Zenprise adds selective wipe, remote lifeline and profile features for Apple iPhones and iPads used by corporate employees.
Zenprise Aug. 17 launched a new version of its MobileManager software,
adding selective wipe, remote lifeline and profile features to spruce up
security in Apple iPhones and iPads used by corporate employees.
IT administrators use MobileManager to manage and secure smartphones and
other mobile gadgets employees use for work.
Zenprise defines personal devices used for work purposes as
"employee-liable" devices and devices issued by companies as
In either case, IT admins require software
to help them lock down corporate data
shuttled from company servers to and from those devices.
Zenprise MobileManager sports a new Selective Wipe feature to help
administrators separate personal device data-such as music, photos and videos-from
corporate data and applications on iPhones and iPads when an employee leaves a
This is especially useful in financial services and health care firms, where
knowledge workers generate significant amounts of sensitive data. It's also
highly efficient because Zenprise enables admins to execute Selective Wipe over
The new Remote Lifeline utility diagnoses and protects personal iPhones and
iPads for users while they're on the road. Admins may use this tool to
automatically configure a user's VPN, proxy server and WiFi settings from afar
to speed up troubleshooting.
Finally, Zenprise MobileManager lets admins fashion security profiles for
employee-liable and corporate-liable iPhones and iPads.
This feature, managed by Active Directory, protects corporate intellectual
property in the case of pilfered or lost personal devices.
For example, while IT may require only passwords on employee-liable devices,
the corporate-liable profile can be set up to require passwords and restrict
Web browsing capabilities; limit or block certain apps; and prevent access to
certain Websites, such as Facebook or Twitter.
Selective Wipe is geared for the iPhone and iPad only at this time. Zenprise
Marketing Vice President Ahmed Datoo told eWEEK Remote Lifeline and Profiles
are available on Android, Windows Mobile and Palm devices.
Zenprise rivals include Tangoe, Sybase and Good Technology, which saw its
43 percent thanks to iPhone and Android smartphone