Citrix has combined technology from its acquisition of Zenprise to launch its mobile device management solution XenMobile MDM.
Citrix said the new solution will: allow users to register their devices; give IT the ability to provision policies and apps to a large number of devices automatically; and provide IT with the capacity to blacklist or whitelist apps, protect against jailbroken devices and wipe or selectively wipe a device that is lost or out of compliance.
According to the company, XenMobile MDM provides the foundation to address needs of employees and IT through role-based management, configuration and security of corporate and employee-owned devices. It integrates directly with Microsoft Active Directory and public key infrastructure systems, as well as security information and event management tools.
Amit Pandey, group vice president and general manager of mobile platforms at Citrix, said: “The promise of mobility hinges on the ability for IT to deliver secure apps and data to users on any device. When customers bring their own devices to work, as is increasingly the norm, IT doesn't have the tools to manage or secure the content on them.
“With its comprehensive portfolio of mobile solutions, Citrix offers customers the ability to say ‘yes'. Yes to total mobile freedom by providing a complete solution that can manage and secure all devices, apps and data while giving users the ability to experience work and life their way.”
The solution is part of the Citrix Mobile Solutions Bundle, which also comprises the CloudGateway, and Citrix said that together these offer secure email, browser and data sharing within applications, mobile app containers and identity management.
Stephen Drake, program vice president of mobile enterprise at IDC, said: “The addition of an MDM solution to the Citrix mobile application and data management capabilities create a complete solution. By offering a platform for mobile enterprise management that gives options, Citrix can help give customers the peace of mind that, if their needs change, the platform can adjust.”