While BlackBerry already has their BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 MDM there are quite a few other players in the market. One of them is MobileIron that has announced support for BlackBerry 10 this week. That means they can use MobileIron to manage BlackBerry 10 devices alongside iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 devices. My guess is this is all through ActiveSync using policies and security settings that can be applied that way. Nothing groundbreaking but worthy of note. Their feature set includes the ability to:
- Track inventory of BlackBerry 10 devices, both corporate and personally owned
- Secure email traffic with MobileIron Sentry, MobileIron’s intelligent gateway
- Secure email data by enforcing encryption and password policies
- Wipe the device
Here is what MobileIron had to say:
"Enterprises are dealing with multi-OS environments and the days of IT dictating that employees use specific devices are gone," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "Our customers see mobile technology as a productivity tool. They want their employees to be able choose whatever device they like and we want to make it easy for them to add new devices and apps to their environment. By delivering support for BlackBerry 10 as the devices hit the market, we ensure our customers can support any device their users choose."