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Tangoe Awarded Mobile Device Management Patent
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Orange, CT -- Tangoe, Inc., a leading global provider of enterprise communications lifecycle management software and related services, today announced it has been awarded a patent for mobile device authorization, configuration, provisioning, and administration. The patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,917,641), which describes systems and methods incorporated within Tangoe’s mobile device management (MDM) technology, is the latest of 12 patents in the company’s IP portfolio covering key areas of communications lifecycle management.
“As in any high growth market, we have always believed it is imperative to protect the substantial intellectual property and innovations contained within our technology assets,” said Al Subbloie, president, CEO, and founder of Tangoe. “We are very pleased to secure the issuance of our twelfth patent; one which encompasses key mobile device management functions critical to an effective and comprehensive MDM solution.”
The patent contains 28 claims directed toward a rules-based framework solution to control how mobile users and devices are provisioned and configured onto corporate communications networks including various functions such as a portal for device configuration, management and control; authenticating and authorizing the user to provision the device onto the enterprise network; a rules engine to systematically determine, via performance monitoring and evaluation functions, the optimal email server on which to provision the device; installing software onto the device; monitoring software licensing on the device; and multiple other end user and administrative control functions.
“Many years ago, as we developed our technology and filed our patent, we foresaw the need for businesses to manage the authorization, configuration, and provisioning of multiple mobile platforms from a single control console,” said Custie Crampton, vice president of MDM Solutions for Tangoe. “Today, our technology platform addresses these critical functions, allowing enterprises to securely, and in real-time, optimize mobile device and server connectivity configurations to ensure a high level of mobile network secured access, throughput, and availability for any number of users.”
Tangoe MDM platform solutions provide IT the visibility and control for managing multiple smartphone mobile OS devices including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Windows Phone 7.
Tangoe is a leading global provider of Communications Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and related services to a wide range of global enterprises. CLM encompasses the entire lifecycle of an enterprise’s communications assets and services, including mobile device management (MDM), planning and sourcing, procurement and provisioning, inventory and usage management, invoice processing, expense allocation and accounting, decommissioning, and disposal. Tangoe’s Communications Management Platform (CMP) is an on-demand suite of software designed to manage and optimize the complex processes and expenses associated with this lifecycle for both fixed and mobile communications assets and services. Tangoe’s customers can also manage their communications assets and services by engaging Tangoe’s client service group.
Additional information about Tangoe can be found at www.tangoe.com. Tangoe is a registered trademark of Tangoe, Inc.
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