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IIJ to Launch IIJ Smart Mobile Manager Service, Cloud-based Centralized Management Service for iPad

dl button PDF [139 KB] 18 May 2011

TOKYO-May 18, 2011-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ, NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the release of IIJ Smart Mobile Manager Service (SMM), a new service that enables centralized, cloud-based management of iPad for businesses.

In November 2010, IIJ released the IIJ Smart Mobile Manager Trial Service(*1) and this service was developed for corporate customers who use the iPad for business applications and provides an SaaS to deliver security features such as remotely lock a device and delete all data. This production version of the service adds centralized remote configuration features to the existing security features.

Instead of manually configuring each individual iPad, client's can configure e-mail clients, VPN connections, and other settings through a mobile device management server that distributes configuration data to multiple iPad simultaneously. Using a dedicated Web interface, administrators can remotely configure all devices with far less effort. In addtion to the features of remotely lock a device and delete all data, application installation control for each iPad user and other terminal features can be managed to ensure the highest level of security for business applications. Customers who have their own custom iPad applications can upload those applications to the SMM download server for distribution to all corporate iPad. All these features are easy to implement as a cloud-based service, so even companies with hundreds or thousands of iPad can efficiently manage those devices using the client's own standard security policy.

The Mobile Application Gateway (*2)-which enables iPad to access the business applications used on the Windows computers in the office-can be used with SMM to easily introduce the iPad into a business terminal without changing the existing equipment.

The portability and functionality of the iPad make it a vital tool for today's business environment. IIJ is supporting our customers through SMM to facilitate a smooth introduction of iPad for business.

IIJ will also be presenting at the Wireless Japan 2011 tradeshow at the Tokyo Big Sight from May 25 to 27, where demonstrations of this service are scheduled to be held.

IIJ will continue to roll out new solutions and services to enable the secure use of today's mobile environment.

(*1) IIJ Smart Mobile Manager Trial Service
Refer to the press release "IIJ Releases IIJ Smart Mobile Manager Trial Service for remote management of the iPad and other advanced mobile devices" released on November 25, 2010. This service was terminated on April 30, 2011.

(*2) Mobile Application Gateway
Refer to the press release "IIJ Announces Cloud Solution for iPad Business Applications :IIJ GIO Smart Mobile Solution" released on September 30,2010.

IIJ Smart Mobile Manager Fees(tax not included)

Initial Fee JPY50,000
Monthly Fees JPY 300per terminal