Valletta, MALTA and Dallas, TEXAS, September  16th, 2014Parallels, formerly 2X Software, a global leader in virtual application and mobile device management solutions, today announced the release of Parallels Mobile Device Management version 8.

Mobile devices are growing daily in numbers, models, platforms and operating systems. For a business to face this challenge, an easy and effective software solution is the only way to take advantage of this opportunity for remote working without succumbing to complexity, excessive cost and data risk.

“Leading businesses are taking advantage of Parallels’s successful product strategies to define the next level of workforce mobility. With Parallels Mobile Device Management, we offer complete control of a mobile devices fleet. Parallels MDM has successfully integrated remote control in a seamless manner to deliver comprehensive mobility management service and support. The usability of this latest innovation allows the IT administrator to operate a mobile device like a workstation. We believe that Parallels MDM’s capabilities, combined with our experience, provide the most comprehensive and competitive mobile device management solution available today.” Giorgio Bonuccelli - Marketing Director, Parallels

With MDM, administration of mobile devices is easy, because the product allows configuration of settings remotely and for many mobile devices at once. MDM allows you to remotely enforce strong password policies on your Android and iOS devices, remotely wipe all sensitive data from them or remotely lock them via SMS.

Parallels MDM version 8 - New Features

  • Allow access to the device at any time, on any network
  • Allow any users to also perform Remote Control
  • Access, copy and download Files and Folders
  • Manage Contacts
  • View live device info about battery, position and direction
  • Send and manage SMSs
  • Use and view Camera
  • Manage Clipboard
  • Type on phone using PC keyboard
  • Access Android Shell
  • View System logs

Office Hours - configure hours that devices tracking history are saved within, outside these hours, location updates are not stored.

Full Remote Control - Added privacy options to MDM Client app, which when enabled allows the administrator to review and send SMS's, gain access to the devices DCIM folder, Remote Control the devices Camera, type text on the devices using the PC keyboard (WiFi Keyboard).

Improved Android Client App - Allows user to remote control the device through LAN and use all of the features mentioned above without a connection to a Parallels MDM account locally. The interface has been completely redesigned as well.

*Reports - Reports allow administrators to generate detailed reports regarding groups of devices such as data usage stats and call history.

Additional major improvements in v.8 are:

Enrol process - Configure MDM devices through the Enrol Web portal, that includes detailed instructions and automatic configuration to the downloaded applications

Exchange support added to Aquamail - Exchange accounts can be configured to Android devices using MDM

Data Usage for iOS devices - iPhones and iPads generate data usage statistics, viewable from the MDM portal.

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About Parallels

Parallels, formerly 2X Software is a global leader in virtual desktop, application delivery and mobile device management solutions. Thousands of organizations worldwide trust in the reliability and scalability of Parallels products. Parallels offers a range of solutions to make every organization’s shift to cloud computing simple and affordable.The company’s product line includes the award-winning Parallels Remote Application Server (Parallels RAS), providing platform-independent virtual desktop, application delivery and integrated thin client management from a single software package to any modern operating system, as well as to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. Parallels Mobile Device Manager (Parallels MDM) offers a complementary (or standalone) solution that enables Parallels’s customers to monitor and manage corporate and employee-owned mobile devices. With Parallels MDM, customers will be able to track their devices and remotely lock or delete data if a device is lost or stolen. In addition, organizations will be able to monitor mobile devices for malware and remove inappropriate apps. For additional information, visit www.parallels.com or contact Giorgio Bonuccelli by email (Giorgio.Bonuccelli@2x.com) or phone (+356 2258 3800).

* Reports are currently only available on the Parallels MDM On Premise Edition


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