September 12, 2012 17:04 ET

BoxTone Mobile Device Management Supports Apple's New iPhone 5 and iOS 6 in the Enterprise

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Following the announcement of the new iPhone® 5 today, BoxTone, the innovator of automated Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), announced that the Mobile Device Management (MDM) capabilities of its EMM platform support this latest version of the groundbreaking Apple® smartphone, as well the new iOS 6 mobile operating system that comes with it.

According to Apple's announcement, the iPhone 5 will be available on September 21, and the new iOS 6 available on September 19 as a free software update. BoxTone will enable enterprises and their employees to deploy and manage the smartphone safely, reliably and efficiently, thanks to BoxTone's automated EMM platform that simplifies the delivery of enterprise mobile services.

"Every new mobile device released by Apple includes critical features designed for enterprise use, and the iPhone 5 with iOS 6 is no different," said Brian Reed, Chief Product Officer, BoxTone. "The hardware advancements of the new iPhone -- such as its new 4-inch Retina™ display, Apple-designed A6 chip and support for ultrafast wireless standards including LTE -- coupled with the over 200 new features in iOS 6 make this smartphone even better for business in the post-PC era. As important, these innovations can integrate seamlessly with BoxTone's automated EMM platform, enabling enterprise IT organizations to meet user demands for BYOD and corporate deployments securely, reliably and efficiently."

As a member of the iOS Developer Program, BoxTone works closely with Apple to certify the compatibility of new iOS versions as they are released. As mobile users purchase and migrate to devices running iOS 6, enterprise IT users can look forward to a seamless transition by using BoxTone automation to simplify device on-boarding, upgrades and lifecycle management.

The launch of the iPhone 5 with iOS 6 further advances the major trends of enterprise mobility. Employees are buying and connecting their own mobile devices and apps to enterprise networks under 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) initiatives, and enterprises are centrally procuring and distributing mobile devices to empower employees with access to mission critical apps while on the go. The BoxTone EMM platform is the leading solution for securing, managing and supporting mobile devices and apps, and will automatically detect and allow for secure management of all iPhone 5 smartphones and iOS 6 devices in enterprise environments based on enterprise policy.

BoxTone 7, the company's most recent software release, represents the industry's only unified EMM platform, delivering automated, real-time control over the full lifecycle of mobile users, devices and apps across the enterprise. Purpose-built to operationalize mobility as core IT, BoxTone automates hundreds of role-based workflows across all IT roles spanning MDM, Mobile App Management (MAM), mobile support and mobile operations, enabling organizations to rapidly scale their mobile deployments to meet business demands at the lowest cost, risk and effort. 

BoxTone is currently offering enterprises the opportunity to secure and manage the iPhone 5 and all iOS devices for an industry-low 99 cents per device per month. Click here to learn more.

About BoxTone 
BoxTone is the innovator of automated Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). With millions of mobile devices and apps under management, BoxTone's automated EMM platform is trusted by more of the world's leading enterprises, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and government agencies than any other -- including 42 of the Fortune® 100 and 8 of the Top 10 MSPs -- to ensure maximum mobile performance and security at the lowest cost and risk. Only BoxTone's single unified mobile management platform powered by patented real-time automation technology addresses the entire mobile lifecycle: Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile App Management (MAM), and mobile support and operations management. And only BoxTone delivers real-time centralized control of all mobile smartphones and tablets including iPhone and iPad, Google Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, as well as the enterprise apps that run on them.

BoxTone's unparalleled EMM innovation has also been recognized by leading industry analysts, as the company has recently been positioned in the "Visionaries" Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software; named an "innovator" in the Forrester Research, Inc. Market Overview: On-premises MDM Solutions; named to the Winner category in Yankee Group's "MDM Is Dead. Long Live EMM!"; and named both Champion and Value Award Winner in Info-Tech Research Group's MDM Suites Vendor Landscape. Learn more at, or call +1 410.910.3344. Follow BoxTone on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

BoxTone and the BoxTone logo are trademarks of BoxTone. Apple and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joel Weinshank
    Senior Director, Marketing at BoxTone
    Twitter: @BoxTone_Inc