioritized not only the product roadmap to ensure our clients can adopt the Android Enterprise solution sets, but also training and enablement for the IBM sales and support organizations to best support the platform.” said John Nielsen, Offering Manager, MaaS360, IBM Security. “With the consistency that Android Enterprise provides clients across various Android manufacturers, we do not anticipate the adoption trend to slow down any time soon.”