Today, Research in Motion released an enterprise service called BlackBerry Mobile Fusion that will allow companies to manage multiple types of devices from a single interface.
Blackberry Mobile Fusion, first announced in November, will allow companies to manage smartphones running BlackBerry 7 or earlier, PlayBook tablets, and tablets and smartphones running Android and iOS. RIM has also launched a Universal Device Service along with BlackBerry Mobile Fusion that provides Mobile Device Management for the iPhone, iPad, and Android-based devices using the service.
So what exactly does BlackBerry Mobile Fusion do to help manage the multiple devices? Here’s a list of selected features from BlackBerry’s blog:
- Activate and configure devices and profiles over the air
- Enable access to enterprise mail, calendar and PIM
- Administer users and groups, natively and directory based
- Establish corporate IT policies and security
- Manage lost devices through password reset, device lock, device wipe
- Set Wi-Fi and VPN settings
- Deploy internally-developed apps
- Define and enforce public applications as mandatory or optional
- Push notifications to the device User
- Rooting and jailbreak Detection
- Help manage roaming to control your data costs
- Prevent apps from accessing corporate mail accounts
Users can receive the server software from BlackBerry and can be added to various devices through their specific app stores found on the phone.
Source: BlackBerry Blog