MDM vs exchange server active sync

what are the benefits of MDM apps (mobile device management), such as air-watch, as opposed to just using the security policies of active sync via exchange server? Our security admins seem to claim active sync is enough for securing our smartphones/tablets, and has remote wipe features, but I wondered if you feel that is true or if MDM apps provide greater security/management of mobility hardware such as smartphones and tablets. most devices are running iOS or Android.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
With MDM, you could configure other options such as ones listed below:

Policies such as push of email profiles as well as removals
Remote event log view of devices
Standardization (i.e. software installation, passwords, etc., which software can access enterprise email)
Remote wipe and Enterprise wipe
Same procedure for all devices
Ability to deploy content (i.e. PDF file containing security and travel policies)
Granular sync settings
Device control (allow/disallow things such as removable storage, camera, wi-fi, bluetooth, etc.)

If you are looking for MDM, I suggest you look at XenMobile.

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