LogMeIn, makers of the popular LogMeIn Ignition remote desktop app, is expanding its offerings to help beleaguered IT managers looking to control the fleet of iPads employees are bringing into the enterprise.
The problem IT managers face with the onslaught of iOS devices is that there is often little infrastructure or strategy in place to manage access and security on the all-too-often personal tablets and phones.
Through a new service LogMeIn is currently previewing, LogMeIn hopes to help enterprises better manage access to potentially sensitive corporate computers from iOS devices like the iPad and iPhone. IT managers can now grant, deny or block access to data, files, and applications, by user, group or device. LogMeIn claims no on-site deployment is necessary and the service is highly-scalable and cloud-based.
According to LogMeIn, the initial services include the ability for IT to register any supported iPad or iPhone into the enterprise’s mobile device inventory; permit access to company applications and files on the device level; manage permissions on the device, user, and computer level; control file transfer permissions from enterprise computers to mobile devices; and remote wipe stored credentials for lost or stolen iOS devices.
LogMeIn is now offering a preview of its “total access, total control” service, with general availability to soon follow. LogMeIn’s product blog has more information.