MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Citadele Bank has implemented MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, to provide secure access to email and documents on iOS and Android devices, and to provide the foundation for the bank's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program which will give employees access to corporate data 24 hours a day on any mobile device.
Citadele Bank, a full-service financial group for both private individuals and companies, offers a complete portfolio of banking, financial and private capital management services in Latvia, its home market, and through its international presence.
As Citadele Bank began to prepare for a BYOD program, CIO Guntars Andersons recognized the need to provide employees with an easy-to-use mobility service without compromising the security of the bank data. "At our bank, employees are free to choose their work device. Some of us prefer iOS-based phones, others choose Android-based ones. This means we have a wide variety of devices from different manufacturers," said Andersons.
Citadele Bank started to look for solutions over year ago that would deliver email and data securely inside and outside the workplace. The risk and security team was very concerned about data security but the mobile IT team knew that a great usability was also critical. Citadele Bank in cooperation with Data Security Solutions and Head Technology selected MobileIron.
"In addition to MobileIron, we also looked at solutions offered by other providers," Andersons continued. "Having local support from Data Security Solutions for MobileIron was really important. We were also impressed with MobileIron Docs@Work which provides data loss prevention (DLP) controls for email attachments. We have implemented strict limitations that attachments can be opened only in the MobileIron secure environment."
As the next step in its Mobile First journey, Citadele Bank is considering supporting third party apps to further increase employee productivity by mobilizing core business processes.
About Citadele Bank
Citadele is a local Latvian bank which offers banking, financial and asset management services. Citadele group is represented in the Latvian market as well as in 9 other countries. Citadele Bank is the only collaboration partner of American Express in Latvia and Lithuania who is entitled to issue American Express credit cards. In 2012 the bank was recognized as the best governed state-owned enterprise in the Baltic States according to a study conducted by the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance. Citadele's vision is to become the most valuable local financial group in the Baltic States. 75% minus one Citadele Bank's shares are possessed by the State Joint Stock Company Privatization agency on behalf of the Latvian State and the owner of 25% plus one share is the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable global companies to become Mobile First organizations, embracing mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Recognized by IDC as the fastest growing mobile enterprise management vendor in the world, MobileIron provides the scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices for global companies to transform into Mobile First organizations. Leading global companies use MobileIron as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives, including 7 of the 10 top pharmaceutical companies, 5 of the 10 top banks, 8 of the 10 top automotive manufacturers, 3 of the 5 top retailers, 4 of the 5 top aerospace and defense companies, and half of the 10 top law firms. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
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