Growth in Mobile Device Management (MDM) Drives Acceleration of Continuum and MaaS360 by Fiberlink Partnership

Posted by Continuum Staff

Aug 27 2014

Continuum/Fiberlink MDM Solution Allows Managed Services Providers to Easily Manage Clients’ Mobile Devices alongside Desktops and Servers – All from Single Pane of Glass 

BOSTON – Aug. 27, 2014Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has accelerated its partnership with MaaS360 by Fiberlink, an IBM company, due to the explosive growth in mobile device management (MDM). Continuum offers Fiberlink’s MDM solution as part of its intelligent Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) software backed by industry-leading 24x7x365 network operations center (NOC), simplifying MDM with rapid deployment, comprehensive visibility and control that spans across mobile devices and applications. Continuum partners are seeing an acceleration in demand for mobility managed services and value managing customer devices, content and applications through the rich functionalities of MaaS360, all from Continuum’s single pane of glass. 

“While the number of mobile devices per individual is rapidly growing and the need for MDM policies is becoming more and more obvious, a fraction of MSPs is still overlooking possibilities offered by including MDM in their day-to-day business,” said Francois Daumard, VP of Channels at Fiberlink. “But, there is a tremendous need and opportunity, and Continuum and Fiberlink make it very easy to get started. With no minimum devices required, Continuum’s MSPs can easily help their clients manage mobile devices alongside their desktops and servers, under the same single pane of glass, addressing HIPAA compliance, security and control over all devices – including mobile.” 

Analysts predict that by 2018, the average professional will have 10 Web-connected devices. Currently, on average, less than 30% of small-to-medium size businesses (SMB) have an MDM policy in place. The Continuum/Fiberlink MDM solution is the fastest, most comprehensive way to see and control the mobile devices entering the enterprise, whether they are provided by the company or part of a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. The joint solution now offers new modules, including Advanced Mobility Management Bundle and the Secure Productivity Suite, which includes Secure Browser, Secure Mail and Secure App Management. Billing has also been restructured to monthly, allowing for more scalability and increased sales potential for MSPs. 

“We are already a Continuum partner, so Fiberlink was the obvious solution as it’s seamlessly integrated with our RMM tool and we can monitor all devices through one portal,” said Marcial Velez, CEO at Xperteks, providing managed IT services since 2001 and a Continuum and Fiberlink partner. “As a result of deploying the Fiberlink MaaS360 MDM via Continuum, we were able to save a client tens of thousands of dollars. The Continuum/Fiberlink solution has allowed us to add a new managed service that we can deploy quickly and easily, as well as increase our service delivery – and it’s fast and profitable.”

As a result of escalating demand for MDM, Continuum and Fiberlink are expanding their joint activities. Francois Daumard and Jay McBain, Founder of ChannelEyes, recently talked with Continuum for MSPradio Episode 15, “Taking Advantage of the MDM Opportunity,” where they discussed the importance of getting started with MDM today. Listen to the episode at: http://blog.continuum.net/mspradio-episode-15-taking-advantage-of-the-mdm-opportunity

MaaS360 by Fiberlink is a Gold Sponsor of Navigate 2014, Continuum’s first user conference, Sunday, September 21 – Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. Navigate 2014 is an educational and training event to help the industry’s top MSPs and IT resellers maximize their investment in Continuum’s managed services platform and grow their IT services business. MDM is among the many hot topics. 

For more information about Navigate 2014, visit: www.continuum.net/navigate. Navigate 2014 is sold out. To sign up for the waiting list, visit: http://page.continuum.net/navigate/waitlist. For the latest updates on the event, follow #nav14 on Twitter. 

Continuum first announced a technology partnership with Fiberlink in 2012 to enable Continuum MSPs to offer enterprise-class MDM to the SMB market. For more information on the Continuum/Fiberlink MDM solution, visit: http://www.maas360.com/products/mobile-device-management/

About MaaS360
MaaS360 by Fiberlink, an IBM company, is the trusted enterprise mobility management solution to thousands of customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We make working in a mobile world simple and safe by delivering comprehensive mobile security and management for applications, content, email, and devices. Instantly accessible from the web, MaaS360 is easy to use and maintain and provides the flexibility organizations need to fully embrace mobility in every aspect of their business. Backed by the most responsive support in the industry, we put our customers first by providing them with the best user experience for IT and employees. To learn more go to http://www.maas360.com.


About Continuum Managed IT Services

Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Service Desk. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs 800 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,400 partners and monitors over half a million endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.