2016 Mobility 100: 10 Coolest Mobile Device Management Vendors

10 Coolest Mobile Device Management Vendors

With the rise of Bring Your Own Device policies in the workplace, businesses are increasingly worried about unsecured apps and exposed data in the network.

In response to BYOD policies, many businesses have resorted to implementing third-party mobile device management tools from vendors like AirWatch and MobileIron to alleviate these fears. With mobile device management, IT administrators have control over devices deployed in the workplace. Solution providers with a mobile focus play a big part in mobile device management services by customizing solutions based on specific customers' requirements and needs.

Following are the vendors with the coolest mobile device management solutions, who made this year's MDM portion of the CRN Mobility 100 list.

Absolute Software

Geoff Haydon, CEO

Headquarters: Vancouver, Canada

Absolute Software sells its Absolute Manage MDM tool, which allows users to remotely manage iOS, Android, and Windows Phone deployed devices. Users can wirelessly (over cellular or Wi-Fi) configure, query, and wipe or lock managed devices. Absolute Manage MDM is available as an on-premise installation or as a cloud-based solution.


John Marshall, Founder, President and CEO


AirWatch spearheads enterprise mobility management across an array of industries and platforms with its primary solution, AirWatch Mobile Device Management. This product provides a single management console for businesses, enabling them to strengthen their control over devices and implement an enrollment process for administrators and end users.

Codeproof Technology

Satish Shetty, CEO

Headquarters: Bellevue, Wash.

Codeproof's software-as-a-service platform is for businesses with mobile or Internet of Things deployments. The platform features a cloud console that enables centralized mobile application management, content management and device management through geofencing and time-based policy enforcement.

Connectwise Business Suite

Arnie Bellini, CEO

Headquarters: Tampa, Florida

Connectwise's Business Suite includes security products, which include premium mobile device management capabilities, email protection, as well as encryption and patch management. Connectwise also offers password management services by partnering by Passportal and Thycotic.

JAMF Software

Dean Hager, CEO

Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minn.

JAMF Software, which offers enterprise mobility management tools as part of its Casper Suite, focuses exclusively on making Apple products more easily manageable by IT managers in small business, enterprise, education and higher education environments.


Fred Voccola, CEO

New York, NY

Kaseya EMM brings together Bring Your Own Device Management, Mobile Device Management and Mobile Application management capabilities. The product offers a streamlined user interface and mobile app management features. Kaseya offers Kaseya EMM apps through its suite, which includes Kaseya MobileManage for MDM functions, Kaseya WorkBrowser for enabling secure access to internal sites and web-based apps such as SharePoint, and Kaseya WorkDocs to enable secure viewing and editing for documents from internal repositories.


Barry Mainz, CEO

Mountain View, Calif.

MobileIron offers a variety of solutions for device, application and content management in the workplace. MobileIron's mobile device management product features secure email attachment configuration, advanced reporting, selective wipe, on-board certificate authority, and secure access gateway tools across multiple operating systems, including iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile.


Albert Subbloie, CEO

Orange, Conn.

Tangoe offers MatrixMobile products for multiple enterprise functions, such as expense management, social enterprise and cloud services. However, its MatrixMobile MDM product focuses on comprehensive monitoring and support software for mobile devices and enterprise applications. MatrixMobile MDM includes the support for security and policy compliance, application management and deployment, device containerization, anti-virus protection and content management.


Stephen Bemis, Vice President Of Worldwide Sales

Headquarters: South Jordan, Utah

Wavelink's enterprise mobility management solution for large enterprises, Avalanche, handles not only mobile devices, but also mobile apps, content access, devices, and peripherals, ensuring management for the administrator across the board. Through Avalanche, users can manage all mobile devices (including smartphones or barcode scanners) in one place and manage segmented workgroups easily.

Zoho's ManageEngine

Raj Sabhlok, President

Headquarters: Pleasanton, Calif.

ManageEngine simplifies IT management with its Mobile Device Manager Plus software for both SMBs and large enterprises. ManageEngine's MDM solution targets on-premises and cloud iOS, Android and Windows-powered mobile devices, so IT users can enroll employee devices, manage those devices on a dashboard and configure profiles.