BoxTone, a provider of enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, and Apperian, Inc., a provider of mobile application management (MAM) solutions, announced a strategic alliance to give enterprises a proven one-stop solution for full lifecycle enterprise-grade mobile device and application management.
The joint offering couples BoxTone's advanced mobile service management (MSM) platform, which secures, manages, monitors, and supports the leading mobile devices, users, and services, with Apperian's innovative Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE), that enables businesses to securely create, deploy, and manage mobile applications.
This first-of-its kind full lifecycle solution—with the industry's most complete, end-to-end mobility management capabilities—accelerates an enterprise's mobilization initiatives through faster deployment of secure mobile devices and applications. Now organizations can simultaneously reduce the time to develop and deploy business applications while also ensuring highest quality of service and security.
"We're seeing significant growth in the number of companies building line of business mobile applications, which has increased the pressure for fast and easy application development, deployment, and management," says David Patrick, CEO, Apperian. "By partnering with BoxTone, customers who are looking for help managing mobile devices and applications can now source our full lifecycle of application management and also ensure that their business data and devices are secure, supported and manageable."
"The market is moving beyond basic mobile device management, where mobility increasingly requires both fine-grained mobile application management and a full-lifecycle mobile management platform to deliver on its business potential," says Alan Snyder, CEO of BoxTone.
"Partnering with Apperian to incorporate its world-class application management solution into our portfolio delivers the best of both capabilities to the enterprise market. Apperian's granular application-level controls and application-level data combined with the BoxTone MSM Platform helps the enterprise rapidly and safely expand mobilization efforts to include business-critical applications," he adds.
BoxTone's full lifecycle EMM solution goes far beyond Mobile Device Management (MDM)—which is limited to the initial activation, provisioning, configuration and change tasks for a device—to span comprehensive capabilities for mobile security, support and operations. With BoxTone, enterprises get a unified mobile management platform that provides a single point of control to address the full mobile lifecycle.
The supported smartphone and tablet devices include BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows Mobile/Phone 7. Mobile messaging support includes BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Microsoft ActiveSync and Good Technology. The flexible open architecture of the BoxTone MSM Platform enables rich integration across a variety of BoxTone MSM Platform Partners including Apple, RIM, Google, Microsoft, HP, IBM, LogMeIn, and now Apperian.
Apperian's EASE is a cloud-based MAM platform for enterprises to create, deploy and manage mobile applications. It provides a developer SDK, templates for creating native apps, rapid provisioning, secure deployment and an easy update process; all via a client branded app catalog. It allows developers and IT professionals to derive the benefits of faster app creation, easy test and deployment, and a completely familiar user experience.
The BoxTone-Apperian solution is generally available now, through a plug-n-play integration model. For more information about BoxTone's solutions, go to: www.boxtone.com
. For more information about Apperian's solutions, go to: www.apperian.com