BoxTone appears to be among the first mobile device management (MDM) companies to support iPhone 5 and iOS 6, which Apple unveiled yesterday. Even more importantly for managed services providers: BoxTone actually has an MDM partner program designed for MSPs that want to assist customers with BYOD (bring your own device) challenges.
According to a BoxTone statement:
The BoxTone service costs 99 cents per device per month, though I don't know if MSPs can adjust pricing for end-customers.
"BoxTone will enable enterprises and their employees to deploy and manage the smartphone [iPhone 5 and iOS 6] safely, reliably and efficiently, thanks to BoxTone's automated EMM platform that simplifies the delivery of enterprise mobile services."
Chances are dozens of MDM platforms will support Apple's new smartphone and operating system. And a growing list of RMM (remote monitoring and management) software companies now offer MDM capabilities -- with iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support on the way.
But Boxtone is actually putting a stake in the ground, proclaiming support right now and reaching out to MSPs. BoxTone claims eight of the world's top 10 MSPs are running the company's MDM platform -- though I don't know where that figure comes from. BoxTone announced its enterprise mobility management partner network earlier this year.