Meraki Updates Systems Manager, Adds Android Support

Cloud management networking solutions developer Meraki has updated its Systems Manager mobile device management solution,  adding support for Android among other new features. The company said that the solution is designed to respond to the changing needs of enterprises that are confronting the proliferation of mobile devices and the bring your own device (BYOD) trend.

The most recent version of Systems Manager includes the following features:

  • Android support -- With this release, Systems Manager is available for Android smartphones and tablets running version 2.2 (Froyo) and above
  • Backpack -- The solution's Backpack feature simplifies the distribution of content to enrolled devices by allowing IT administrators to easily push files wirelessly to client devices
  • Meraki Network Access Control (NAC) Integration -- To prevent unmanaged and potentially insecure clients from accessing sensitive network resources, enterprises running Meraki wireless networks can restrict access exclusively to devices enrolled in Systems Manager
The Systems Manager App is available through the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. Meraki’s Systems Manager is free for all users, and can be downloaded here. Systems Manager has been deployed on more than 200,000 customer devices running Windows, Mac OS, and iOS operating systems.

Meraki currently serves clients in more than 100 countries and is based in San Francisco. The company has received funding from Sequoia Capital and Google. To find out more about the company's partners program, visit the its website.
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