PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiberlink®, the leader in cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM), announces that its MaaS360 platform supports Amazon's Fire OS 3.0 for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. With MaaS360, businesses and educational institutions can securely manage Kindle Fire by taking full advantage of several new enterprise and productivity features.
Kindle Fire tablets are finding their way into the workplace with employees accessing email through corporate networks. MaaS360 integration with Kindle Fire provides the controls for IT to confidently embrace these tablets knowing that sensitive data and network access can be secured easily and reliably. Enterprise features include device encryption, native VPN client, single sign-on (SSO) within the Silk browser and certificate-based enrollment.
"We are excited to announce our new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX with hundreds of updates and exclusive new features, including enhanced enterprise support," said Raghu Murthi, vice president of enterprise and education, Amazon. "As employees increasingly bring their own devices to work, the new Kindle Fire tablets can easily be integrated into the workplace by leveraging comprehensive management solutions such as MaaS360."
MaaS360 was the first to support Kindle Fire devices for use in the enterprise in 2012. With the release of the new Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX, organizations will have expanded support for:
- OTA configuration: Provision and manage Wi-Fi, VPN and proxy settings
- Device security: Enforce encryption, deploy certificates and enforce passcodes
- App management: Remotely install, enable and disable apps
- Device feature control: Manage access to device features such as camera and Bluetooth
- Inventory management: Monitor and track device information
"Another form factor and use case in the BYOD era is reading the novel after reading the business contract. EMM solutions that lack support for the Kindle Fire are limiting an organization's ability to ensure a successful, well-managed BYOD program," said Christopher Clark, president at Fiberlink. "MaaS360 gives our customers the fastest way to allow employees to use them for work with the complete control IT needs to enforce security policies, manage applications and protect data."
Join Fiberlink on Thursday, October 10 for a webinar to discuss the Kindle Fire HD, Fire HDX and Fire OS 3.0 for business. Further details on the session can be found here: http://www.maas360.com/AmazonKindle
MaaS360 by Fiberlink is the trusted enterprise mobility management solution to more than 5,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. We make working in a mobile world simple and safe by delivering comprehensive mobile security and management for applications, documents, email, and devices. Instantly accessible from the web, MaaS360 is easy to use and maintain and provides the flexibility organizations need to fully embrace mobility in every aspect of their business. Backed by the most responsive support in the industry, we put our customers first by providing them with the best user experience for IT and employees. To learn more go to www.maas360.com.
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