Hamilton Fraser insurance adds iron to expanding mobile strategy

Specialist insurance firm Hamilton Fraser has deployed a new mobile device management platform to support its expanding bring your own device (BYOD) strategy among staff.

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Specialist insurance firm Hamilton Fraser has deployed a new mobile device management platform to support its expanding bring your own device (BYOD) strategy among staff.

Hamilton Fraser provides dedicated insurance services to customers throughout the UK and abroad. The company wanted to enable its employees to use mobile apps in the workplace at the same time as it supported a mix of corporate Apple iOS-based and BYOD devices.

After evaluating other mobile device management systems from Meraki, Airwatch and Good Technology, Hamilton Fraser said it selected a platform from MobileIron because "it was the easiest to deploy and manage in the heavily regulated insurance business, and it was the most scalable solution".

Hamilton Fraser is now delivering mobile apps and content to employees using the [email protected], AppConnect and AppTunnel systems from MobileIron.

Eddie Hooker, CEO at Hamilton Fraser, said, “Our IT department was experiencing a growing demand from senior management to access sensitive data on their company phones and tablets, and other employees wanted to bring in their own devices to use in the work environment.”

He said, "For our IT team MobileIron is incredibly easy to manage and maintain, and as for our employees, the end user experience remains intact as  they don’t even know MobileIron is there.”

Hamilton Fraser now has the ability to secure, monitor and manage any device on any operating system from a single console.

Enterprises that use mobile device management systems to protect their corporate data on employees' mobile phones are not safe from attacks from spyphones, researchers warned at the BlackHat Europe conference last week, with Apple-based devices the most targeted.

Over the next five years, 65 percent of enterprises will adopt a mobile device management system for corporate users, analyst Gartner has predicted.

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