MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the innovator in multi-OS smartphone management, today announced a broad set of capabilities to accelerate the adoption of iPhones in the enterprise. MobileIron's new application discovery, zero-touch security, and real-time cost control services leverage the APIs available with iPhone 4 and iOS 4 to provide the first complete management solution for iPhone, iPod, and iPad. MobileIron enables IT organizations to secure and manage iOS 4 devices end-to-end while preserving the full user experience of the platform.
"The heart of the iPhone is apps," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "With over 200,000 apps in the App Store, developers have proven the power of the iPhone platform to deliver apps that matter. With MobileIron for iOS 4, businesses can now take advantage of that same power to easily develop, secure, and publish their own in-house apps to their employees. iOS 4 is a watershed release for the industry that will catalyze mobile application development and shift the battle for the mobile enterprise from email to apps."
MobileIron for iOS 4 addresses three core enterprise requirements:
- Application discovery: For the first time, application discovery for in-house apps will be easy for both IT and the end-user. IT can publish a catalog of the company's in-house apps for users to download over-the-air, without iTunes required. Different apps can be made available for different users, based on policy. For example, the sales team might have access to CRM and expense reporting apps while the engineering team has access to knowledge management and collaborative apps. IT can now also maintain an accurate inventory of what apps are on what iPhones and restrict access to enterprise email if non-compliant apps are present.
- Zero-touch security: User intervention is no longer required to update iPhone security and application configuration profiles. IT can now push profiles to iPhones without requiring any action on the part of the user. Certificates can be used to authenticate user and device identity. All devices accessing the enterprise can now be managed 24x7, with constant management connectivity. Modified iPhones can be kept out of the enterprise and all iPhones can be kept up-to-date and in-sync with corporate security policy.
- Real-time cost control: One of the largest and most unpredictable business telecom costs is data roaming charges from apps and web browsing. With MobileIron for iOS 4, IT can now monitor international roaming in real-time. Whenever an iPhone user travels to a new country, both the user and IT are notified to ensure that costs are tightly managed and service plans are appropriate.
MobileIron for iOS 4 strengthens iPhone security and manageability for all organizations, regardless of whether they are deploying just email or email plus apps. However, as apps usage in the enterprise explodes, MobileIron's management platform will allow IT to keep pace with both iPhone innovation and user demand.
The MobileIron App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/, and is used in conjunction with MobileIron's enterprise mobility platform. MobileIron's current suite of security and management functionality is available for iOS 4 at launch in June 2010. MobileIron's application discovery, zero-touch security, and real-time cost control features for iOS 4 will be available in calendar Q3.
A Gartner Cool Vendor for 2010, MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data moves to the smartphone. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.