WEST HENRIETTA, N.Y., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Odyssey Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class mobile device management (MDM) products, today announced its intent to support Microsoft Configuration Manager 2012.
Microsoft's Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 will support mobile device management for a wide range of mobile devices that connect to Exchange ActiveSync, including Windows Phone, Symbian, iOS, and Android-based devices. Athena™ will provide premium capabilities to extend and complement the native functionality offered in Configuration Manager 2012, including extensive support features for iOS and Android. The capabilities in Athena for Configuration Manager will extend device, hardware, software, location and health information, enhance provisioning and provide lock and wipe tools for Configuration Manager 2012.
"Odyssey Software is uniquely positioned to fully support and extend the capabilities of Configuration Manager 2012," said Mark Gentile, CEO of Odyssey Software. "With our recent introduction of Athena v5.0 for Configuration Manager for iOS and Android device support, we are set to provide the expanded capabilities for managing and securing a variety of today's most popular device platforms. Organizations are assured that all their mobile device management needs are addressed by one solution."
Athena currently enables in-depth management of iOS, Android, BlackBerry®, Windows® Mobile, and Windows® Embedded CE devices, as well as basic management support for HP webOS and Nokia smartphones. Its distinctive architectural design uses the existing Configuration Manager console to provide robust management and security in diverse device deployments.
"Managing and supporting the wide variety and growing number of mobile devices for the enterprise is becoming mission critical," said Jack Gold, analyst at J. Gold Associates. "A comprehensive mobile device management solution will enhance the capabilities and value of mobile devices, providing better policy enforcement, enhanced productivity and minimized total cost of ownership."
Athena does not require additional server-side components or consoles, unlike all other device management products, which require their own proprietary server, console or database infrastructure. Athena's seamless integration into the Configuration Manager platform provides unique benefits such as:
- All device management functions are performed from the native Configuration Manager console as a "single pane of glass" for all enterprise and mobile resources.
- All mobile and enterprise asset information is contained in the native Configuration Manager database.
- Platform facilities are utilized, such as the Configuration Manager Dashboard and SQL Reporting Services.
- The Configuration Manager platform's inherent scalability, reliability and security are leveraged.
Contrary to traditional management offerings, Athena is specifically architected to be modular and seamless to integrate. Athena is the industry's most flexible and comprehensive mobile device management solution.
About Odyssey Software
Odyssey Software is a leading provider of enterprise-class mobile and embedded device management software products for today's most popular device platforms. Our mission is to provide industry leading software technology innovations that make it efficient and cost effective for IT organizations to remotely manage, support and control the complexity of enterprise deployments. More information is available at: www.odysseysoftware.com or by calling +1-585-214-2409.
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