Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea Ltd. (VIL), announced the launch of Vodafone Secure Device Manager (VSDM) by collaborating with IBM.
According to the partnership deal, VIBS will leverage IBM Security MaaS360, a comprehensive Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) platform, to deliver an AI approach to UEM to enable endpoints and end-users. The Vodafone Secure Device Manager platform is designed to secure emails, protect devices containing company data used for automating the field sales force, and securing company data and apps on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenario, all while respecting the personal privacy of the employees.
Vodafone Idea claims that VSDM will help companies with a wide array of functionalities like containerization, secure access to company apps, ability to push policies, control access to apps while at work, provide content that employees need to be productive while maintaining data security and personal privacy.
It also stated that the VSDM platform is flexible and can be customized as per the company’s security policies with the option of different policies for different employee profiles. The platform provides AI insights and contextual analytics, capabilities to proactively defend against malware and other threats, Single Sign On (SSO) to Web & SaaS Apps on devices, and Business Dashboard for Apps.
Commenting on the Secure Device Manager launch, Anil Philip, EVP- Products, Solutions, and Partnerships, Vodafone Idea said, “Our strength lies in providing Enterprise mobility solutions which is the key for promoting digital workplace. The rising trend of BYOD and increased security threat of data stored in the cloud and transferred over networks highlights the need for a product like VSDM. It will enable organizations to be more productive by ensuring flexibility and mobility to its employees without having to worry about data safety. We are happy to partner with IBM to offer VSDM to support our enterprise and small business customers in their endeavor for data security and digitalization.”
“Thousands of enterprises worldwide rely on IBM Security MaaS360 as the foundation for their mobile initiatives. VSDM, powered by IBM Security MaaS360, helps organizations to increase employee productivity, by optimizing the functionality and security of mobile devices within the enterprise, while simultaneously protecting the corporate network. Further, with AI capability, companies will be empowered to manage malware and get proactive threat management. Vodafone Idea Limited’s reach and expertise coupled with IBM’s proficiency in data security can be leveraged to help enterprises secure their devices, prevent malware and permit seamless scalability,” said, Vaidyanathan Iyer, Security Software Leader, IBM India South/Asia.