Mobile device management (MDM) for Apple, Android, Windows and Chrome devices.

With the growing number of mobile devices in the corporate world, you need a way to scrutinize any mobile device that accesses your enterprise's resources. Desktop Central, our flagship unified endpoint management software is built for simplified desktop and mobile device management. It provides a unified console to securely manage mobile devices along with simplifying the management of Windows 10 laptops and Mac devices with it's extensive modern management capabilities.

We also offer Mobile Device Manager Plus, a standalone enterprise mobile device management solution that is available on-premises as well as on the cloud. If you're looking for a solution to manage only mobile devices (whether they're corporate-owned or personal devices), try Mobile Device Manager Plus for free.


Desktop Central's mobile device management features

 

1. Mobile application management.

Device management doesn't end with configuring policies, retrieving asset information, and securing your devices. Application management is just as important as setting up employees' mobile devices.

With Desktop Central, you can:

  • Create an enterprise approved app catalog with Store and enterprise apps.
  • Install and uninstall apps on devices without user intervention.
  • Pre-define app configurations and permissions to ensure apps are ready to use upon installation.
  • Automatically remove malicious apps from devices using Play Protect and blacklist non-productive apps.
  • Automate Store app updates to ensure devices always run the updated version.
  • Deploy enterprise apps to your production environment upon successfully testing them on a test bed.
  • Apply security settings on corporate Office 365 apps and prevent accessed from unauthorised devices.

Learn more about managing mobile apps.

2. Mobile security management

No two enterprises are the same—enforce stringent policies at various levels to suit your specific security needs.

With Desktop Central's mobile security management feature, you can:

  • Enforce encryption of devices and external storage.
  • Track real-time device location or maintain a history of traversed locations for audit.
  • Enable Enterprise Factory Reset Protection (EFRP) to ensure devices can be reused even after the user leaves the organization.
  • Apply Firmware password on Mac devices to prevent unauthorised data access from lost or stolen devices.
  • Maintain location based compliance by applying security restrictions when devices leave a designated area.
  • Remotely locate, lock and wipe lost or stolen devices using Lost Mode
  • Detect and remove non-compliant devices such jailbroken devices or devices that don't meet the SafetyNet attestation requirements from your network

Learn more about securing mobile devices.

3. Profile management.

Protect corporate resources by configuring and enforcing policies on mobile devices.

With Desktop Central, you can create and configure policies and profiles for different departments or roles.

With Desktop Central's profile and policy management feature, you can:

  • Enforce stringent passcode policies.
  • Secure access to corporate data by configuring Wi-Fi, VPN and Exchange accounts on devices.
  • Prevent users from accessing malicious or unapproved web content using URL filtering.
  • Configure trusted Wi-Fi networks that the device can connect to and prevent unauthorised data access.
  • Manage device display settings with options to display customised messages on the device screens
  • Route corporate communication through a proxy for added security

Learn more about configuring policies on mobile devices.

4. Mobile content management.

When employees use mobile devices for work, they need access to corporate resources on their devices.

Desktop Central allows admins to remotely share content to employees' devices, all without compromising security. 

With Desktop Central, you can:

  • Create a repository with all the business-sensitive content.
  • Download and view content only using authorised apps while restricting access from personal apps.
  • Prevent sharing content to unauthorised devices and third-party cloud services.
  • Centralised update and removal of content

Learn more about leveraging mobile content management.

5. Email management.

Desktop Central lets you securely manage corporate emails through platform containerization and Exchange ActiveSync. With mobile email management, you can configure, secure, and manage corporate email accounts for both enterprise-owned and personal devices.

With Desktop Central, you can:

  • Pre-configure corporate email accounts on devices with Exchange ActiveSync.
  • Prevent unauthorised devices from accessing corporate Exchange accounts.
  • Ensure corporate attachments are accessed only using authorised apps.
  • Prevent transfer of emails from corporate to personal email accounts.

To learn more about managing email on mobile devices.

