IBM MaaS360 Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant

IBM announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the Enterprise Mobility Management Suites Magic Quadrant for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

The IBM MaaS360 platform enables and secures users, devices, content and apps. IBM is recognized by its clients as a leader in this market based on positive user experiences, execution of cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM), and completeness of vision in both market understanding and innovation.

According to Gartner: “Organizations usually adopted MDM [Mobile Device Management] to help enable mobile users. As requirements broadened to more applications and access to more sources of content, MDM evolved into a broader set of technologies, which is now commonly referred to as EMM.”

"We feel this recognition from Gartner underscores IBM´s ongoing commitment to helping clients transform and protect their businesses through mobile," said Deepak Advani, general manager, IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure. "Today´s news further validates IBM’s commitment to delivering the best mobile management and security experience for our clients.”

The IBM MobileFirst portfolio helps businesses adopt mobile technology to better engage with customers and extend their businesses to new markets. The IBM MaaS360 offering expands the IBM MobileFirst portfolio of solutions with cloud-based capabilities, delivering a comprehensive mobile management and security solution for global organizations of all sizes. These capabilities support IBM’s vision for enterprise mobility management, which also encompasses the lifecycle management of apps and security of transactions between businesses, partners and customers.

With IBM MaaS360, organizations can:
· Fully embrace Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs
· Support multiple mobile operating systems
· Distribute and manage public and private apps
· Enable secure content collaboration
· Protect sensitive corporate data on mobile devices

IBM MaaS360 provides several advantages over existing solutions:
· Instant deployment with no ongoing maintenance
· Flexible container options to tailor security policies for specific use cases
· Worry free scalability when deploying devices and apps to thousands of users
· Seamless, non-intrusive integration to existing infrastructure

MaaS360 On-Premises was announced earlier this year, providing organizations the same award-winning SaaS platform in a 100 percent on-premises delivery option. The MaaS360 On-Premises offering includes the complete set of features available in cloud-based MaaS360 deployments used by thousands of customers globally.

On May 22, 2014, Gartner´s Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools also named IBM as a Leader. IBM Endpoint Manager and MaaS360 solutions combine to offer clients a holistic way to securely manage both fixed and mobile endpoints. The ability to seamlessly manage mobile diversity will become increasingly important as organizations of all sizes continue to provide employees with more access to mobile applications, documents and devices.