Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions Overview

Mobile Device Management tools are cloud security tools built to secure employee personal mobile devices, by providing a broad range of security capabilities so that they are safe to use for business. In addition to protecting mobile devices from attacks such as malware and other viruses, Mobile Device Management tools can protect data stored on mobile devices and specific applications.

Businesses use Mobile Device Management software to secure employee devices so that can be used to store business data and applications. Additionally, Mobile Device Management tools make it easy to set up new devices by loading them with necessary business applications. Without using a Mobile Device Management tool, businesses may have difficulty securing their mobile devices.

Top Rated Mobile Device Management (MDM) Products

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Mobile Device Management (MDM) Products

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Rippling

Rippling helps companies manage Payroll, Benefits, HR, and IT in one platform. It brings employee systems and data together, and helps automate busy work. The vendor states that, for example, that with onboarding, Rippling users can just click a button and in 90 seconds set up…

Key Features

  • Update personal information (206)
    97%
    9.7
  • Direct deposit files (178)
    95%
    9.5
  • View and generate pay and benefit information (200)
    94%
    9.4
Jamf Pro

Jamf Pro

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Top Rated

Jamf Pro (formerly Casper Suite) is designed to automate device management for users while driving end-user productivity and creativity. According to the vendor, it is the EMM tool that delights IT pros and the users they support by delivering on the promise of unified endpoint management…

MobileIron Acquired by Ivanti

MobileIron is a mobile and unified endpoint management (UEM) application from the company of the same name in Mountain View.

Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Microsoft Intune + SCCM)

Microsoft Endpoint Manager, combining the capabilities of the former Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, SCCM or ConfigMgr with the mobile device management application Microsoft Intune, is presented as a unified endpoint management option. The former Microsoft Intune…

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager (formerly LANDESK Management Suite)

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager (formerly LANDesk Management Suite) supports enterprises with mobile security and device management (UEM), featuring remote control and problem resolution, monitoring and alerting, inventory discovery, license management, and more.

Fleetsmith

Fleetsmith is a security-focused, automated, cloud management solution for Apple devices. The vendor says they put tedious device deployment, security, and compliance workloads on autopilot, so IT teams can focus on more impactful and rewarding work. Users can manage an entire…

Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) Powered by AirWatch

AirWatch, now from VMware since the early 2014 acquisition, is VMware's UEM brand. Workspace ONE powered by AirWatch is available in Standard, Advanced, Enterprise, and Advanced for VDI editions.

IBM MaaS360 with Watson

MaaS360 is a mobile security offering developed by Fiberlink, acquired and owned by IBM since early 2014.

Hexnode UEM

Hexnode is a comprehensive Unified Endpoint Management solution from Mitsogo Inc. that aims to simplify the way people work with the help of intelligent tools. The management platform streamlines the entire device lifecycle model to offer its support at every stage, from device onboarding…

Cisco Meraki SM

Cisco offers Meraki Systems Manager (SM), an enterprise mobility management platform supporting the monitoring, provisioning and securing of mobile devices across an enterprise network.

Citrix Endpoint Management (formerly XenMobile)

Citrix Endpoint Management (formerly XenMobile), is a UEM and enterprise mobility management application for securing mobile applications and devices.

Addigy

Addigy in Miami provides a cloud-based IT management platform for managing an Apple ecosystem (all Macs and iOS devices). The Addigy platform provides the user with the ability to manage assets from anywhere in the world and deliver: Asset Management, Monitoring, Automated Remediation,…

Jamf Now

Jamf Now, formerly Bushel, is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution for iPads, iPhones, and Macs in the workplace. According to the vendor, Jamf Now makes device management accessible and affordable for everyone, so businesses can support their users without help…

BlackBerry UEM (formerly Good)

BlackBerry UEM (formerly from Good Technology) offers a complete enterprise mobility management solution, including capabilities for mobile device management, mobile application management, mobile content management, identity access management and mobile security and containerization.…

SOTI MobiControl

SOTI in Mississauga offers MobiControl, the company's enterprise mobile device management application which can be used to track physical mobile assets as well as their applications and provide data privacy and security.

Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager

GlobalProtect™ delivers the protection of next-generation security platform to the mobile workforce in order to stop targeted cyberattacks, evasive application traffic, phishing, malicious websites, command-and-control traffic, and known and unknown threats.

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprises

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Enterprises os a mobile device management (MDM) application, available standalone or part of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite.

