by Al Sacco

BoxTone Adds Automated Security, Compliance to Mobile Device Mgmt Software

Sep 26, 20113 mins

BoxTone has added new automated IT policy and compliance features to its enterprise mobility management (EMM) software, and the company claims the new functionality is a first of its kind in the mobile industry.

BoxTone, an enterprise mobility management software provider, today announced new enhancements to its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform that are designed to help CIOs, CISOs and other IT managers meet security and compliance regulations while managing large numbers of employee- and corporate-owned mobile devices.

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BoxTone says its EMM product is the first such software to take an IT Service Management (ITSM)-based approach and offer a “fully automated policy and compliance management engine with a comprehensive real-time mobile security dashboard, analytics, alerting” and audit reporting.

The company’s new and improved EMM engine directly integrates with commonly used policy and security systems, such as Microsoft Active Directory, and automates policy, change and compliance management functions, to save IT departments time, ensure proven compliance and reduce the human error associated with manual compliance efforts, according to BoxTone. And BoxTone’s software works with a variety of popular mobile device platforms including BlackBerry, iOS and Android.

BoxTone claims the automated security and management features built into its latest update, including real-time visibility of security policies and a fully auditable mobile analytics archive, as well as integrated reporting for audit and proof of controls, will be required in the future to ensure truly secure enterprise mobility–for mobile devices and all of the services and systems that are accessible via those devices.

More details on the new enhancements to BoxTone’s EMM product, from the company:

  • BoxTone Security Management Dashboard: Provides real-time visibility into the global mobile security posture and compliance status from across the enterprise down to the individual device with trending information and acute details on security gaps or non-compliance.
  • BoxTone Policy Management: Automatically maps and extends existing enterprise policy typically defined and managed in Active Directory, then automatically synchronizes policy adds, changes and removes to all devices with no manual intervention.
  • BoxTone Configuration Management: Automatically adjusts device configurations based on changes to mobile and enterprise policies with no manual intervention.
  • BoxTone Compliance Management: Continuously monitors the end-to-end security status of all enterprise devices, applications, mobile services, dependent infrastructure and existing security and policy systems, and automatically detects, remediates and logs violations with no manual intervention.
  • BoxTone Mobile Analytics: Includes comprehensive data warehouse and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) reporting to deliver a holistic approach with full audit capabilities and proof of controls.
  • -BoxTone Platform Integration: The expanded EMM platform integrates with existing security and policy management systems to ensure consistent policy enforcement across the enterprise; eliminates the typical risks associated with traditional MDM tools that create their own separate, gap-riddled policy stove-pipes.

Learn more details about BoxTone’s services and the latest enhancements to its EMM engine on the company’s website. BoxTone is also hosting an online briefing on Wednesday, October 5 at 11 am ET, to discuss modern EMM and how its products can help IT tackle the challenge, and you can register for that webinar here.


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