MobileIron and NitroDesk Partner to Deliver Android Security for the Enterprise

With TouchDown for MobileIron, Regulated Industries Such as Financial Services Can Safely Put Corporate Email on Android Devices

Mar 09, 2011, 11:43 ET from MobileIron

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (, the innovator in mobile device management and security, and NitroDesk, (, developers of the leading Enterprise-ready Exchange ActiveSync-based email solution for Android powered phones and tablets, today announced TouchDown for MobileIron, the high-security version of TouchDown email. With TouchDown for MobileIron, MobileIron enterprise customers, specifically those in highly regulated industries such as Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, can deploy and remotely manage secure corporate email on Android devices.

TouchDown is the leading Exchange ActiveSync synchronization solution for Android-powered devices with over 250,000 active users. TouchDown has been popular with enterprise customers for both its intuitive user experience and its integration with ActiveSync, which is the industry standard for wireless email mobilization. TouchDown for MobileIron also delivers key features that are only available to MobileIron customers:

  • Copy/paste restrictions: IT can set policies through MobileIron to restrict the user's ability to cut and paste text and data from corporate email to other applications.
  • Email encryption: All email and PIM data within TouchDown for MobileIron is encrypted at rest with 3DES or AES encryption.
  • Certificate-based identity: IT can now use MobileIron's certificate management capabilities to distribute certificates to authenticate the Touchdown client to the corporate mail environment.
  • Selective wipe: Using MobileIron, IT can wipe email and PIM on Android without impacting the rest of the device.  IT can set up policies to ensure that only devices under MobileIron management are allowed to access enterprise email.

"We were consistently hearing from our Financial Services customers that they needed to figure out how to be able to say yes to Android devices," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "TouchDown for MobileIron gives them the security they need to be able to do so. We are delighted to be working with NitroDesk to solve our customers' problems by providing them with the best and most secure email solution for Android."

"NitroDesk has been on the front lines of Android innovation since 2008," said Ronald Goins, COO of NitroDesk Inc. "Our goal has always been to deliver features, options and improvements that go well beyond what anyone else can offer. With MobileIron, we've found a partner who is as focused on innovation and customer service as we are. Together we have a complete solution for managing and securing corporate data on Android phones and tablets."

TouchDown for MobileIron is available on the Android Market. For more information, please visit

About NitroDesk

Founded in May 2008, NitroDesk Inc. is the developer of the popular TouchDown application which lets users synchronize their Android-powered handsets and devices with corporate email, contacts calendar, tasks and notes on their Microsoft Exchange Servers. NitroDesk is based in Bellevue, Washington.

About MobileIron

MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data and applications move to smart phones and tablets. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over mobile content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. For more information, please visit

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