PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a tight economy, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can see a noticeable difference in the bottom line if they reduce the cost of supporting mobile workers, simplify IT management and streamline regulatory compliance. That's why a growing number of SMBs are using MaaS360 Mobile Device Management (MDM) by Fiberlink®. With MaaS360, any enterprise can get started instantly with a comprehensive cloud-based MDM solution to securely manage both corporate and personal devices, distribute mobile applications and share documents.
Designed for deployment speed and agility, MaaS360 is able to scale as an organization grows, making it ideal for SMBs that need to implement a complete MDM solution quickly and affordably. MaaS360 has enabled instant enterprise mobility management that cut administrative costs in half and eliminated server costs for BPM, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, SIHO Insurance and other businesses. The platform allows companies to start small, with no minimum device commitment, and easily expand as their device population grows. MaaS360 also allows business to embrace productivity enablement tools for application management and document collaboration.
In a recent Network World article, Ellen Messmer shares the insight of Gartner Analyst Phillip Redman: "...one advantage in cloud-based services is the speed in getting users deployed with MDM, Redman noted, even though it may still require installing a software agent on the device. 'It's getting to the point where it takes less than 24 hours to get your users up and going.'"
MaaS360 SMB Customer Highlights:
- Desert Schools Federal Credit Union (Desert Schools), the largest Arizona-based credit union, implemented MaaS360 the same day they signed the contract. Desert Schools continues to save money through rapid deployments in the cloud, hands-off maintenance upgrades and resource efficiencies. Marty Rios, director of enterprise services at Desert Schools, noted, "With MaaS360's simplicity, we reduced the time to enroll devices from two hours to ten minutes. We've not only cut device set up time by 92 percent, but we're also able to assign such MDM tasks to our service desk employees, cutting resource costs by 50 percent."
- Burr Pilger Mayer (BPM), one of the largest accounting and consulting firms on the West Coast, deployed MaaS360 in only a few hours. With MaaS360, users enroll their devices in minutes. In addition, user satisfaction and productivity has increased through the firm's Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) policy.
- Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals, a commercial stage specialty pharmaceutical company, is using MaaS360 to push applications, documents, fixes and updates while tracking user installation in real-time. Sales reps can focus solely on revenue generation, without the distractions of device management.
- SIHO Insurance Services, a provider of employee health benefits, deployed MaaS360 to ensure the security and compliance of iPhones and Androids, but it is also saving the company up to $15,000 in implementation costs over an on-premises solution, and $10,000 annually in software licensing and maintenance. Mike Clancy, vice president of information technology services at SIHO Insurance Services, added, "Our Fiberlink representative reaches out to us on almost a monthly basis, just to see how we're doing with the solution, offering support and updating us on new system features. This proactive communication and ongoing relationship has really helped maximize the value of MaaS360 MDM."
For SMBs, which are often overlooked in favor of marquee brands, Fiberlink's focus on delivering exceptional customer service and user experience sets the company apart from other MDM vendors. This personal touch has been highlighted in recent company accolades, such as being placed by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Mobile Device Management Software 2012 report.
"In today's challenging economy, SMBs need an efficient and affordable way to manage, secure and control company data while unlocking the productivity of BYOD-ers. MaaS360's true cloud model and our commitment to service excellence for customers of all sizes enables us to offer an MDM solution that is quick to deploy and easy to use with significant time and cost savings," said Christopher Clark, president of Fiberlink.
MaaS360 is a comprehensive and integrated mobility management platform for smartphones, tablets and laptops (Windows and Mac). Delivered as a true cloud-based service, MaaS360 enables organizations of all sizes to manage policies, enforce security and support the expanding use of mobile devices, applications and documents in the enterprise.
Maas360 is offered as a subscription service for a flat monthly fee that includes updates, maintenance, and 24 x 7 support. A free 30-day trial is available instantly at www.maas360.com/trial.
Fiberlink is the recognized leader in cloud solutions for secure enterprise mobile device and application management. Its cloud-based MaaS360 platform provides IT organizations with mobility intelligence and control over mobile devices, applications and content to enhance the mobile user experience and keep corporate data secure across smartphones, tablets and laptops. MaaS360 helps companies monitor the expanding suite of mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. Named by Network World as the Clear Choice Test winner for mobile device management solutions and honored with the 2012 Global Mobile Award for "Best Enterprise Mobile Service" at Mobile World Congress, MaaS360 is used to manage and secure more than one million endpoints globally. For more information, please visit http://www.maas360.com.
 Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software" by Phillip Redman, Monica Basso, John Girard, May 17th 2012.
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