Landesk Launches Suite of Device, Security Management Solutions
The Mobile Security Suite offers several mobile technologies, including secure mobile email, which gives users protected access to corporate email.IT management specialist Landesk announced the release of Management Suite 2016, Security Suite 2016 and the introduction of Mobile Security Suite 2016. Management Suite 2016 offers full mobile device management capabilities as part of its client management solution, allowing organizations to manage devices, packages and workflows for PCs, Macs, Linux, Chromebooks and now iOS and Android devices from a single interface and a single server. "Because there is a constant push and pull between end users and IT departments, IT often struggles to keep devices under management," Duane Newman, Landesk’s senior director of product management, told eWEEK. "Mobile devices are much more personal than computers, which means end users are more reluctant to keep their devices enrolled. This is especially true if security measures enforced on phone pose a threat to productivity." Security Suite 2016 introduces Workspaces for the Security Admin, which helps connect security and IT operations by providing a view that highlights the security posture of the devices on the network and helps prioritize remediation opportunities.
"Ease of use is absolutely imperative for end users when it comes to mobile management. Again, mobile devices are very personal and in almost constant use," Newman said. "Difficulties in enrollment or general use of the solution will hinder the overall success of a mobile device management project. Additionally, the influx of consumer goods into many aspects of computing has created a great expectation for a nice user experience – it is now the norm in all aspects of the industry, so incorporating that into the product is essential."