Set app settings and permissions prior to deployment
Provision store and in-house apps without user intervention
Enforce policies and restrictions that safeguard app data
Run apps on approved versions
Remove apps on demand
Preconfigure app permissions and settings and prevent further modification by end users.
Ensure employees have the right apps on their devices based on their roles and departments.
Approve store and in-house apps on a self-service portal for the convenience of the IT team and employees.
Check for app stability and compatibility before mass deployment or update by managing multiple test channels.
Meet compliance, productivity, and security goals by blocking or mandating the presence of specific apps.
Restrict devices to specific apps and functions and customize the home screen using the kiosk function.
Apply extensive policies to keep app data at rest, in use, and in transit safe.
Mandate VPN for corporate apps while ensuring that personal apps do not connect to it.
Relieve users of password fatigue while securing access to applications.
We have been using Mobile Device Manager Plus for over three years now and have effectively secured all our remote tablets. It takes the pain out of deploying apps and quite efficiently handles all our business requirements.
Peter Bailey Director and co-founder, eXPD8
With Mobile Device Manager Plus, we can silently install specific apps on select devices or for the entire group, without any user intervention.
Abdoul Karim Barry Systems engineer, Microcred Group
*Five prominent vendors (excluding Mobile Device Manager Plus) were considered to calculate the average. The ratings were taken from G2 on December 8, 2021.
Mobile application management (MAM) or mobile app management is the process of managing the life cycle of the store and internal mobile applications used within an enterprise. Mobile application management involves configuring, distributing, installing, updating, and deleting store and in-house apps on both enterprise- and employee-owned devices. Enterprise mobile application management allows IT admins to manage mobile app licenses and the permissions required by mobile apps. They can also define app-based security policies to place restrictions on business apps and their associated data. Further, mobile app management solutions also allow admins to block malicious mobile from being accessed on devices.
App management or application management is the set of activities that are performed by IT admins to ensure organization devices have the right apps installed on them and that these apps are secure. It includes distributing, installing, configuring as well as uninstalling apps on the devices that are used for work. App management software allows admins to manage apps on a range of devices across OS platforms like Apple, Android, Windows and Chrome.
You can manually distribute apps to your workforce by sharing them through email, publishing them on the app store or your corporate website. However, satisfying the requirements of multiple departments and teams in the organization can prove to be tedious, and ensuring the distributed apps are updated on time adds to the task's complexity.
Furthermore, it would be impossible to manually manage app configurations on devices, block apps from creating unauthorized backups of corporate data on third-party cloud servers, or prevent employees from accidentally installing malicious apps on their devices and placing corporate data at risk. This is why it is crucial to use a MAM tool for secure enterprise mobile app management.
With organizations shifting towards a mobile-first workforce, reliance on mobile apps has surged exponentially. IT admins have to ensure the workforce's devices, both enterprise- and employee-owned, are ready for corporate use by having the necessary apps installed and running on the approved versions. The added complexities of remote work have made managing enterprise mobile apps a cumbersome task within organizations of all sizes.
Effective mobile application management allows IT admins to work over the air to seamlessly configure, distribute, update, and manage apps on both personal and corporate devices. MAM enables admins to apply the necessary security policies on devices and restrict the installation of unapproved apps. This reduces the possibility of shadow IT, which involves employees installing apps from untrustworthy sources without the IT team's approval.
Mobile device management (MDM) deals with the holistic management of the entire life cycle of mobile devices used within an organization, from device onboarding to device retirement. MDM enables admins to enforce security polices on managed devices, push device software updates, perform remote actions, and track device locations.
Mobile application management (MAM) primarily deals with managing applications on devices and the data stored within those applications. Using MAM, admins can monitor and manage the installed apps, distribute apps and app updates, configure app permissions and licenses, and uninstall apps that are not approved by the organization. Contemporary MDM solutions have extensive MAM capabilities, allowing IT admins to effectively manage devices and their apps from the same console.
App management solutions work by allowing IT admins to remotely distribute, monitor, and manage apps from a central console so that they can install, update, and uninstall apps for users without having to physically handle the devices.
iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices are used extensively within organizations to accomplish work tasks. You can leverage the capabilities of Apple Business Manager by integrating it with your MAM tool, making app purchase, distribution, and management seamless. Additionally, enrolling enterprise-owned Apple devices using Apple Business Manager results in additional app management capabilities, such as silent app installation, which installs apps with zero user intervention.
Like Apple Business Manager, Google Play can be integrated with your MAM tool to simplify the process of approving, distributing, and managing apps and their required permissions on Android devices. This integration also facilitates silent app installation on enterprise-owned Android devices.
You can integrate Microsoft Store for Business with your MAM tool to simplify store app distribution and management on the Windows devices in your organization. Enterprise-developed Windows applications and MSI applications can be configured, distributed, and managed on Windows 10 laptops, desktops, and Surface Pro devices through your mobile application management tool.
With MAM, it is also possible to distribute Chrome Web Store apps, compatible Google Play apps, and custom enterprise-developed apps to the Chromebooks in your organization.
Required apps, both store and in-house, can be added to a repository within a MAM tool and distributed to employee-owned devices. These apps will then be added to a self-service portal (an application for MAM installed on the device) from where users can install them at their own convenience. It is also possible to create a virtual container within a device to separate corporate apps and data from the user's personal space.
Contemporary MDM tools like Mobile Device Manager Plus come with extensive mobile app management capabilities that IT admins can use to block specific apps on Apple, Android, Windows, and Chrome devices within an enterprise. When an unapproved app is detected, admins can choose to notify the device user and automatically uninstall the app or simply direct the user to uninstall it. Once the app is uninstalled, the user will not be able to install it again.