Wednesday, January 9, 2013

BYOD: MS Exchange ActiveSync and Mobile device management – how are they related? Find out……

Microsoft’s Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) is a Microsoft Exchange synchronization protocol based on HTTP and XML and lets mobile phones access an organization's information on a server that's running Microsoft Exchange. Exchange ActiveSync enables mobile phone users to access their email, calendar, contacts, and tasks, and to continue to access this information while they're working offline.

Along with all the email and related features, it has a MDM (Mobile Device Management) feature which most people are unaware of!! Many took it as surprise when I informed them that they can get basic MDM features using their already existent MS Exchange!! EAS can easily provide most of the MDM features than an organization wants when it decides to enable the BYOD program. It helps provide mobile device management and mobile data security too for the enterprises such as
·         PIN reset
·         Enhanced device security through password policies
·         Auto-discover for over-the-air provisioning

It also provides controls to manage such as......................

Manjunath M Gowda
CEO, i7 Networks  “Agentless BYOD Control”
(An Enterprise Mobility Security Solutions Company)

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