Odyssey Software has mobile device management for new Apple iOS5

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Odyssey Software, a provider of enterprise-class mobile device management software, announced that it is the first MDM product provider delivering support for iOS5 on Oct. 12 in line with Apple’s release. Odyssey Software’s flagship MDM software, Athena, is ready with iOS5 device management capabilities.

With the enhancements offered by Apple, iOS4 users are likely to be migrating to iOS5 very quickly, said Stephen Drake, Program VP at IDC.

Being able to support these users immediately will be of critical importance to enterprise IT administrators, he added.

“With this increase in usage of these devices in the enterprise comes the growing demand to remotely manage these devices to enforce policies, enhance productivity and drive efficient operations for workers. The need for enterprises to manage iOS and Android along with other leading mobile devices from a unified platform provides an opportunity for solutions such as Odyssey Software’s Athena to address such a challenge.”

“Apple has responded well with the changing needs in the marketplace, and we have been in lockstep with them all the way,” said Mark Gentile, CEO of Odyssey Software. “As such, we’ve kept pace with the improvements Apple will be delivering with the release of iOS5 and are set to provide support for managing and securing devices running this operating system the day it hits the market.”