Dec. 14, 2011 — Wavelink today announced the release of Avalanche SmartDevice Server 2.0, which adds new features for managing smartphones and tablets. Additionally, the new release adds support for iOS 5, which runs on devices including the iPhone 4S.
With Avalanche smartphone and tablet management, administrators are able to track Apple and Android devices and receive key information about them, including street-level mapping of their location, platform data, battery levels, Wi-Fi status, Bluetooth information, VPN configuration and more. Devices that are lost or stolen can be wiped or locked remotely to protect corporate data, and administrators can create, revise and deploy policies and limit access to peripheral devices or unapproved applications.
In the new release, Wavelink now offers support for both the Apple MDM (Mobile Device Management) protocol and the Google C2DM (Cloud to Device Messaging) protocol. The Apple MDM protocol allows Avalanche to centrally send out device updates on-demand and allows those updates to install in the background. Administrators are able to see any existing profiles that have been installed by the end user as well as a list of all installed software packages, regardless of their source. They are also able to add or make changes to existing policies without end-user intervention, thereby maintaining a high level of productivity.
The Google C2DM protocol allows Avalanche to wake up Android-based devices on-demand to perform time-critical functions. The Avalanche client will check in with the smartphone server to download new policies and security functions and to upload statistics and location information.
Other new features in Avalanche SmartDevice Server 2.0 include: New dashboard interface that provides a clear and immediate view of the health of Android and iOS devices, including drill-through capability, support for retrieval of active software on Apple devices, ability to distribute AppStore software shortcuts, support for carrier APN and proxy profiles, and WebClip support, which allows URL shortcuts to be placed on the Apple or Android desktop.
“We continue to see a rapid rise in the number of organizations concerned with securing their corporate data that is accessed and stored by smartphone and tablet devices,” said Martin Brewer, director of research and development for Wavelink. “We are committed to continually updating our software to accommodate all the nuances of new operating systems and devices on the market. With Wavelink Avalanche, administrators can centrally manage all the mobile assets on their network by tracking, updating and securing them and ensuring corporate policies are enforced.”
Avalanche SmartDevice Server supports Apple iOS devices, such as the iPhone and iPad and iPod Touch, and Android devices. Management features are specific to each platform and major device manufacturers such as Apple, HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG and many others.
Wavelink Avalanche SmartDevice Server 2.0 is now available through Wavelink and its partners. Existing Avalanche customers can download the latest SmartDevice module from the Downloads section of the Wavelink website. For more information, please visit mobile device managementhttp://www.wavelink.com/p/smartphone-and-tablet-management.
With more than 8 million active client licenses in the field, Wavelink is the leading provider of multi-vendor mobile device management, wireless infrastructure management, terminal emulation, voice enabling, proactive telecom expense management and mobile application development software. Wavelink technology solves the unique challenges involved in deploying, managing and controlling today’s enterprise mobility systems, and facilitates peak performance from frontline staff. More than 15,000 companies in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government, public safety and logistics industries rely on Wavelink to accelerate application delivery, reduce device management and support costs, and tighten network security. Inside the four walls, or in the field, Wavelink leads mobility.