RIM launches BlackBerry Mobile Fusion for mobile device management

Research In MotionResearch In Motion today launched BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, its new mobile device management (MDM) solution for enterprise customers. The new service will let customers manage smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry OS, Android, and iOS though a single web-based console.

“For businesses and government, managing a mix of mobile devices on any scale is chaotic. Organizations face pressure to allow employees to bring their own devices into the workplace, and they are looking to RIM as the global leader in the enterprise mobility space to solve that problem,” said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at Research In Motion. “BlackBerry Mobile Fusion allows organizations to manage a mixed environment of devices in the most secure, simple, and cost efficient manner possible. It also means that businesses and government do not have to move to the lowest common denominator on security for all the devices they need to manage.”

Among the features that BlackBerry Mobile Fusion offers are the following:

  • Application and software management
  • Connectivity management (Wi-Fi, VPN, certificates)
  • Security and policy definition and management
  • Asset management
  • Configuration management
  • Security and protection for lost or stolen devices (remote lock, wipe)
  • And more

RIM is offering BlackBerry Mobile Fusion as a free download with pricing to be determined by the number of devices to be managed. BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Client access licenses (CALs) start at $99 per user or $4 per user per month with “volume discounts” also available. A 60-day trial version is currently available as well.

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