Absolute Manage

Provider Info
Supports iOS 7: 
yes

Marketing Info

Absolute® Manage Mobile Device Management (Absolute Manage MDM) provides remote management capabilities for Apple® iOS devices (iPhone®, iPad touch®, iPad™). Customers can remotely engage with their deployment within the administrator console and perform standard maintenance routines as well as take strategic and responsive measures based upon the requirements of each device.

Absolute Manage MDM is authentically cross platform and can be installed within a Mac or a Windows environment, so there’s no need to invest in additional infrastructure or hardware components.

Resources

Absolute Manage website
Absolute Manage MDM website
Absolute Manage MDM data sheet

Absolute Manage MDM is available as a component within Absolute Manage or as a stand-alone product.

Absolute Manage MDM does not require an agent to be installed on the device for basic management functions, such as device enrollment, device querying, deploying configuration profiles, or locking and wiping devices. However, there is an app provided called Absolute Apps that serves a number of particularly compelling functions:

  • Self-serve portal for recommended App Store apps
  • Distribution of ASVPP app redemption codes
  • Device geotracking
  • Deployment of in-house apps
  • Self-service, on-demand configuration profiles
  • Detection of jailbroken devices

Other unique features include the ability to build profiles with variable data inputs. For example, a standard Exchange profile for all users could include the symbolic “email address”, “username,” and other necessary fields. The actual data, customized per user, is inserted to the profile when it is deployed.

Packaging
Is the service hardware, software, or cloud?
SaaS: 
no
Appliance: 
no
Windows Software: 
yes
Mac Software: 
yes
Unix Software: 
no
Virtual Machine: 
yes
Reseller Theming: 
no
Licensing
How do you pay for the service?
Recurring License: 
yes
Perpetual License: 
yes
Maintenance
In addition to purchase, is there recurring maintenance? What does it include?
Purchase: 
Optional
Includes Minor Updates: 
yes
Includes Major Updates: 
yes
Includes Support: 
yes
Support
How and when is support provided?
12 x 5: 
yes
12 x 7: 
no
24 x 7: 
no
Scalability
Are there features such as segmented administration and fault tolerance that help the product successfully manage tens of thousands of devices?
Locations: 
yes
Location-Specific Admins: 
yes
Role-Based Admins: 
yes
Standalone Server: 
yes
Fail-Over Capability: 
no
Load Balancing: 
no
Device Enrollment
What methods are available for enrolling devices?
Web Portal: 
yes
iOS App: 
no
Configurator: 
yes
Device Enrollment Program (iOS 7): 
yes
User Authentication
What method exist to authenticate users?
Active Directory: 
yes
Open Directory: 
yes
Other LDAP: 
no
User/Pass Upload: 
yes
Basic MDM Features
Basic legacy features common to almost every MDM platform.
Require Passcode: 
yes
Device Restrictions: 
yes
Exchange Account Seeding: 
yes
WiFi Configuration: 
yes
VPN Info: 
yes
Remote Wipe: 
yes
Remove Passcode: 
yes
Remote Lock: 
yes
Push Text Message: 
yes
Advanced MDM Features
Less common mobile management features.
Start On Date: 
yes
End On Date: 
yes
Versioning: 
yes
Rollback: 
yes
Triggered by Inventory: 
yes
Allow custom XML: 
yes
Supervised Device Features
These restrictions are applicable only on [[Supervision|supervised devices]]
Prevent Game Center: 
yes
Prevent iMessage: 
yes
App Lock (iOS 6): 
yes
Global HTTP Proxy (iOS 6): 
yes
* Web Site White & Black-listing (iOS 7): 
yes
Prevent Manual Profile Installation: 
yes
App Management
Features focused on managing apps
Recommended App Catalog: 
yes
Push Web Apps: 
yes
Push Enterprise Apps: 
yes
"Push" Retail Apps: 
yes
Separate Managed and Unmanaged Data (iOS 7): 
yes
Per-App VPN (iOS 7): 
yes
Push App Configuration (iOS 7): 
yes
App Developer SDK Available: 
yes
App Store VPP Features
Features related to the iTunes App Volume Purchase Program.
VPP Spreadsheet Upload: 
yes
VPP Licensing Integration (iOS 7) : 
yes
Reassign App License (iOS 7): 
yes
Vendor-provided iOS App(s)
Links to the iTunes app store
Administration Console
How can the system be administered?
Web-Based Administration: 
yes
Desktop-Based Administration: 
yes
iOS-Based Administration: 
yes
API or SDK for Administration: 
no
Admin Notifications
How can admins be notified of issues?
Alert When Roaming: 
yes
Alert When No Response: 
yes
Alert on Forbidden App: 
yes
Data Export
Data available for export, to CSV, etc.
Device Status: 
yes
App Inventory: 
yes
Device History: 
yes
3rd Party Integration
The MDM Provider connects to which other services?
Apple GSX: 
yes
Microsoft BPOS: 
no
Good: 
no
Other Helpdesk: 
yes
Other Devices
What other devices can be managed by the platform?
Apple TV: 
yes
Android (Samsung): 
yes
Android (Nexus): 
yes
Android (HTC): 
yes
Android (Other): 
yes
Blackberry: 
no
Symbian: 
no
Windows Mobile: 
no
Windows Phone 7: 
yes
Windows Desktops: 
yes
Mac Desktops: 
yes
Linux Desktops: 
yes

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