- Ease of deployment to end users.
- Profile deployment to setup email, wifi etc.
- Secure Mail Gateway was very useful for companies trying to control who accessed their email.
Gave the company the option to implement BYOD for mobile phones. Also helped with companies who were providing phones the capabilities to easily deploy a phone as well as to securely delete the data if the phone went missing or policies were being broken.
2.5 years. Basically from 2012 to mid 2014.
As a MTC it was a problem to get up and running initially. It also had a lot of problems with certificates but again it came to being very selective on the trusted root authority.
Single deployment has generally been fine.
The MTC It had undocumented memory requirements so even though we had enough memory for the number of devices, the number of tenants meant we had regular crashes until that was fully realised by their support.
Technical support was good.
Didn't use any other product.
MTC is complicated as it required a top level service to manage the tenants and that was difficult to get running.
Single tenant (in-house) was easy.
In-house with technical support.
As I said we sold this product as a manage service offering. I'm not sure on the companies return on investment.
Unknown setup cost but we spent a lot of hours getting it running.
Back in 2012 we compared this to Sophos offering (hands on). On paper we compared this product to Mobile Iron.
I still think XenMobile MDM is a leading solution for Mobile Device Management but its bundling with the other XenMobile Apps and NetScaller makes it very difficult to implement. You (as a solution provider) need to be a Citrix house to get to the right resources. If you are looking to implement MDM just understand the full solution from Citrix is expensive and complicated. However the basic MDM with Secure Mail Gateway is not nearly as difficult and still provides features that other MDM providers don't.