AT&T Offers Mobile Device Management Solution from MobileIron to Help Manage and Secure Mobile Devices in the Workplace
AT&T today announced a new service to help businesses and organizations provide over-the-air protection and control for smartphones being used within an organization.
The solution, MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform (VSP) from AT&T will enable organizations of all sizes better manage and help secure smartphones on both company and employee-owned mobile devices.
MobileIron VSP from AT&T provides multiplatform visibility for integrated devices running on various mobile operating systems and across multiple wireless service providers.
The solution, expected to be available for AT&T business customers by the end of this month, will enable both IT and mobile workers to better secure data and control cost without compromising privacy, even on employee-owned mobile phones. The MobileIron VSP is an easy-to-install server that can be up and running in a corporate network quickly.
“More and more companies are using mobile technology as an essential business tool. However, as corporate information moves onto mobile devices, companies are challenged with visibility into what is happening with data, costs, security and applications,” said Michael Antieri, President, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions.
“Smartphones are transforming the way enterprise users do their work. After many years of talking about the mobile enterprise, it has finally arrived,” said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. “More and more companies of all sizes are embracing both corporate- and employee-owned smartphones. We’re delighted to be working with AT&T’s Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions group to help more enterprises say yes to smartphones.”
The rapid rise of mobile computing devices as the preferred medium for connecting to private corporate networks has led to an increase in the associated risks and breaches of security concerning the IT infrastructure of enterprises. A report released earlier this year by InformationWeek Analytics showed that security is the primary reason companies deploy, or plan to deploy mobile device management, with four out of five business technology professionals saying smartphones will become more predominant in their environments.