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As enterprise mobility management (EMM) suites continue their evolution into unified endpoint management (UEM), our chart lets you quickly compare features and functions. We have the goods on 8 top vendors' products, in 10 different feature categories.

Computerworld > EMM 2018: Enterprise Mobile Management Vendors Compared [teaser]

While mobile device management (MDM) capabilities have been the core driver of interest in enterprise mobility products up to this point, these tools have largely transformed into full-blown enterprise mobility management (EMM) suites, which include app and data security, among many other things. 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 mobile management features you may require.

EMM platforms help companies secure their mobile infrastructure, as well as control device policies and manage mobile apps, content, networks and services. EMM also plays a role in overseeing expenses related to communications services, mobile policies and identity management.

Just as MDM evolved into EMM, so EMM is evolving into unified endpoint management (UEM), a strategic approach that consolidates how enterprises manage an array of deployed devices including phones, tablets, PCs and even IoT devices. It delivers more reliable data into the state of devices and apps used by employees, as well as insight into identity and how hardware and apps are being used, all of which can be used to improve cross-functional workflows.

[ Related: Enterprise mobility 2018: UEM is the next step ]

Our in-depth chart compares the features and functions offered by major EMM vendors including BlackBerry, Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, MobileIron, Sophos, SOTI, and VMware.

This chart was originally posted in May 2013 and was updated in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. We chose the vendors and products listed here based on conversations with independent analysts; all have significant market share or are important to include for other reasons such as features and functions. All information in the chart about the products and services comes from the respective vendors.

 

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