MUNICH and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Having secure mobile access to company data at any time from any location is a must for many employees at Dürr, a mechanical and plant engineering firm based in Germany with operations worldwide. The world market leader selected MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leading provider of mobile enterprise security, to secure and manage thousands of Windows Phone devices. Dürr's enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform was implemented by TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH.
Dürr owes its position as the world's leading mechanical and plant engineering firm primarily to the engineering expertise of its employees. Making this expertise available at any time and from any location is a competitive advantage that helps the company maintain and build on its leading position. To this end, mobile access to data and documents is becoming increasingly important. This is why Dürr selected MobileIron to secure and manage approximately 2,500 mobile Windows Phone devices, with more being added everyday. MobileIron allows Dürr to centralize security and management of these devices.
"We made the decision to use Windows Phone devices secured by MobileIron because it is becoming increasingly important for employees to have mobile access to business processes," said Thomas Müller, IT security manager of the Dürr Group. "We wanted to give our employees an alternative to the BlackBerry devices from our early mobile days."
SharePoint server as a document hub
Whether they are working at the company's headquarters or getting work done remotely, Dürr employees rely on SharePoint to store, access, and share business documents. Team sites function as logical units with standardized structures (i.e. calendars, documents and databases), which authorized users from around the world can access. Currently, around 600 team sites are active. Dürr also provides employees with mobile access to their Exchange mailboxes and enables them to make phone calls using the Lync 2013 app.
The operations of Dürr's MobileIron platform are spread across multiple locations. External provider TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH drove the implementation of Dürr's EMM platform together with Dürr´s mobility specialists, and continues to deliver managed services and system monitoring around the clock.
MobileIron selected for its security capabilities
Security was a decisive factor when Dürr was choosing an EMM system.
"With MobileIron, we can apply security guidelines to mobile devices in a consistent and unified manner. We can also require passwords in the Exchange ActiveSync environment," said Müller. "MobileIron forms a foundation of trust for our mobile IT infrastructure and it helps to ensure, for example, that company e-mails cannot be accessed by bypassing the Exchange ActiveSync protocol.
In the near future, Dürr will develop business apps so that employees can use the company's extensive content more productively on mobile devices.
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Dürr is a mechanical and plant engineering firm with operations worldwide. The company was founded in Cannstatt in 1895 by Paul Dürr and has been listed on the stock exchange since January 4, 1990. The stock is now listed in the MDAX and STOXX 600. Dürr's customers include many automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Dürr also serves customers from the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical and—since acquiring the HOMAG Group AG in October 2014—woodworking industries. The company's registered office is in Stuttgart, but the de facto headquarters has been Bietigheim-Bissingen since the move in 2009. The company has 14,200 employees in 28 countries.
About TÜV Rheinland i-sec GmbH
As the leading independent testing services provider for information security in Germany, TÜV Rheinland provides companies and institutions with integrated information security services ranging from strategic consultation to conception, process optimization, implementation, operations and systems certification. Excellent technological expertise, extensive industry knowledge and partnerships with market leaders allow us to develop standardized and custom security solutions. Our core business areas are strategic information security, quality and security for applications and portals, mobile and network security, and IT security for industrial plants and critical infrastructure.