Smith Micro Software, Inc. ( NASDAQ: SMSI), a leading provider of wireless and mobility management solutions, has been recognized as a Specialist in the 2013 Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) Software. EMM is focused on managing the increasing array of mobile devices, wireless networks and related services to enable the broad use of mobile computing in a business context. Smith Micro was recognized for its standards-based approach to EMM and scalable platform, which combines device connectivity, user management and network optimization.
“EMM is an emerging, holistic approach to managing mobile devices that incorporates and transcends mobile device management (MDM), mobile app management and other software for managing mobile assets,” said Mike Anderson, President and Co-founder, Aragon Research Inc. “One thing vendors must do is to recognize the expansion into EMM, and shift their focus from MDM price to overall mobile management to align with the requirements on enterprise short lists. The companies we discuss in our Aragon Research Globe are forward thinkers when it comes to helping the ecosystem with the new best practices approach found in today’s complex enterprise environments.”
Smith Micro’s EMM solution leverages the company’s strong heritage supporting mobile carriers and device manufacturers with an Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) standards-based device management platform, which is now available to large enterprises in need of a scalable solution. The company’s EMM platform includes a client-server-portal application that enables companies, especially those with BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies, to empower their mobile workforces from one central console. Utilizing carrier- and device-agnostic controls, Smith Micro allows IT organizations to manage mobile workers, devices, applications and network connections. The platform enables seamless, secure connectivity between devices and wireless networks, prioritizes access points, and enforces policies to optimize network utilization. The platform is also highly customizable using APIs that can be integrated into other mobility solutions.