Weâ€™ve already talked about RIMâ€™s Mobile Fusion device management software before, and now, weâ€™re glad to announce itâ€™s finally here!
And by here, we donâ€™t meant itâ€™s just out now in the global scene, but here as in here in the Philippines already.
Just as weâ€™ve mentioned before, this isnâ€™t only meant to handle BlackBerry devices. Mobile Fusion can also be used to manage Android and iOS devices too. You just need to download and install the BlackBerry Fusion Client app first to do this. Itâ€™s free, so no worries. Get it here if youâ€™re on Android and/or here for iOS.
And speaking of free, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion wonâ€™t cost you a single centavo! No, seriously, Iâ€™m not kidding.
The software is free, but you will need to purchase Client access license (CAL) for each device you plan to manage using Mobile Fusion. You can buy CALs fro Globe, SMART and Sun Cellular.
Feeling iffy about Mobile Fusion?
I canâ€™t blame you. It sounds too good to be true. If thatâ€™s the case, try it out first. RIMâ€™s got a free 60 day trial version of Mobile Fusion just waiting to be downloaded for you to test the water with before taking the big plunge. You can get it at ph.blackberry.com/mobilefusion.
Not quite ideal for personal use, but definitely perfect for companies and government agencies who need to keep close tabs on their workforce’s devices and don’t want to break the bank in doing so.
More info in the full press release below:
Introducing BlackBerry Mobile Fusion – Next Generation Mobile Device Management Solution for Government and Business Customers in the Philippines
Cost-Efficient Solution Delivers Secure, Reliable, Scalable and Easy Management of BlackBerry, iOS and Android Devices
BlackBerryÂ® Mobile Fusion, RIMâ€™s next-generation mobile device management (MDM) solution is now available for enterprise customers in the Philippines. Built on the foundation that has established BlackBerryÂ® Enterprise Server as the gold standard for government and businesses, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion delivers a cost-efficient, secure, reliable and scalable solution that consolidates the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerryÂ® OS (including support for BlackBerry PlayBookâ„˘ and future BlackBerryÂ® 10 devices) as well as Androidâ„˘ and iOSÂ®*, and provides a single, unified, web-based console for easily managing all devices.
â€śFor 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,â€ť said Alan Panezic, Vice President, Enterprise Product Management and Marketing at Research In Motion. â€śBlackBerry 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.â€ť
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion integrates the market-leading features and security architecture of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (version 5.0.3), providing advanced IT management and controls, a single outbound security connection (256-bit AES encrypted â€śBlackBerry VPNâ€ť), enforceable IT policies, support for BlackBerryÂ® Balance technology, and over-the-air app and software installation capabilities for the management of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets (as well as future BlackBerry 10 devices).
For the wide range of government workers around the world and approximately 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies using BlackBerry smartphones today, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion allows them to leverage their current end-to-end BlackBerry security infrastructure and have flexible options for individually liable devices while keeping costs low.
In addition to providing unmatched functionality for BlackBerry devices, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion also provides comprehensive mobile device management capabilities for iOS and Android devices including:
â€˘ Support for multiple devices per user
â€˘ Application and software management
â€˘ Connectivity management (Wi-FiÂ®, VPN, certificates)
â€˘ Centralized, easy to use, unified web-based console
â€˘ Security and policy definition and management
â€˘ Asset management
â€˘ Configuration management
â€˘ Security and protection for lost or stolen devices (remote lock, wipe)
â€˘ User- and group-based administration
â€˘ High scalability
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion software is available as a free download and is priced by the number of devices being managed. Client access licenses (CALs) are available for purchase from Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular. In addition, RIM is offering a 60 day free trial, so customers can deploy a pilot before purchasing a single CAL. The 60 day free trial is available at ph.blackberry.com/mobilefusion
* iOS and Android devices require the Mobile Fusion Client app to enable the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion management services, which is available as a free download for iOS and Android devices from their respective app stores. Device security, manageability and controls vary according to the inherent capabilities of the individual device operating systems.
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