By Telecom Lead Team: SingTel has
recently launched Mobility Device Manager (MDM), a global cloud-based service
for its enterprise customers. The service enables companies to secure, control
and manage corporate data and mobile devices of their employees, regardless of
With the SingTel Mobility Device
Manager service, companies can manage devices of different mobile OS and ensure
information security for mobile devices used by their workforce. This includes
company-issued devices, as well as those belonging to employees.
We are seeing a surge in the number
of companies that allow their employees to bring their own mobile
devices for work. This opens up new security issues, particularly for
companies with regional operations. With SingTel MDM, companies can now secure
data through security policy settings and governance, control on devices,
manage apps deployment and control cost through usage policy management. These
can all be done via the simple-to-use web-based portal,” Bill Chang, executive
vice president, business group, SingTel.
With SingTel MDM, an administrator
can remotely lock or selectively erase corporate data of the employee’s mobile
device when it lost or theft to prevent market sensitive information from
falling into the wrong hands. Administrators can determine the location of
the missing devices and remotely deploy and track apps downloads within the
enterprise. They are also able to configure and provision the devices
SingTel collaborated with
MobileIron, a global MDM service provider to launch this service.
Over the last two years, we’ve seen
global business running more and more often on mobile devices and demand for
MobileIron is exploding globally. We are very pleased to have SingTel, Asia
Pacific’s leading communications group, as a major partner and to work with
them to meet the needs of enterprise customers in the region,” said Bob Tinker,
CEO of MobileIron.
SingTel MDM is independent of the
location and mobile network, thus facilitating the seamless control of mobile
With the apps management and
in-house apps publishing features, companies can publish their in-house apps
separately from public apps. This ensures that only a company’s employees have
access to the company’s apps such as sales, marketing or HR-related applications.
Analysts believe that more companies will develop and deploy their own in-house
apps for their workforce.
SingTel MDM provides the ability to
disable selected data-intensive applications, cost will also be controlled and
managed, especially when a user is roaming. Furthermore, companies are also
able to manage roaming costs by setting roaming alerts.
SingTel MDM is offered on a monthly
subscription basis, companies do not need to make upfront investments in
equipment and can avoid the ongoing costs of managing and maintaining complex
systems and hardware.
Entreda and Singtel launched
a joint initiative to offer affordable next-generation cloud-managed IT
services to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs).