Mobile device management (MDM) is the administration of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops , desktop computers, tablet computers, ruggedized mobile computers, mobile printers, mobile POS devices, etc.
MDM functionality can include over-the-air distribution of applications, data and configuration settings for all types of mobile devices.
MDM tools are leveraged for both company-owned and employee-owned devices across the enterprise or mobile devices owned by consumers.
By controlling and protecting the data and configuration settings for all mobile devices in the network, MDM can reduce support costs and business risks. The intent of MDM is to optimize the functionality and security of a mobile communications network while minimizing cost and downtime.