Unlike corporate owned devices, BYOD policies need to consider ease of user adoption and personal privacy. Traditional mobile device management (MDM) solutions focused on device-level security and asset management.
BMC AppZone is BYOD friendly. It allows IT to control corporate apps without interfering with personal choices on the device. Furthermore, while MDM is designed as an IT-control tool, BMC AppZone is modeled after consumer-style app stores with the same easy self-service and flexibility, while enabling IT management of enterprise-owned app licenses.
BMC AppZone can be used to complement MDM solutions. Some customers use MDM for corporate issued/controlled devices and BMC AppZone for BYOD, or you can use BMC AppZone for app delivery and management while using MDM for device-level security.
Enterprise App Store
Mobile Device Mgmt
|Lightweight, easy to deploy||Yes||No|
|Avoids user privacy, liability issues||Yes||Yes|
|Maintains enterprise ownership of app licenses||Yes||Yes|
|Distributes apps to external users (ie. contractors and customers)||Yes||No|
|Publishes documents as well as apps||Yes||No|
|Manages app policies such as required apps and versioning||Yes||Yes|
|App security scanning||Yes||External|
|Deactivate, reclaim, and reallocate app licenses||Yes||Yes|
|Device-level control such as device wipe, monitoring, blacklisting, pwd locks||No||Yes|