Company Extends Mobile Device Management to Android Smartphones, Tablets
PLEASANTON, Calif. - January 23, 2013 - ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced it now manages Android devices in the latest version of its desktop and mobile device management (MDM) software, Desktop Central. The move extends the mobile device management support in Desktop Central to include smartphones and tablets running Google's popular mobile OS as well as devices running Apple iOS. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/gGdTA.
Android remains a dominant player in the mobile device market. IDC estimates the worldwide tablet market hit 122.3 million units in 2012, with Android capturing 42.7 percent of the market. By 2016, the tablet market is predicted to reach 282.7 million units. Android's market success is being driven by factors such as its open source platform as well as the variety and competitive pricing of Android devices. In turn, enterprise will continue to feel the impact of increased Android adoption as a growing number of users request access to corporate data from their personal Android devices.
"The mobile usage trends will eventually drive sharp increases in demand for enterprise MDM solutions that embrace BYOD while ensuring enterprise data security," said Mathivanan Venkatachalam, director of product management at ManageEngine. "The growing Android market and increasing demand for Android support among our customer base encouraged us to add Android support to Desktop Central as quickly as possible."
Support for Android devices follows on the recent inclusion of iOS MDM capabilities in Desktop Central, a move that has already won praise from users like Blake Rodemeyer, IT manager, Guaranty Bank & Trust.
"We were looking for MDM features that can help us to track inventory of mobile devices, view software versions in a dashboard, and more importantly, it should be user friendly and cost effective," said Rodemeyer. "Desktop Central helped us to achieve it."
Desktop Central 8 is available immediately. Prices start at $10 per computer annually for the Professional Edition. The MDM add-on module support is available on all the editions, and prices start at $15 per device annually. The Free Edition of Desktop Central manages up to 25 computers and two mobile devices. A free, fully-functional trial version is available at http://www.manageengine.com/products/desktop-central/download.html
For more information on Desktop Central, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/desktop-central/. For more information on ManageEngine, please visit http://www.manageengine.com; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.
Desktop Central is web-based desktop and mobile device management software that helps in managing thousands of servers, desktops and mobile devices from a central location. It automates the complete lifecycle management of desktops and mobile devices from provisioning to retirement. For more information on ManageEngine Desktop Central, visit http://www.manageengine.com/desktop-central/.
ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower an IT team to meet an organization’s need for real-time services and support. Worldwide, more than 65,000 established and emerging enterprises - including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 - rely on ManageEngine products to ensure the optimal performance of their critical IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, applications, desktops and more. ManageEngine is a division of Zoho Corp. with offices worldwide, including the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://www.manageengine.com/; follow the company blog at http://blogs.manageengine.com/, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ManageEngine and on Twitter at @ManageEngine.