MobileIron, a provider of mobile device management (MDM) solutions, recently revealed that Land Securities, the largest Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the U.K., has implemented the company’s solution in order to provide its workforce with secure access to the corporate network and applications from any mobile device.
By deploying this solution, Land Securities has also developed an enterprise mobility strategy that would extend secure corporate e-mail and network access to iPads, in addition to addressing the growing demand to use personal smartphones such as iPhones and corporate-owned BlackBerry’s (News - Alert), for business.
By seamlessly integrating the company’s mobile device management strategy to manage tablets and smartphones, Land Securities hopes to drive significant savings by reducing the printing costs for the large portfolio brochures it produces to share with potential tenants and retailers. Land Securities is also developing its mobile app strategy using Enterprise App Storefront for the discovery, deployment and security of both internal and external mobile apps, the company said in a press release.
"We sought a mobile device management solution that could ensure any device with network access was visible, able to be securely managed by the IS team, and used safely and efficiently for professional purposes, while still enabling personal use and experience," said Graham Gibbs, infrastructure project manager at Land Securities, in a statement.
Land Securities, in association with qolcom, selected MobileIron based on a number of factors including data, voice and text reporting analytics; security requirements such as encryption over the air and on the device; active directory integration; network access control in addition to the basics like remote lock and wipe; self-service enrollment; and zero touch management and application support.
Gibbs added, "Our goal was to replicate a BlackBerry as much as possible in terms of creating a similar experience with an iPhone (News - Alert) and an iPad. In addition to delivering a simple user experience, it meant that if the device did go missing we could a) try and locate it and b) get rid of the corporate data on it very, very quickly.”
Recently, MobileIron announced the availability of the MobileIron Connected Cloud, the first multi-tenant mobile device management cloud service to integrate with existing enterprise security infrastructure.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein