LogMeIn launches secure device management for iPads and iPhones

LogMeIn, developer behind mobile remote access app, LogMeIn Ignition, has unveiled a new service that helps organisations enable and manage secure access to corporate computers and data from personal devices entering the workplace.

Starting with the iPad and iPhone, the new service pairs access to applications, files and important data with control of users and their mobile devices. As a result, organisations can implement policies to control what’s being accessed, by whom, and from what device, while providing device owners with mobile access benefits far beyond simple email and calendar functions.

A preview of the access control service is now available with general availability to follow. The preview is currently restricted to iOS endpoint devices but control over access from other platforms, including desktop computers and Android, is in the works.

Delivered through LogMeIn’s management suite, LogMeIn Central, and taking advantage of the remote access capabilities in LogMeIn Ignition, organisations can grant or restrict user access to individual computers, authorise specific iOS devices for users or groups, and block or discontinue access from any user or device.

The services are cloud-based and simply scalable, eliminating the need for on-premise deployments and making it possible to quickly and easily start managing any number of devices.

“This service represents a key step forward in LogMeIn’s mobile innovation,” said Andrew Burton, LogMeIn VP of access and management. “By combining the benefits of LogMeIn Ignition with visibility and control over how employees access their applications and data, organisations can expand the benefits of mobility to all their users, whether individuals bring their own iPads to the workplace or the iPads are provided to them.”

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