EE brings MobileIron Cloud to UK businesses

EE and MobileIron Cloud will offer app management and control features and business grade security to corporate customers

Mobile operator EE has teamed up with device security and management specialist MobileIron to launch the MobileIron Cloud service to SME business customers in the UK.

EE claimed the partnership makes it the first operator in the world to provide MobileIron’s cloud as a hosted service.

The MobileIron Cloud is billed as a multi-operating system enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform that provides simplified security and control of mobile devices. It will be included in EE’s Super Secure 4GEE portfolio.

The platform enables businesses to configure and manage apps, content and devices, enforce security and usage policies, and safely retire devices that are lost, stolen or otherwise defunct. Enrolment and configuration are automated to let employees set up devices on their own behalf, and download and update their own files and apps, such as CRM or expanse reporting, from a content catalogue.

EE Business CMO Gerry McQuade described the launch as “an important step in removing the complexity associated with securing business data across multiple device types and operating systems”.

“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,” he said.

Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA marketing director at MobileIron, added: “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.”

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