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MobileIron in Pact with Accellion to Enhance Mobile Device Management in Enterprises


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October 03, 2011

MobileIron in Pact with Accellion to Enhance Mobile Device Management in Enterprises

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

MobileIron, a provider of mobile device management and mobile app management solutions, has just formed a partnership with Accellion, a pioneer in enterprise-class, secure collaboration and file sharing solutions, in order to ensure data security in the enterprise mobile environment.

The addition of Accellion Mobile Apps to MobileIron's Enterprise App Storefront gives enterprise IT departments a secure way to manage and monitor mobile devices and the data shared via these devices.

"Business users are quickly embracing the anytime, anywhere data access that mobile devices offer. As a result it is becoming increasingly difficult for IT to protect confidential information and demonstrate compliance," said Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion, in a statement in a press release. "With Accellion and MobileIron, businesses can be certain information is secure and compliance mandates are being met."

Designed to work with Accellion Secure Collaboration, Accellion Mobile Apps enable business users to securely share and manage files from their mobile device. Users can securely browse workspaces, send and share files, subscribe to notifications and provide comments on files located within their Accellion Secure Workspaces.

Accellion ensures further information security by storing the files in Accellion secure workspaces which only authorized business users can access. As a result, IT has control and management of users and files shared via Accellion Secure Collaboration.

"Using Accellion Secure Collaboration's native mobile apps, our teams really appreciate being able to securely collaborate on contracts and engineering plans with internal and external business partners," said Jason Otani, director, IT infrastructure, Curtiss-Wright (News - Alert) Corporation, in a statement. "MobileIron's ability to wipe the device clean remotely any time a device is lost or stolen adds another level of security protection against a possible data breach."

With mobile devices being crucial components within business communications, mobile device management is gaining in relevance because most organizations have minimal visibility into what's on an employee's phone and how it is being used. MobileIron says its mobile device management approach removes this blind spot.

Together, MobileIron and Accellion are enabling IT to regain control over mobile devices and how employees collaborate and share information from them, company officials said. The combined solution extends the data security in the event a device is lost or stolen, by allowing the users to wipe the device clean, including data stored on the Accellion Mobile App, instantly.

MobileIron and Accellion already have a number of customers in common including industrial manufacturer Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

"Enterprise mobility is now about the app and business users expect to be able to do a lot more than just get their corporate email on their mobile device," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "We are delighted to be working with innovative companies like Accellion to provide enterprise IT with the tools and the apps they need to deliver mobility as a strategic business service."

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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