HMD Global, the vendor of Nokia phones, has announced the launch of its Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution for IoT and enterprise use, HMD Enable Pro. The move further diversifies the company’s services offering and, when combined with Nokia smartphones and HMD Connect Pro data roaming service, creates a one-stop shop for those seeking a flexible total solution for their mobility needs.
HMD Enable Pro has been launched by the Finnish company to meet demand in the fast-moving EMM market. The service caters especially to those who require smartphones, an EMM solution, and connectivity from just one provider. The new service allows organisations to manage a number of Android mobile devices by providing needed apps, setting security policies, and by defining what application usage is allowed and not allowed.
Andrej Sonkin, the GM, Enterprise, HMD Global: “Today, approximately 15-20% of enterprise devices are managed with an EMM, and demand for trustworthy solutions is only increasing. The demand is driven by digitalisation, use of commercial off-the-shelf devices in IoT, personal data protection regulation and overall IT security needs. We feel that the time has come for a step change in EMM adoption. This will be hugely beneficial to IoT solution providers, users and enterprises, who are sure to love the easy to use HMD Enable Pro, no matter the size of their company or customer base. With the launch of HMD Enable Pro, we are responding to needs of companies who want to have their whole solution, including Nokia devices, EMM and data roaming connectivity from one trusted manufacturer.”
Simplicity at its core
HMD Enable Pro is based on latest Android Enterprise capabilities, making it future proof for the years to come so enterprises can keep using it for longer. The development focus has been to create an EMM solution that is intuitive and easy use, even if the customer does not have previous experience in managing devices. The HMD Enable Pro management console can be used with browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari, and guides the user through the policy set up using easy to understand steps. Device enrolment, meanwhile, is made easy with QR code and zero-touch enrolment methods. To help enterprises monitor their fleet of devices, the ‘Devices’ function provides a detailed overview of each enrolled handset, and its current state. In addition, the ‘Home’ function acts as a central dashboard and features an overview of the device fleet within the organisation.
With the addition of HMD Enable Pro, the total solution offering for enterprises now consists of Nokia smartphones and accessories, Nokia smartphone lifecycle services, HMD connectivity solutions, and HMD’s EMM solution. This offers businesses the choice of getting EMM solution, connectivity and hardware from one manufacturer, to simplify their selection, and to ensure efficient support.
Services you can trust
Developed at HMD Global’s in-house software development centre in Tampere, Finland, HMD Enable Pro runs on Google Cloud based in Hamina, Finland. This ensures all data is stored in accordance with EU GDPR regulations to ensure the highest standards of privacy and customer data protection.
All app delivery happens safely and securely from the Managed Google Play Store. This can be accessed for public and private apps via an iFrame directly from the policy creation wizard, and from the function ‘Applications’.
For added peace of mind, customers can use Android SafetyNet to see a quick overview of devices with potentially compromised security. What’s more, all this comes with Nokia phone’s Android promise to ensure devices are updated with the latest security downloads. With a fourth year of additional quarterly security patches available as VAS for selected devices as standard, customers can keep using HMD Enable pro for even longer.
Flexible services to suit the customer
Depending on a business’s needs, devices can be deployed in different modes to suit their function – Dedicated Device (Kiosk), Fully Managed and Work Profile (Company Owned or BYOD). This enables companies to select a tailored solution for all their Android device EMM needs.
The downloadable Nokia Phone OEM Config app enables additional management settings to be implemented that are specific to Nokia devices, such as display and location settings. In combination with the Enterprise API that has been introduced to Nokia smartphones from Nokia 2.4 onwards, the new OEM Config app allows more control over AndroidTM software updates. This is perfect for companies who want to more time to test new software, and who want to control their device fleet’s OS versions more thoroughly.
Marjaana Peltonen, Senior Experience Designer, HMD Global: Many of the IoT solution providers who have been first to request an EMM from HMD Global don’t typically have a lot of experience with EMM solutions. That’s why we have made HMD Enable Pro easy to use and intuitive, so anyone can learn to love it in no time. This has been the guiding principle with our EMM Management Console and overall solution development. Keeping it simple, powerful and efficient whilst delivering the capabilities that are needed.”
Jaakko Salminen, Founder & CEO, Luokkahenki Oy (HMD Enable Pro customer): “We were offered the opportunity to trial HMD Enable Pro before choosing, and the benefits were plain to see. It gives us so much control over the devices which limits our risk and reduces the need for maintenance. And we are able to do all this remotely. Using Kiosk mode is perfect for us – it makes the phones less prone to being snatched in the field as it’s locked for our use and application. It’s a really strong proposition.”