Vodafone Idea partners with IBM to launch Secure Device Manager

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on December 18, 2019 Published on December 18, 2019

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The new service, powered by IBM Security MaaS360, will cater to all types of businesses in securing their data

Vodafone Idea Business Services (VIBS), the enterprise arm of Vodafone Idea on Wednesday announced the launch of Vodafone Secure Device Manager (VSDM), powered by IBM Security MaaS360, and Unified End-point Management (UEM).  As part of the agreement with IBM, VIBS will use IBM Security MaaS360 to deliver an AI approach to UEM to enable endpoints, end users, and everything in between — including apps, content, and data.

As more and more organisations move towards a digital workplace, companies need to enable employees with anytime and anywhere connectivity - delivered through a secure environment. VSDM empowers companies with wide array of functionalities like containerization, secure access to company apps while on the go, 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. Through VSDM, enterprises can increase employee productivity by optimising the functionality and security of devices within the enterprise. All this, while maintaining complete security, visibility and control over each and every device, IBM said in a statement.

The platform is designed to secure emails, protect devices containing company information used for automating the field sales force, and securing company data and apps on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scenario. The platform can be customized to each company’s security policies with 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. 

In addition to this, VSDM offers a 30-day free trial with unlimited licenses.

Commenting on the 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.”

Vaidyanathan Iyer, Security Software Leader, IBM India South/Asia, said, “Thousands of enterprises worldwide rely on IBM Security MaaS360 as the foundation for their mobile initiatives. VSDM, powered by IBM Security MaaS360, helps organisations to increase employee productivity, by optimising 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.”

VSDM is available for Large Enterprises, Government & small and medium businesses.

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Published on December 18, 2019
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