Mobile Device Management: Zenprise, Palo Alto Networks Partner
Mobile device management (MDM) systems and enterprise security systems are starting to converge. An example: Zenprise, an MDM software provider, has joined the Palo Alto Networks Technology Partner Program. The result: Zenprise MobileManager MDM software now interoperates with Palo Alto Networks’ firewalls.
For managed services providers, the Zenprise-Palo Alto Networks relationship means it could get easier to manage smartphones and tablets without worrying about complex firewall settings. The Zenprise-Palo Alto relationship also allows IT service providers and customers to:
- Automatically provision and configure Palo Alto Networks GlobalProtect connectivity for iOS devices utilizing Zenprise MobileManager;
- provision, view and control applications on a wide range of smartphones and tablets;
- ensure that all mobile devices adhere to corporate security policy and best practices; and
- enable BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) while maintaining security and compliance requirements.
Additionally, Palo Alto Networks partners can use the BYOD kit for CIOs and IT admins, which Zenprise released in November, 2011.