Absolute

Absolute is an adaptive endpoint security solution. It provides users with a persistent connection to all of their endpoints and the data they contain. The vendor says, by maintaining a two-way connection with each device, users have the insight they need to assess risk and apply…

ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus

The ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus application is an enterprise mobile device management (MDM) solution.

Jamf School

Jamf School is a purpose-built mobile device management solution (MDM) for schools that gives users the ability to deploy and manage Apple devices. Jamf School management system also pairs with three apps, Jamf School Teacher, Jamf School Parent and Jamf School Student.

Google Endpoint Management

Google Endpoint Management is a UEM / MDM solution that controls access to company Google Workspaces, and provides security functionality for Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as Windows and macOS accessing resources or tools remotely. Features include screen or device lock,…

Sophos Mobile

Sophos Mobile is a unified endpoint management option providing mobile data protection and security against mobile malware.

Miradore

Miradore is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management platform designed to provide a smarter way to securely manage both company-owned and personal Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows devices. Miradore supports users in staying up to date with a device fleet, automate device management…

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security is a suite of applications supporting mobile device and application security, MDM, as well as conditional or privileged access with multi-factor authentication, and advanced security reporting. Products in the suite includes Microsoft Intune…

Codeproof

Codeproof in Bellevue offers mobile device management (MDM) designed to help enterprises to increase corporate data security & employee productivity by securing & managing mobile applications in various mobile devices including BYOD scenarios.

Learn More About Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions

What is Mobile Device Management (MDM)?

Mobile Device Management tools are cloud security tools built to secure employee personal mobile devices, by providing a broad range of security capabilities so that they are safe to use for business. In addition to protecting mobile devices from attacks such as malware and other viruses, Mobile Device Management tools can protect data stored on mobile devices and specific applications.

Businesses use Mobile Device Management software to secure employee devices so that can be used to store business data and applications. Additionally, Mobile Device Management tools make it easy to set up new devices by loading them with necessary business applications. Without using a Mobile Device Management tool, businesses may have difficulty securing their mobile devices.

MDM Features & Capabilities

  • Application protection
  • Data protection
  • Anti-fraud protection
  • Malware protection
  • Identity management
  • Anti-virus protection
  • Device Provisioning

Why is Mobile Device Management Necessary?

A large number of workers today use mobile technology as part of their job, greatly increasing efficiency and reducing expenses. However, relatively few of these mobile devices are adequately secured.

Device management is a broader category from which mobile security has splintered due to the large number of mobile devices now used in the workplace. Mobile device management has a broader remit and is about protecting, standardizing and managing employee mobile devices so they’re safe to use for business.

Pricing Information

Pricing for Mobile Device Management tools depends on the features offered, but generally, they charge a subscription-based price per business device. Businesses should expect to pay somewhere between 2-12 dollars per device per month.

Mobile Device Management Comparison

When considering Mobile Device Management options, consider the following aspects of each product offering.

  1. Security: All mobile device management tools include some security features, but businesses should consider how much sensitive data is stored on their employee’s devices. For businesses with significant amounts of sensitive data, it's important to consider the level of security offered by the mobile device management tool.
  2. Devices Supported: Some mobile device management tools only support Apple devices while others only support Android or Windows devices. When purchasing a mobile device management tool, consider what devices your business uses and choose a tool that can secure them all.
  3. Integrations: Some mobile device management tools are standalone software, while others integrate with other security software. If your business already has other security tools, consider looking into tools that can integrate into your existing infrastructure.

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions Best Of Awards

The following Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solutions offer award-winning customer relationships, feature sets, and value for price. Learn more about our Best Of Awards methodology here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all mobile device management tools compatible with all mobile devices?

Most mobile device management tools specialize in securing either Apple or Android devices. Despite this, there are some options that can secure both, though they tend to lack the more advanced features that specialized tools can provide.

What are the best Mobile device management tools?

The top rated mobile device management tools include:

  1. Jamf Pro
  2. Fleetsmith


Do all mobile device management tools allow for the provisioning of mobile devices?

Many mobile device management tools allow for the provisioning of applications and data to business devices. This is not endemic to all mobile device management tools though, as many focus on security with minimal other features.

Can mobile device management tools cover both cellular devices and larger devices such as tablets?

Most mobile device management tools cover both cellular devices and tablets, but for larger devices such as laptops, an endpoint security tool may be more appropriate.