CA Technologies launches MDM suite

CA Technologies has launched a new suite of products designed to provide mobile device management to enterprises

CA Technologies has launched a suite of mobile device management products (MDM) for enterprises.

The firm, which produces IT management software, announced the products at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona this week. It will provide a software suite that encompasses enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile development and operations (DevOps), as well as helping businesses embrace the trend towards the internet of things.

CA said this was the first cloud-based product for mobility management, and the mobile DevOps feature would boost productivity for enterprises by enabling them to rapidly develop and improve software applications.

At its 2013 World Conference, CA Technologies announced its acquisition of application programming interface (API) security specialist Layer 7, which gave it access to hundreds of API and security development solutions. 

The MDM suite, which uses CA's Smart Containerisation technology, enables businesses to implement several layers of security to create separation between consumer and corporate profiles on a device.

According to Arun Bhattacharya, product marketing lead for MDM and future EMM at CA, the push towards bring your own device (BYOD) in enterprises is a positive move towards greater mobility, and employees choosing their own devices will ultimately improve productivity.

“As people are getting into this whole mobility revolution, there is an increased focus on user experience,” he said.

Bhattacharya also claimed the use of mobile DevOps allowed CA to offer security, application management and the internet of things, and modular flexibility enables enterprises to pick and choose how to use CA solutions in conjunction with the technology already in place.

The EMM software and connect products are available now. CA Mobile Device Management (CA MDM) – part of the EMM solution – will also work alongside Samsung’s Knox security software.

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