MobileIron, a provider of multi-OS smartphone management solutions, today announced a new set of capabilities to help accelerate adoption of iPhones in the enterprise.
MobileIron for iOS 4 improves iPhone security and management for all organizations, regardless of whether they are deploying just email or email and mobile apps. As app usage in the enterprise grows, MobileIron’s management platform will allow IT to keep pace with both iPhone innovation and user demand.
MobileIron’s new application discovery, zero-touch security, and real-time cost control services leverage the APIs available with iPhone 4 and iOS 4 to provide the first complete management solution for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. MobileIron enables IT organizations to secure and manage iOS 4 devices end-to-end while preserving the full user experience of the platform.
With Application discovery, IT managers can publish a catalog of the company’s in-house apps for users to access and downloads wirelessly, without requiring iTunes. Policy controls will allow different apps to be made available for different users. IT departments can also maintain an accurate inventory of what apps are on what iPhones and restrict access to enterprise email if non-compliant apps are present on the device.
With “Zero-touch security,” no user intervention is required to update iPhone security and application configuration profiles and IT staff can push profiles to iPhones without requiring any action on the part of the end user. Certificates can be used to authenticate user and device identity. All devices accessing the enterprise can be managed 24×7, with constant management connectivity. Modified iPhones can be kept out of the enterprise and all iPhones can be kept up-to-date and in-sync with corporate security policy.
With data roaming charges from apps and web browsing proving to be an unpredictable business cost, IT departments can now monitor international roaming with Real-time cost control. With MobileIron for iOS 4, when an iPhone user travels to a new country, both the user and IT can be notified to ensure that costs are tightly managed and service plans are appropriate.
The MobileIron App is used in conjunction with MobileIron’s enterprise mobility platform and is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/
MobileIron’s current security and management functionality is available for iOS 4 at launch in June 2010 and MobileIron’s application discovery, zero-touch security, and real-time cost control features for iOS 4 will be available in the third quarter of 2010.