AirWatch and Telstra combine MDM with voice and data plans

Infotech Lead Australia: AirWatch has announced a partnership with Telstra Australia to bundle Mobile Device Management (MDM) with voice and data services forming T-MDM (Telstra Mobile Device Management).AirWatch is the largest Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) provider. The AirWatch MDMsolution is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 devices and can all be managed in a single, web-based console.The platform, powered by AirWatch and hosted in the Telstra infrastructure, delivers efficiency to customers to bundle in MDM as part of their enterprise mobile data service, provide a device management capability as a service instead of having to deploy and manage infrastructure in their own premises.

“We partnered with Telstra to provide an offering not seen in Australia before – cloud-based mobile device management as part of mobile data plans, or licensed separately, allowing IT Departments to leverage mobility and cloud through secure and managed deployments.”

“The growth of mobile devices for our customers has created the demand to manage both company-supplied and BYOD devices,” said Tim Webber, director, Telstra Mobile. “Telstra’s Mobile Device Management provides a single platform to manage smartphone and tablet fleets of any size and allows customers to easily configure devices over-the-air.”

The platform also enables automatic installation, upgrades and maintenance over-the-air via Telstra’s secure cloud. It will help with management of WiFi and non-Telstra devices. T-MDM also provides future opportunities for additional application and service deployments.

T-MDM encourages businesses to enroll mobile devices in their business environment, configure and update device settings over-the-air. It helps enforce security policies and compliance, secure mobile access to corporate resources and remotely lock and wipe managed devices. The solution is a component of how Telstra addresses corporate requirements to support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) adoption.

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