Dell Targets BYOD Businesses With Mobility Solutions
Dell unveiled a portfolio of mobility solutions aimed at businesses with bring your own device (BYOD) environments, including solutions to streamline enterprise mobility management, endpoint security enhancements to improve IT efficiency and productivity, and partner program enhancements.
The Dell Mobility Solutions platform enables secure access to enterprise applications and data from employees' personally-owned devices for IT directors who are managing PCs using traditional, on-premise system management tools, as well as securely incorporating cloud computing and cloud-based services into mobile applications.
The platform also provides secure network access from any location, whether on-campus or remote, and enables new and existing business applications to be extended to a variety of end-user devices while offering an improved user experience.
As a provider of secure mobile solutions, Dell Software's family of mobility solutions is designed to address a range of customers' BYOD enablement strategies by making it possible to extend and manage mobile access, increase the security of data being accessed remotely, broaden network access to better support BYOD and improve the user experiences when accessing business applications from a variety of mobile devices.
To this end, the company unveiled endpoint security enhancements designed to simplify the protection of corporate data, regardless of operating system or device. Dell Kace management appliances and Dell Quest user workspace solutions, along with Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager, offer a range of endpoint security capabilities, including remote imaging, configuration management and mobile-device management.
For example, the latest release of Wyse Cloud Client Manager offers enhanced enterprise connectors and integration to Active Directory for automated user management and single sign-on capability. It also includes enhanced mobile application management and integration to Wyse Pocket cloud for managed remote access to corporate apps and data.
The Kace K1000 management appliance is designed to improve patch management with support for Windows 8 and Windows 2012, expanded patch coverage and improved patch availability timelines, while the Kace 3000 mobile management appliance extends established systems management to smartphones and tablets.
The latest version of Dell ClearPass, the Networking W-Series, is an integrated access management solution for managing BYOD and connects to existing networks to manage policies, securely bring devices onboard, admit guest users, display device usage and perform health assessments. ClearPass also allows customers to run one network for both guests and employees while maintaining different security and service levels for each.
The release of Migration Manager for Exchange offers coexistence in the migration from Microsoft Exchange 2000-2003 to Exchange 2013. With this release, customers can streamline migrations by facilitating any on-premise to on-premise, on-premise to cloud or on-premise to hybrid migration, and migrate public folders from Exchange 2000-2010 to Exchange 2013.
In addition to Dell's mobility solutions and enhancements to its PartnerDirect channel program, the company announced Toad Business Intelligence Suite 2.0, which delivers a host of enhancements designed to further facilitate self-service business intelligence across complex data environments. Dell Services announced Flexible WorkStyle Consulting to help customers embrace increasingly mobile work environments, as well as the the Dell ProSupport Enterprise Suite to assist customers in achieving higher levels of performance and productivity for critical systems.