BlackBerry smartphones were once a favorite among enterprises, yet their spot is now slowly being taken over by the iPhone and by Android handsets. Well, while RIM finds a way for BlackBerrys to get possession of the “must-have business device” title back, the Mobile Fusion device management software is what the company will try to win the trust of corporate customers with.
Mobile Fusion is a software solution for Android and iOS devices that adds corporate level security features that enterprise customers would find handy. For example, it allows a company's IT department to manage and monitor a device's passwords and applications. Wiping or locking a handset remotely is also an option, which prevents any sensitive data to land in the wrong hands should the device gets lost or stolen. Besides, RIM promises that no security features that the host operating system provides are to be changed in any way.
Mobile Fusion is expected to make its debut during the first quarter of 2011. It is still unclear how much the software will cost exactly, yet it is said that pricing will be “competitive”. And in case if you are wondering, launching Mobile Fusion for Windows Phone is possible indeed, but is not likely to happen unless there is enough demand for it.