BoxTone Extends Support to BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

PlayBook Deployments to Benefit From BoxTone’s Innovative Approach to Mobility Management

COLUMBIA, MD–(Marketwire – May 1, 2012) – BoxTone, the innovator of Automated Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), today announced it has extended its management platform to provide enterprise IT operations, support and security professionals with unified management and control of BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets running PlayBook OS 2.0. By delivering real-time management, monitoring and support for the new PlayBook OS, large organizations — especially those in regulated industries such as financial services, government and healthcare — can better ensure high service quality and security at the lowest cost and risk.

“Before they can fully mobilize their workforce, regulated organizations and mission-critical mobile scenarios require both superior mobile data security and superior service quality,” said Brian Reed, chief product officer, BoxTone. “That’s why so many large enterprises turn to BoxTone whenever they choose to roll out new mobile devices, apps and services, like the PlayBook. BoxTone’s EMM platform automates management, monitoring and support, enabling the rapid operationalization of devices and apps while freeing up IT to focus on the more strategic aspects of mobility.”

Featuring an integrated email client with a unified inbox, calendar and contacts with social integration, enhanced Web browsing and updated Documents To Go® and new Print To Go® apps, BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 delivers the tools enterprise users need to be productive while on the go. And with support from alliance partners like BoxTone, enterprise users of the PlayBook can achieve their full productivity potential in a secure, easily managed and supported environment.

BoxTone enables the enterprise to mobilize safely, reliably and efficiently by delivering an automated EMM platform that simplifies the delivery of mobile services from a single point of control. BoxTone is the industry’s only automated EMM platform to span the full mobile lifecycle of security, support and operations across all mobile users, devices and apps for enterprise mobile deployments. With this release, BoxTone empowers IT to more efficiently operationalize a PlayBook deployment with role-based capabilities for:

  • IT operations to proactively monitor real-time mobile services, respond rapidly to service issue, and optimize performance, helping to maintain service quality at the lowest cost
  • Support staff to remotely look up real-time status and to auto-diagnose & fix issues fast, helping to reduce trouble tickets, escalations and support costs
  • Information security and IT management to automatically track & control inventory, ensure policy compliance and optimize utilization, helping to ensure full compliance and reduce costs

In addition to the PlayBook, BoxTone supports all BlackBerry® smartphones and operating systems — including the latest BlackBerry® 7 OS handsets, such as the BlackBerry® Bold 9900 and 9930 with touch display and keyboard, BlackBerry® Torch 9810 with touch display and slide-out keyboard, and the all-touch BlackBerry® Torch 9850 and 9860 — as well as any other device platform, OS and applications chosen by the enterprise.

The BoxTone EMM solution will be on display in Booth #134 at BlackBerry World 2012, being held May 1-3, 2012 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. BoxTone will also be in the BlackBerry World Demo Theater on Tuesday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m. presenting: “From a 500 device MDM pilot to 50,000 in production: Best practices for managing an enterprise mobile deployment at scale.”

About BoxTone
BoxTone is the innovator of automated Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). With millions of devices under management, BoxTone’s automated EMM platform is trusted by more of the world’s leading enterprises, Managed Service Providers and government agencies than any other — including 41 of the Fortune® 100 and 8 of the Top 10 MSPs — to ensure maximum mobile performance and security at the lowest cost and risk. Only BoxTone’s single unified mobile management platform powered by patented real-time automation technology addresses the entire mobile lifecycle: mobile device management, application management, support management and operations management. And only BoxTone delivers real-time centralized control of all mobile smartphones and tablets including iPhone and iPad, Google Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, as well as the enterprise apps that run on them. Learn more at www.boxtone.com, or call +1 410.910.3344. Follow BoxTone on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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