Novell has announced the launch of a mobile management product to extend its offering to iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile and other ActiveSync enabled devices.

According to the company, Novell ZENworks Mobile Management addresses the issues associated with BYOD (bring your own device), application and file sharing, asset and inventory management and compliance issues.

It claimed that ZENworks Mobile Management will ensure users have the right credentials and access to applications and files on their mobile devices, while reporting and auditing functionalities aid in compliance as visibility is provided into who controls actions and processes.

Eric Varness, vice president of product management and marketing for Novell, said: “The release of ZENworks Mobile Management provides enterprises with an easy-to-install solution to oversee mobile devices, while ensuring security and fostering workplace productivity.

“Employees get what they need to be productive from anywhere without undue risk and expense to the enterprise. Adding MDM to organisations endpoint management capabilities is the next logical step to ensure the security and integrity of enterprise data and applications.”