6. Containerization.

In a BYOD environment, employees can perform work-related tasks with their personal mobile devices. However, BYOD management only works if you can effectively manage these devices and protect your data from being compromised.

Desktop Central gives you the ability to set policies and restrictions to keep enterprise data safe.  Desktop Central allows you to containerize in the following ways:

  • Allow users to enroll their devices without admin intervention.
  • Segregate corporate and personal data on devices with containerization.
  • Remove only corporate data while leaving the personal data untouched when the employee leaves the organization.

Learn more about BYOD management.

7. Kiosk mode.

Lock down mobile devices to run a single app or a select set of apps. Desktop Central supports lockdown functions for iOS/iPadOS, tvOS, Android and Windows devices.

With Desktop Central, you can:

  • Lock down devices with a single app or a set of apps while restricting access to other apps and device functionalities.
  • Automate installation and update of Kiosk provisioned apps.
  • Deploy a custom settings app to provide access to basic device settings such a brightness, Wi-Fi and volume control.
  • Create web shortcuts and provision them in Kiosk Mode with limited browser access.

Learn more about implementing kiosk mode on mobile devices.

8. OS update management.

Every device receives regular OS updates which usually are security patches or enhance the features of the device. Desktop Central provides admins granular control over OS updates released for iOS/iPad OS, Android and Chrome devices..

With Desktop Central, you can:

  • Automate OS updates to ensure all security updates are in place.
  • Restrict users from manually performing an OS update until it's been successfully tested.
  • Schedule the OS update to non-work hours and avoid loss in productivity.
  • Notify users prior to performing the OS update while also allowing them to skip the updates for a specific duration.

Learn more on managing OS updates on mobile devices.

9. Remote Troubleshoot.

Mobile devices allow users to work remotely thereby improving productivity, but it also creates hassles for admins to troubleshoot issues on remote devices. With Desktop Central, you can remotely view or control the device screens to troubleshoot devices in real-time.

Additionally, you can also:

  • Choose between attended or unattended remote sessions.
  • Execute chat commands on devices to perform actions like reboot and exiting Kiosk Mode to reduce user intervention.
  • Chat with the user during the remote session for analysing the issue better.

Learn more about remotely troubleshooting mobile devices.

10. Audits and reports.

Tracking and analyzing asset information helps you protect sensitive corporate data. Desktop Central provides out-of-the-box reports that allow you to audit devices.

With Desktop Central's reporting capabilities, you can:

  • Scan devices to ensure they are compliant with company policy.
  • Obtain granular details about the apps running on managed devices.
  • Generate predefined or customized reports immediately or at a scheduled time.

Learn more about auditing mobile devices.

11. Asset management.

Unlike traditional workstations that reside within the physical workspace of an enterprise, mobile devices are used from multiple locations, complicating the process of managing and controlling them.

With Desktop Central, you can:  

  • Track and analyze asset information to protect sensitive corporate data.
  • Retrieve complete information about devices, including device details, certificates, installed apps, and more.
  • Maintain an inventory of additional device information such as warranty details, purchase details, etc.
  • Gain complete visibility on devices with out-of-the-box reports.

Learn more about managing mobile devices.

12. Device enrollment.

Desktop Central serves as a unified endpoint management solution that works across many device environments, providing necessary security protocols so that unauthorized users can’t gain access to your corporate network. 

You can enroll devices manually or automatically, enroll devices in bulk, or have users self-enroll their mobile devices.

Desktop Central offers: 

  • Perform out of the box enrollment using Apple Business Manager, Zero Touch Enrollment, Knox Mobile Enrollment and Windows Autopilot.
  • Allow employee to enroll their devices by sending out enrollment invites or by creating a self-service portal.
  • Automate user assignment to distribute apps, policies and documents immediately upon enrollment.
  • Enhance security with Two-factor authentication with one-time password (OTP) and Active Directory credentials.

Learn more about enrolling mobile devices.