IBM Recognized as a Leader in Enterprise Mobile Management

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The FINANCIAL — IBM on December 14 announced it has been positioned as a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q4 2015i. IBM was the only vendor evaluated which received the highest scores in all three categories; current offering, strategy, and market presence (tied with another vendor). According to the Forrester report, “IBM’s complete portfolio paired with a strong partner and services organization gives it the breadth to tackle most customer challenges.”

The report, which outlines the findings of a 25-criteria evaluation of enterprise mobile management (EMM) vendors, includes an assessment of MobileFirst Protect (MaaS360), which is available for cloud-based and on-premise deployments.

Forrester Research analysts found that of the 11 most significant EMM providers, the leading “vendors demonstrated market-leading strategies and offerings across mobile and PC management, threat management, and workforce productivity.”

According to IBM, EMM capabilities, combined with a variety of mobile and security tools enabled through integrations with other MobileFirst and IBM Security products, allow clients to manage mobile from end-to-end – including devices, apps and content – for maximum productivity and security. These flexible and scalable solutions provide organizations with the agility needed to fully embrace enterprise mobility, regardless of company size or industry.

“Our customers use mobile devices and applications in very innovative ways to deliver competitive differentiation. This technology requires a new way to secure corporate data and deliver usable analytics for the CIO and CEO organization,” said Christopher Clark, Vice President at IBM Security. “IBM has a secure mobility platform that gives trust to businesses competing in this era of the mobile workforce and the Internet of Things (IoT). We believe Forrester’s designation of IBM as leader in Enterprise Mobile Management underscores our commitment to enabling organizations to embrace mobility at scale, in every aspect of their business.”

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IBM provides the industry’s most comprehensive set of mobile security and management offerings for secure access, visibility and control, and protection against advanced threats. These offerings span applications running on corporate-owned devices and employee-owned BYOD devices. MobileFirst Protect adds advanced security intelligence with the integration of IBM Qradar, identity management with the integration of IBM Secure Access Manager, and malware protection with the integration of IBM Trusteer.

The IBM MobileFirst Protect can be purchased either as a suite to support large strategic deployments or as individual modules for solving immediate requests and allowing expansion as needs change.


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