MobileIron AppConnect Solves the Mobile Content Challenge: Workers Can Use the Mobile Apps They Love and IT Knows Corporate Content is Secure

New Secure Mobile Content Promotion Features AppConnect Partners Accellion, Acronis, Box, and WatchDox

Feb 10, 2014, 09:00 ET from MobileIron

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees are consumers first. Remove the apps they love and they'll find a way to get them back at the expense of security. MobileIron's AppConnect ecosystem, built on the company's leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform, now lets IT securely manage the best-of-breed apps their users want, without getting in the way of user experience.


When it comes to file sync and share apps, one size does not fit all. Therefore, MobileIron has partnered with mobile content management leaders Accellion, Acronis®, Box, and WatchDox to deliver integrated solutions that provide the enterprise security IT needs with the content management experiences workers demand.

As proof of the commitment to securely maintaining user experience, Accellion, Acronis, Box, and WatchDox are offering these AppConnect-enabled products at a promotional price for a limited time.

Learn more about the secure mobile content management apps available at

MobileIron has published a comprehensive set of information to help companies understand mobile worker preferences and select the best productivity apps for their employees:

  • Webinar: Content Management Strategies for Mobile IT
    Register here to participate on February 18 at 8:00 AM PST. Additional times are available.
  • White Paper: Mobile First: Securing Information Sprawl

"Our ecosystem features some of the most popular mobile business apps available," said Sean Convery, Vice President of Product Management for MobileIron. "Employees have understandably focused on usability while Mobile IT has to demand security. This AppConnect program gives both groups exactly what they need: the productivity apps that are driving mobile adoption in the first place, with the security our customers need to embrace the change."

"Our mobility needs made choosing Accellion and MobileIron a no-brainer for our organization," said James Gordon, First VP of Technology, Needham Bank. "We didn't just solve a one-off collaboration and security problem, but rather put a solution in place to address any number of mobility challenges down the line."

"Blackstone has been using WatchDox with MobileIron for two years and the app's capabilities are trumped only by its simplicity," said Bill Murphy, CTO of Blackstone. "We can operate confidently knowing our data is secure and that employees have the tools they need to be productive."  

Partner Testimonials
"As end users embrace mobile, it is becoming increasingly difficult for IT to protect confidential information while supporting the content creation, sharing, syncing, and access needs of employees," said Vidhya Ranganathan, SVP of Product at Accellion. "With Accellion and MobileIron, businesses can be certain information is secure and compliant, all while improving the mobile productivity of their work force."

"Mobility is transforming how we do business every day, and has made employees more productive. Now IT is fighting to maintain control and security without hindering that productivity," said Ezequiel Steiner, General Manager, Mobility Solutions at Acronis. "In today's mobile workforce, IT needs to deploy solutions that employees will actually use. By partnering with MobileIron, Acronis is empowering IT with a security solution that will continue to unleash employee passion and productivity while preserving control." 

"With the ubiquitous adoption of mobile devices in the enterprise, today's CIOs need to build BYOD policies that find the right balance between empowering employees and ensuring the protection of content," said Justin Somaini, Chief Trust Officer at Box. "Together, Box and MobileIron offer the security, visibility, and policy management that IT demands, while providing the ease-of-use and productivity that users expect."

"Mobile users now expect to access and share everything from email to desktop files on all their devices from behind the firewall," said Ryan Kalember, Chief Product Officer of WatchDox. "MobileIron's API lets us extend WatchDox's file-level security to protect documents at rest, in transit or in use, in on-premise environments or in the cloud."

About MobileIron AppConnect

The AppConnect ecosystem fuses MobileIron's leading app, content and device management to more than 50 productivity apps with another 100 in development. For complete information on MobileIron's App Connect ecosystem, please visit:

About MobileIron 

A leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable organizations around the world to embrace mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Leading global companies rely on MobileIron's scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives. For more information, please visit

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