MDM features and functions compared

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Mobile device management tools are transforming into enterprise mobility management (EMM), which includes app and data security, among many other things. And while all the major offerings in this arena cover the basics when it comes to hardware management, there are differences when it comes to some of the extended features you may require.

This checklist is a good first step for assessing which products you might want to focus in on. But experts caution that there can be big differences in how features are deployed and work in the real world, so be sure to do extensive testing prior to deployment.

Categories covered by the chart include mobile platforms supported, various features under the MDM rubric (password protection, password reset, the ability to manage attached devices such as printers, etc.), application management, security features, document/content management, network management, service management, integration with PC management tools and reporting functions.

Further reading: Mobile device management continues to broaden.

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