Interface code links the BoxTone servers and databases with Active Directory-based IT policies, certificate authorities, VPN infrastructure, and systems management applications. Administrators can use their existing policy tools as they have in the past, and the interfaces hand off these policies requirements to BoxTone for implementation and monitoring. The BoxTone management application can be used to fine-tune mobile-specific policies. For example, a general policy of requiring mobile device passwords is applied via BoxTone so these passwords have a specified length with a mix of letters and numbers.
Currently BoxTone targets iOS, Android, and BlackBerry mobile devices, as well as older Windows Mobile products.
The new version of the BoxTone software is available now, and the price has increased by $10 to $49 per device.
In April, Verizon began offering mobile device management services, based on the existing BoxTone software, to its business custoemrs.
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