ManageEngine Desktop Central, in addition to managing desktops and servers, also supports managing your Mobile Devices from a central point. It allows you to perform Policy Management, Profile Management, Asset Management, App Management and Security Management of mobile devices.
Figure 1: MDM Architecture of Desktop Central
The advantages of using the MDM architecture of Desktop Central include the following:
For the above setup to work, the following should be done
TCP Ports that needs to be opened at Desktop Central Server
8383 - Used for secured communication between the agent and the Desktop Central
TCP Ports that needs to be opened for managing iOS devices
2195 - Should be open for the Desktop Central Server to reach the APNs. Host address:
5223 - If the mobile device connects to the internet through the WiFi, then this
port should be opened. For better security, you can restrict these connections on
the IP range 126.96.36.199/8. If all the managed devices have access to cellular data
network, this requirement is not needed.
TCP Ports that needs to be opened for managing Android devices
443 - Used for secured communication between the Desktop Central server and the GCM
Port numbers 5228, 5229, 5230 should be open on the fire wall, If the mobile device
connects to the internet through WiFi. This enables communication between the mobile
devices and the GCM.