SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BoxTone, the leader in Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Apperian, Inc., the leading Mobile Application Management (MAM) company, announced today a strategic alliance to give enterprises a proven 'one-stop' solution for full lifecycle enterprise-grade mobile device and application management.
The joint offering couples BoxTone's advanced Mobile Service Management (MSM) platform, which secures, manages, monitors and supports the leading mobile devices, users and services, with Apperian's innovative Enterprise App Services Environment (EASE), that enables businesses to securely create, deploy, and manage mobile applications. This first-of-its kind full lifecycle solution—with the industry's most complete, end-to-end mobility management capabilities—accelerates an enterprise's mobilization initiatives through faster deployment of secure mobile devices and applications. Now organizations can simultaneously reduce the time to develop and deploy business applications while also ensuring highest quality of service and security.
"We're seeing significant growth in the number of companies building line of business mobile applications, which has increased the pressure for fast and easy application development, deployment, and management," said David Patrick, CEO, Apperian. "By partnering with BoxTone, customers who are looking for help managing mobile devices and applications can now source our full lifecycle of application management and also ensure that their business data and devices are secure, supported and manageable."
"The market is moving beyond basic mobile device management, where mobility increasingly requires both fine-grained mobile application management and a full-lifecycle mobile management platform to deliver on its business potential," said Alan Snyder, CEO of BoxTone. "Partnering with Apperian to incorporate its world-class application management solution into our portfolio delivers the best of both capabilities to the enterprise market. Apperian's granular application-level controls and application-level data combined with the BoxTone MSM Platform helps the enterprise rapidly and safely expand mobilization efforts to include business-critical applications."BoxTone's full lifecycle EMM solution goes far beyond Mobile Device Management (MDM)--which is limited to the initial activation, provisioning, configuration and change tasks for a device—to span comprehensive capabilities for mobile security, support and operations. With BoxTone, enterprises get a unified mobile management platform that provides a single point of control to address the full mobile lifecycle. The supported smartphone and tablet devices include BlackBerry®, iPhone, iPad, Android™ and Windows Mobile/Phone 7. Mobile messaging support includes BlackBerry Enterprise Server, Microsoft® ActiveSync® and Good Technology. The flexible open architecture of the BoxTone MSM Platform enables rich integration across a variety of BoxTone MSM Platform Partners including Apple, RIM, Google, Microsoft, HP, IBM, LogMeIn and now Apperian.