Mobile Device Management

You can use FileWave to manage iOS and Android devices within the same interface you use to manage your Mac and Windows clients. FileWave supports Apple's Mobile Device Management (MDM). Its Layered and Institution models and Configurator provide seamless integration for app and profile deployment, resetting passwords, data protection, remote wipe, inventory reporting and more.


Mobile Device Management Made Easy

FileWave makes it easy to manage app deployments, profile management, and functions such as resetting passwords, remote wipe, inject network settings, email configuration, blocks for Youtube, iMessage, Safari, iTunes, iBook Store, explicit content, AirPlay and more. Create profiles using FileWave's Profile Editor, drag them into the FileWave admin interface and make associations for iOS devices. These associations can be scheduled for convenient deployment downloads. FileWave also allows you to utilize Apple's Layered and Institution deployment models. FileWave is capable of managing all of the iOS devices in your environment. Our solution even allows you to set custom configuration options for different device types.

FileWave Provides Seamless Integration
FileWave is ready to work with your existing infrastructure. Use FileWave along side your directory service (Active Directory, Open Directory, E-Directory). FileWave will automatically allow your devices to join their respective groups on enrollment! FileWave's smart groups allow your devices to automatically receive content upon enrollment in the FileWave server. Perfect for your BYOD or 1:1 initiatives!
Mac and Windows Mobile Devices
Manage BYOD AND 1:1 Devices

You can easily access inventory information such as installed apps, MDM enrollment information, application deployment status, available device capacity, IP address, UDID, serial number, OS version, device name, MAC address, passcode present (true or false) and hardware for mobile devices. The multi-platform nature of FileWave allows you to run the server on a variety of operating systems including Windows, Apple OS X and Linux. The FileWave server can be hosted, virtualized, or placed on dedicated equipment, giving customers a reliable, powerful and scalable solution.

Self-Service Portal for On Demand Content

With FileWave, you can search the Apple Mobile App stores and associate specific apps to iOS mobiles devices. For Android we allow importing of .APK application files.

There are two ways to make apps available to iOS and Android end-users - managed, in which FileWave prompts the user to accept the application installation and through the FileWave App Self-Service Kiosk, which allows you to make the applications available as optional downloads for individuals or groups of users. Both techniques are device specific, displaying only the apps you have associated to an individual mobile device or a group of mobile devices.

Managed Distribution

FileWave version 7 (and up) supports Apple's Managed Distribution, allowing a FileWave administrator to assign apps to specific user accounts regardless of the Apple ID they used to setup the iOS device.  Managed distribution allows for revoking apps, so an institution can retain ownership of their purchased applications.  

You can also import VPP code spreadsheets directly into FileWave and associate codes to an app. This eliminates the need to manually distribute VPP codes to users. When the user accepts a purchased app, FileWave inserts the VPP code without end-user involvement and the application begins downloading. This allows you to purchase apps in bulk and FileWave offers a simple and efficient method for distributing those apps from a central admin.

Parameterized Profiles

With many iOS deployments focusing on 1-to-1 or BYOD, the need for the systems administrator to create user-customized settings in profiles has become extremely important. In order to get users up and running quickly, you must either talk each and every user through the settings for their email and calendar, among other applications, or you can provide the users with a profile that allows them to use their LDAP login credentials to auto-populate the necessary settings. With FileWave, system admins can create custom parameterized profiles containing a set of "wildcard" values that will autofill with the user's login information from LDAP directories, such as Active Directory, Open Directory, or eDirectory. The FileWave Cloud

Cloud Hosted or On-Premise

FileWave is committed to giving clients maximum flexibility and complete scalability. FileWave is able to provide users their own server, or when preferred, host the server for them in the Cloud. Naturally, clients have the ability to run their own FileWave server in an internet facing mode and clients connect in a safe and seamless manner using https.

Server Customer Provided FileWave Provided
DNS Customer Provided FileWave Provided
Support Contract FileWave Only FileWave + Hosting
Server OS Mac/Win/Linux FileWave Cloud
Customer Access Full Access Access via FileWave Admin
Back-up Customer FileWave

Mobile OS Compatibility:

  • iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, and iOS 11
  • Android 4.1, 4.2 *known issues, 4.3 (Jelly Bean), 4.4 (KitKat), 5, 6 and 7
  • Chromebook: ChromeOS 43+

Infrastructure OS Compatibility:


  • OS X 10.11 through 10.13
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016
  • Linux CentOS 6.8 x86_64, and 7.3 x86_64
  • OS X 10.9 through 10.13
  • Windows Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016
  • Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 10
  • Linux CentOS 6.8 x86_64, 7.3 x86_64
  • OS X 10.11 through 10.13
  • Windows 7 and Windows 10
For client devices like macOS and Windows see: Client Management

*Server can be dedicated hardware or virtualized. Cloud hosting is available for mobile device environments.