Cortado Makes Mobile Device Management Productive
Cortado, the leading provider of cloud desktop services, today announces availability of the new version of its Cortado Corporate Server. The on-premise solution, Cortado Corporate Server 6.0, not only delivers advanced mobile device management (MDM) for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices, but also creates entirely new productivity levels for mobile devices through complete and secure integration into corporate IT.
IT departments are challenged to make a significant contribution to improve corporate productivity. When it comes to the use of mobile devices in the enterprise, current MDM systems leave a lot to be desired as their primary focus is on administration, but not on the efficient use of mobile devices. The new Cortado Corporate Server 6.0 takes a completely different approach. It provides full mobile device management (MDM) and simultaneously integrates smartphones and tablets into corporate IT, giving employees the freedom to work productively and remotely with their devices. In addition to file access features, database reports, extensive file management, e-mail forwarding of files, print and fax functions are also delivered with the solution. As an added benefit, because many functions run server-side, data transfer remains manageable.
Cortado Corporate Server employs two methods to ensure maximum security. The first is unlike other sealed, container solutions, which provoke users to move important company documents to cloud services such as Dropbox, etc. Cortado Corporate Server has an open- and consumer-oriented design that means the user has no need to search for a workaround and move data to uncontrolled cloud services. Second, an end-to-end security approach allows local encryption of the documents on the device and, in case of emergency and in contrast to current VPN systems – deleting of files or partial deleting of corporate data.
For IT administrators, the new HTML5-based Management Console delivers clear management for all corporate and privately-held devices, users, apps, policies, Wi-Fi profiles and certificates.
It can be accessed from any location, with a current browser making it efficient and easy to offer extended support hours. It also provides full integration with Active Directory resulting in all user activity being displayed just as if it had taken place with a standard PC. Activities are logged by an audit trail, therefore meeting all current compliance requirements. The solution also provides convenient application management via business and web applications that can now be distributed and managed via Cortado’s Enterprise Resource Store.
“The management of mobile devices in the enterprise should not be an end in itself, but is intended to increase the productivity of employees with their mobile devices,” said Carsten Mickeleit, Cortado CEO. “Cortado Corporate Server 6.0 offers just that, secure and clear management of devices and at the same time the mobile workforce can complete virtually all the tasks with their smartphones and tablets that they are used to completing on their desktop computer. From our point of view only productive integration like this really makes sense.”
Cortado Corporate Server for 5 users, including update service and support, costs $995 US, with each additional user costing just $119 US. As an alternative to purchasing, the solution can be leased, including update service and support for just $4.97 US per user per month (minimum 12 months and 30 users). A fully functional demo version of Cortado Corporate Server 6.0, including all features is available to download for free: www.cortado.com/corporate. A free version of the Cortado solution, Cortado Workplace can be downloaded as an individual-user app via any major app store. With Cortado’s free Workplace app that is currently used by over a quarter of a million users, Cortado is addressing the needs of consumerization of IT. In addition, feedback obtained from users that rate the app is incorporated into the further development of the on-site solution Cortado Corporate Server.
For more information about Cortado Corporate Server 6.0, take a look at the following 2-minute video: www.cortado.com/corporate-video
Interested parties can also take part in a free webinar on Cortado Corporate Server 6.0. Sign up today at www.cortado.com/webinars.
Cortado, the leading provider of cloud desktop solutions, provides the complete answer to the current IT challenges of virtualization, cloud computing, bring your own device (BYOD) and IT consumerization. The enterprise cloud desktop solution Cortado Corporate Server, as well as the free public-cloud app Cortado Workplace, allow users to quickly and easily access their cloud desktop and deal with documents anytime, anywhere by delivering all major desktop features in the look and feel of the end-device, full interaction with other apps is also guaranteed, providing an optimized user experience. Cortado’s enterprise cloud desktop solution also includes an advanced mobile device management system enabling central administration of devices, users and their rights. Cortado’s print management brand, ThinPrint, is the global leader for technology designed for printing in distributed infrastructures, cloud architectures and virtual environments incorporating up to 150,000 users. More than 15,000 enterprise customers, as well as hundreds of thousands of private users depend on Cortado solutions. As a global organization and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado relies on over 200 highly-qualified and dedicated professionals employed at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, as well as in the U.S., UK, Australia, France and Japan.
Cortado has developed an international network of strategic partnerships with Brother, Citrix Systems, Dell, Fuji Xerox, Fujitsu, HP, Igel, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Kyocera Document Solutions, Lexmark, Microsoft, OKI, Samsung, SEH, Sharp, Toshiba, VMware and Wyse. Cortado technology and client components are integrated in a multitude of print boxes and thin clients from leading hardware manufacturers. Cortado is a Microsoft Gold ISV Partner, an Apple Enterprise Developer Partner, a Nokia Forum Pro Member, and a BlackBerry Alliance Select Member. Cortado works closely with more than 300 renowned distributors and partners who market Cortado products in over 50 countries.