MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, today announced massive growth in 2012, tripling the number of new seats sold in 2012 compared to 2011. Customer acquisition continued to accelerate as the company added more than 700 enterprise customers per quarter. MobileIron also saw significant expansion within its customer base as companies placed more than 1400 add-on orders.
Customers choose MobileIron as the foundation for their mobile initiatives because of MobileIron's track record of innovation, product delivery, and customer success. The largest global companies depend on MobileIron, 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.
Enterprises around the world are embracing multi-OS mobility. In the "Worldwide Business Use Smartphone 2012-2016 Forecast Update" published in November, analyst firm IDC forecasted that by 2016, worldwide shipments of smartphones will reach 480 million, with 65% being used in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environments. As a result, mobile is becoming a primary computing platform, and it changes the very nature of how companies do their work and win business. Enterprises now need to secure mobile apps and content–not just devices and email.
MobileIron leads the disruption of the already disruptive mobile market. The company's 2012 success was the direct result of shipping innovations in mobile app security, mobile content management, and scale. In Q4, MobileIron reinforced its product leadership by launching the first Enterprise Persona for both iOS and Android. The Enterprise Persona delivers enterprise-grade security for enterprise apps and content while retaining the convenience and ease of use of the native experience on a mobile device – regardless of whether it is owned by the organization or the employee. The components include:
- MobileIron AppConnect application wrapper and SDK, which secure enterprise apps and data-at-rest in micro-containers while preserving the native user experience
- MobileIron App Delivery Network, which delivers large applications seamlessly to users around the world
- MobileIron AppTunnel, which secures each application's data-in-motion
- Docs@Work, the industry's only mobile data loss prevention (DLP) solution for iOS email attachments, which prevents corporate email attachments from being uploaded to consumer services such as Dropbox
Only MobileIron has integrated security across email DLP, certificate-based identity, app and document containerization, BYOD privacy protection, and automated closed-loop compliance. These features are especially appealing to the Financial Services industry, which until now has had to rely on containerization solutions that impede productivity by compromising the end-user experience.
Other 2012 company highlights:
- Expanded global operations with over 300 resellers and many of the largest mobile operators including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, SingTel, and Vodafone
- Expanded global customer base: 40% of business was outside North America
- Completed SOC-2 Type 1 certification for MobileIron's leading Connected Cloud platform
- Achieved a 97% customer support satisfaction rate
"Many of our more than 4,000 global customers are on their way to becoming 'Mobile First' organizations," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "In 2012 we saw our customers dramatically expand their mobile deployments to move beyond the device and to focus on delivering apps and content. They chose MobileIron because they know that we are the only vendor that can provide the technology, best practices, training, and support to make their mobile initiatives successful."
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.