September 28, 2011 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] Arlington, Virginia - and Mountain View, Calif. - GroupLogic, the industry's leading provider of software products that unlock the power of new enterprise platforms, and MobileIron, the innovator in enterprise management and security for mobile devices and apps, today announced the two companies have entered a strategic co-development, marketing and sales partnership that will enable MobileIron customers to run GroupLogic's mobile file management (MFM) software, mobilEcho(TM) within MobileIron's advanced mobile device management (MDM) framework.
News of the relationship follows today's announcement by MobileIron introducing MobileIron AppConnect, the best way for enterprises to secure mobile applications. Using MobileIron AppConnect, enterprises can secure company data across the lifecycle of their mobile apps, from deployment to usage to retirement. The MobileIron AppConnect APIs will be available first to a select few value-added application partners that will integrate their apps with MobileIron's security platform. One of the first partners to receive access to the new platform, GroupLogic will work closely with MobileIron's team to ensure that mobilEcho runs simply and securely within the MobileIron device and app management infrastructure.
As new devices come to market and more enterprises are embracing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work trend, enterprise IT organizations increasingly require infrastructure that enables the deployment and management of thousands of devices and applications that run on those devices in a simple and secure manner. In addition, the inherent corporate security risks of mobile business computing on multiple devices make mobile file sharing and IT management difficult for enterprises concerned with ensuring compliance and security standards are met.
"With the proliferation of mobile devices and skyrocketing adoption rates, both mobile device management and mobile file management are absolute requirements for enterprise IT organizations that want to maintain security and reduce management time and costs," said Ojas Rege, VP of Product, MobileIron. "We are very pleased to be working closely with GroupLogic. We believe that our current and future customers will benefit greatly from having integrated access to two extremely complementary technologies: mobile file management and mobile device management."
"We are pleased to partner with MobileIron and to be called out as a leading mobile file management provider in the short list of first partners with access to AppConnect," said Todd While, Vice President, Mobility Solutions, GroupLogic. "For any enterprise that currently has a mobile device management strategy, mobile file management is a necessity - working with MobileIron makes securing both mobile file sharing and all corporate-owned and employee-owned devices simple and easy to manage."
mobilEcho enables enterprise IT organizations to provide secure and managed corporate file access for enterprise mobile device users, based on existing security and access control policies. Until the release of mobilEcho, enterprise mobile device users had no choice but to use inherently flawed and unsecure work-arounds to access files on mobile devices, including emailing files to themselves or uploading enterprise files into unsecured consumer-based synching services, violating corporate security, governance and compliance policies. mobilEcho addresses this problem by enabling enterprise IT organizations to rapidly install and provide simple, secure and managed Mobile File Management for corporate mobile users.
mobilEcho is the only Mobile File Management system available that:
* Can be centrally managed by IT;
* Connects directly and securely to enterprise file servers;
* Enables IT to deploy and configure corporate-wide mobile file access in minutes;
* Provides on-device browsing and storage of corporate files in a secure environment, filling the need left by the lack of a native iPad file system on iPad or other mobile computing platforms;
* Ensures mobile file access integrates with existing Active Directory permissions; and,
* Provides IT organizations with enterprise-ready software for integrating corporate- and employee-owned iPads into the enterprise ecosystem.
mobilEcho can be purchased via the GroupLogic web store. Interested IT organizations can also take advantage of GroupLogic's free trial of mobilEcho by visiting the GroupLogic website. GroupLogic offers two pricing options for enterprises, including subscription and perpetual licensing.
Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011, MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data and applications move to smartphones and tablets. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform and the Connected Cloud are the first solutions 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.
GroupLogic helps enterprise and education IT organizations simply and securely integrate diverse computing platforms into enterprise environments, connecting employees to enterprise files, content and assets to facilitate a more productive and efficient work environment. With more than two decades of experience, GroupLogic leads the marketplace in helping IT organizations effectively and easily manage the integration of Apple products into the enterprise ecosystem. Whether IT organizations are looking to integrate existing Apple assets, purchase additional Apple hardware like Macs and iPads, or want to take advantage of the hardware costs savings that accompany the adoption of IT consumerization, GroupLogic enables IT organizations to easily and securely manage the rapid integration of diverse platforms while ensuring resources are optimized. GroupLogic enables the enterprise to focus on what is really important - competitive differentiation, improved employee productivity, mitigated risk and reduced costs. GroupLogic's proven products - ExtremeZ-IP, ArchiveConnect, and MassTransit - are in use by some of the world's most innovative companies, including Christie's, International Greetings and Omnicom Group. Copyright (C) 2011 GroupLogic. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.