Zenprise, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise mobile management and device management software, announced it is the first mobile management software provider to support the Apple iPad through its award-winning MobileManager platform. This will enable IT departments to monitor, track and secure iPads. Zenprise also supports BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm WebOS, Windows Mobile and Android devices.
The iPhone first entered the enterprise following widespread consumer adoption. If the iPad is to follow a similar trajectory, consumers will likely seek to connect their personal iPads to the corporate network. The iPad will be widely available in US stores on April 3, and hundreds of thousands of devices have already been pre-ordered.
"In today's enterprise environment, an employee's mobile device is an increasingly personal choice and end users want flexibility on which device to use when they're mobile," said Ahmed Datoo, vice president of marketing, Zenprise. "Zenprise's ability to support mobile devices such as the iPad right at the onset of consumer adoption is a major advantage for our enterprise customers. Automating and quickly remediating device issues allows IT departments to be just as flexible in supporting, managing and securing whatever device the employee uses, including the iPad."
Zenprise's support for the iPad allows IT departments to cost effectively manage a complex, heterogeneous mobile environment by providing:
- Discovery: Zenprise will auto-discover all iPads connecting into the enterprise and provide reports of iPads by user, department or geographic regions
- End-to-End Visibility: Zenprise will detect infrastructure-related problems that would prevent an iPad user from accessing enterprise resources such as email -- including the detection of corporate access network problems, carrier issues, backend mail server problems or Web server issues
- Compliance: Zenprise helps IT managers adhere to corporate security policies by ensuring iPad users have appropriate security policies applied (e.g., iPad has a password, will auto-lock after periods of inactivity, etc)
- Automated Troubleshooting: Zenprise runs automated troubleshooting tests to quickly identify and remediate user configuration errors, server configuration problems, network issues or server availability problems
Zenprise's award winning software automates all aspects of mobile management, from monitoring to troubleshooting, from expense management to device management, from security to compliance. Using Zenprise, customers can reduce their mobile TCO costs by over 25 percent, increase customer service levels by over 75 percent and ensure corporate compliance rates of 100 percent. Supported smartphone platforms include BlackBerry, iPhone, Palm, Windows Mobile and Android devices. Founded in 2003, Zenprise is headquartered in Fremont, California and is privately held with funding from investors Bay Partners, Ignition Partners, Mayfield Fund, and Shasta Ventures. Zenprise's executive and product teams bring enterprise software experience from companies such as Mercury, EDS, Zambeel, Bay Networks, and Loudcloud.