SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MobileIron announced its secure IT management application for the iPhone is available in the App Store.
The app includes a powerful set of security and management features to enable enterprises to confidently operationalize iPhones at scale.
Users love their iPhones and want to bring them to work. "Our research shows that over 30 percent of U.S. companies already have employees using iPhones and are focused on how to provision, secure, and manage them," said Philippe Winthrop, director of Enterprise Mobility at Strategy Analytics, a global research and consultancy firm. "The ever-growing number of iPhone users is accelerating the IT professional's demand for solutions that can effectively support iPhones in the workplace."
The MobileIron App enables IT managers to:
-Allow authorized iPhones to securely access enterprise resources based on user identity, proper iPhone security policy configuration, iPhone OS versions and iPhone models
-Enable secure over-the-air configuration of both iPhone OS 3.0 and 3.1 devices using the Simple Certificate Enrollment Protocol (SCEP)
-Ensure users have the most current iPhone security and configuration policies and provide over-the-air remediation for out-of-date policies
-Confidently configure and secure iPhones through password protection, and control content and app downloads on a user-by-user basis
"One of our great needs is managing apps and configurations for iPhone," said Fred Archibald, network manager for Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. "A secure, centralized approach will let us scale our iPhone deployment efficiently as we add more users."
"The iPhone has captured everyone's imagination," noted Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "The MobileIron App enables companies to deploy iPhones at scale by bridging the gap between the compliance and control IT requires and the great experience that end-users demand."
MobileIron's iPhone solution also enhances the end-user experience through:
-Automated self-enrollment and provisioning with user-specific configuration profiles
-Customized catalog of company-recommended apps to allow end-users to easily download iPhone apps from the App Store
-Letting users monitor and record their network service quality in real-time
"iPhones are here to stay," said Mort Rosenthal, CEO of Enterprise Mobile, a leading mobility outsource service provider. "MobileIron has built an innovative and powerful solution to make iPhones enterprise-ready for both IT and the end-user."