The number of tools for IT Ops professionals to choose from is overwhelming. For this reason, we created the periodic table of IT Ops tools to better define, organize, and explain the IT Ops tooling landscape. It is our hope that it will help IT professionals find, explore, and choose tools for their future IT Ops stack.

In a portion of this table we dive into Mobile Device Management (MDM) tools specifically. Below you will find a list of the top mobile device management tools per the interactions we measure on the table.

What is MDM?


Mobile device management (MDM) is software that allows IT administrators to control, secure and enforce policies on smartphones, tablets and other endpoints. MDM is a core component of enterprise mobility management (EMM) which also includes mobile application management, identity and access management and enterprise file sync and share. The intent of MDM is to optimize the functionality and security of mobile devices within the enterprise while simultaneously protecting the corporate network.

The best MDM tools:


AirWatch

AirWatch engages in enterprise-grade mobile device, application, and content management designed to simplify mobility.


Hexnode

Hexnode is a software company headquartered in Walnut, California specializing in providing Mobile Device Management solution worldwide. Hexnode is one of those vendors which provide MDM solutions to SMBs as well.


Jamf Now

Jamf Now, formerly Bushel, is a cloud-based Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution for iPads, iPhones, and Macs in the workplace.


Meraki

Cisco Meraki is a cloud managed IT company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Their solutions include wireless, switching, security, mobile device management, communications, and security cameras, all centrally managed from the web. Meraki was acquired by Cisco Systems in December 2012.


Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune is a cloud service that provides mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities. Intune’s mobile productivity management capabilities help organizations provide their employees access to corporate data, applications, and resources, while helping to protect their corporate information.


MobileIron

MobileIron Inc. is an American software company specializing in solutions for mobile device management (MDM) and enterprise mobility management (EMM). MobileIron’s software allows the management of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers in an enterprise environment, as well as the secure mobile access to enterprise data.


View the periodic table here