June 24 2012
On Tuesday this week (June 26), we will ship Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1, which includes the new high availability option I described earlier this month. That addresses one common Traveler request.
Another that I hear often is, how can I make Traveler as secure as something like Blackberry Enterprise Server, with full control over the mobile devices? The answer isn't in Traveler; it isn't our design objective for the Traveler server to mature into a full mobile device management solution. However, IBM does offer Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices, in addition to several third-party options.
As Chris Pepin, an architect in our mobile enterprise solutions team writes:
When integrated with Lotus Notes Traveler, Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices enables organizations to continue taking advantage of Lotus Notes Traveler's agentless device management functionality, while also achieving advanced management capabilities on iOS and Android devices all from a single console and management server.Chris also mentions a new IBM solution brief on mobile device management and security.
Link: Chris Pepin: Integration of Lotus Notes Traveler with Endpoint Manager for Mobile Devices >
Link: ibm.com: An integrated approach to managing and securing your mobile environment >