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Odyssey Software supports “bring your Kindle Fire to work day”

Just because everyone you know at work received a Kindle Fire for Christmas doesn’t mean you have to be afraid.  I saw the note today from Odyssey Software about adding support for managing Kindle Fire, and I thought “Whut"?” and immediately did a double-take.

Sure enough…Odyssey Software is on top of it again and has already thrown support for’s killer Android tablet into their Athena product.

Here’s the press release:

Odyssey Software Delivers Premium Mobile Device Management Support for Kindle Fire

Award Winning Mobile Device Management Software, Athena, Solves the
MDM Challenges Plaguing IT Managers Today

WEST HENRIETTA, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2012 Odyssey Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class mobile device management (MDM) software, today announced that its award winning Athena™ software provides premium support for the Kindle Fire.

“Managing the influx of employee-owned or “BYOD” devices being brought into the corporate environment is a tremendous challenge for IT administrators,” said Mark Gentile, CEO of Odyssey Software. “Millions of Kindle Fire devices were sold in December, and many of these will find their way onto corporate networks even though they were not purposefully designed for use in the enterprise. To address some of these challenges, we strongly recommend that all BYOD devices be approved and enrolled in an MDM program before allowing employees to connect to the corporate network.”

Athena’s premium support for the Kindle Fire includes enabling live access to devices plus passcode reset, lock and wipe functions for remote assistance; reporting detailed hardware, software, network and device health information; setting passcode policies; and deploying applications, documents and media.

About Odyssey Software
Odyssey Software delivers robust capabilities for the management and security of today’s constantly evolving mobile enterprise. Backed by decades of mobile device management expertise and an unrivaled ability to stay ahead of changes in mobile technology, we help organizations maximize business performance and gain a competitive edge.  More information is available at: or by calling +1-585-214-2409

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