Odyssey, Lumension partner for mobile device security

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Updated Mar 2, 2012

Lumension, a provider of endpoint management and security, announced a partnership with Odyssey Software Inc. to deliver Lumension Mobile Device Management on the Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite, L.E.M.S.S, and other partnerships that extend the platform’s reach around the globe. L.E.M.S.S. is designed to simplify IT systems management, expand operational visibility and deliver more effective security.

“In the recent past, enterprises needed to manage a small number of mobile devices, many of which ran on the same operating system,” says Mark Gentile, chief executive officer of Odyssey. “Today, IT departments are tasked with implementing an MDM
solution to manage an influx of devices running on a variety of operating systems. It is more important than ever organizations deploy a strategy that is both scalable and comprehensive.”

The companies say that because of the new partnership, organizations relying on L.E.M.S.S. soon will have the ability to manage, inventory and secure mobile device hardware and Software; set policy configuration and desired security levels; and remotely wipe Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile devices. The solution will have Apple and Android capabilities, with BlackBerry, Microsoft Exchange and Windows Mobile device capabilities to come in subsequent releases.

“Allowing employees to bring personal mobile devices onto the network is not really a question anymore,” says Pat Clawson, chairman and CEO of Lumension. “The productivity that organizations gain from this capability is too great to ignore. IT is now focused on how best to manage and secure this new way of doing business and our partnership with Odyssey provides our customers with effective and efficient mobile device management built into an already strong, layered security approach. After all, a mobile device is simply another endpoint that needs to be managed and secured.”

In addition to adding mobile device management, L.E.M.S.S. v. 7.2 also will deliver added visibility with the integration of the cloud-based Lumension Endpoint Integrity Service. This end-of-quarter one-beta platform will allow users to validate the integrity of both OS and third-party application software on their endpoints.