Mobile Device Management

As mobile devices become a bigger part of IT, administrators need to make sure they are centrally managed and secure, explains Andrew Garcia, Senior Technical Analyst for eWeek Labs. There are several features businesses large and small should look for if they are in need of a mobile device management (MDM) product. Key features should include security, reactive services, backup, encryption, access control for features and network connectivity, virtual private networking, application delivery control and software updating. Most important, a good MDM solution must be cross platform.