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MDM solution for Android

Posted on 2014-04-07
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I am looking for a mobile device management solution with a some specific features. We are on Blackberry10 at the moment, but find it a bit troublesome with Andoid and iPhones. Our main goal is to have a solution that works well with Android.
Requirements:
It has to be able to act as a layer of security between the web and my Exchange server. Without that, Exchange has to be published/open on port 443 to the web, which I don't want.
Not too expensive (eg. Good technology!)
Remote device wipe
Ability to force a PIN to be setup

We trialled Airwatch, but their support people couldn't get it working for us!

Any suggestions? Anyone used MobileIron?
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Question by:Cashbuddies
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by:Marc Suarez
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MobileIron is a very capable solution, however all of them tend to work in a similar fashion in the sense that you only have granular control over the "work side" of things and not the user's personal side.  Essentially once you tie a phone onto your exchange server, it will force a pin dependent on the policy you have in place (done via exchange).  What troubles are you having with Android and iOS via BES10?
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by:Cashbuddies
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BES10 is about 95% ok, but the client drains the battery on iOS and android. Also, I am finding with a Moto G user that his Bes10 client stops working every weeks. The only solution is to wipe the BES10 apps and reactivate from scratch.
Also, we don't know how long Blackberry will last, I have the feeling they are on their last legs, and we don't want to be dependent on their solution should they fold.
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Marc Suarez earned 425 total points
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Ah yeah that's a little hard to control when the app itself drains the battery.  Blackberry does seem like it's going out especially with statements that they'll get out of the hardware game seems to be rather unpromising.  Although they could just hang around as an MDM solution.  
I'd say give Mobile Iron a shot...Another one you could look into would be SOTI, although I don't have much experience with them.
https://www.soti.net/mobicontrol/
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by:Cashbuddies
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Cheers Marc, I'll take a look at these
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