EE has partnered with MobileIron to offer a secure solution for small to medium businesses that are concerned about data leaks resulting from increased mobility.
Small to medium businesses will be able to automatically enforce IT sanctions for usage policies and retired mobile devices when they are lost, or an employee leaves the company, by managing and securing the devices in MobileIron’s encrypted cloud.
Gerry McQuade, Chief Marketing Officer for Business at EE, said: “Security is essential if businesses want to become genuinely mobile without putting sensitive company data at risk. With partners like MobileIron, we’ve developed a portfolio of mobile security solutions that make it easier to manage mobile devices regardless of the operating system each device is running.”
New to MobileIron Cloud is the content catalogue, which allows automatic updating of files when new versions are available. It lends greater control to administrators who can distribute content to different devices. Users will also have access to applications for expense reporting, travel booking, collaborative working and customer relationship management.
Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA Marketing Director at MobileIron, said: “Small and medium businesses face many of the same challenges as larger enterprises; they need to securely deliver files and apps, and manage employee devices. Whether organisations are most interested in data and device security or whether they want to deliver content and apps to their users, EE has a solution to suit.”
In March, BT announced that it will use EE's network to sell enterprise, public sector and SME mobile services.
EE has said that the commercial rollout of 5G won't commence until at least 2022, but when it is deployed it may be so good that 6G will never exist.
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