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Combined Solution Allows Mobile First Government Initiatives to Move Beyond BlackBerry
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and TORONTO, Canada and STERLING, Va., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, and Fixmo, a leading provider of mobile security and data protection solutions, today announced a partnership to provide federal government agencies with the most fully featured and secure solution for their Mobile First initiatives. By combining MobileIron's security and management platform with Fixmo's federally compliant system integrity controls, government agencies can confidently move beyond BlackBerry and give users the ability to choose the devices that will make them most productive.
"Until now, federal agencies had very limited choices for mobility," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "They could use BlackBerry or third-party email containers, but neither option made users happy. Our partnership with Fixmo gives them an alternative that is far superior: the most comprehensive Mobile IT platform combined with the deepest system integrity controls to meet all federal requirements for Mobile First initiatives."
The partnership will allow government customers to use Fixmo Sentinel Integrity Services with the MobileIron platform to enforce system integrity by preventing OS tampering, policy violations, and unverified third-party apps.
"Like every other employer, government agencies want to enable their users to use devices that make them most productive, and that means delivering support for iOS and Android," said Rick Segal, CEO, Fixmo. "By working with MobileIron, we give our joint public-sector customers the tools they need to improve user satisfaction and the controls they need to ensure security and federal compliance. This partnership removes all the barriers to expanding their mobile deployments."
The leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable global companies to become Mobile First organizations, embracing mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Recognized by IDC as the fastest growing mobile enterprise management vendor in the world, MobileIron provides the scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices for global companies to transform into Mobile First organizations. Leading global companies use MobileIron as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives, including 7 of the 10 top pharmaceutical companies, 5 of the 10 top banks, 8 of the 10 top automotive manufacturers, 3 of the 5 top retailers, 4 of the 5 top aerospace and defense companies, and half of the 10 top law firms. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management company that helps organizations identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with mobile devices in the workplace. The company's MRM solutions enable protected and compliant mobile computing, helping organizations embrace a wide range of mobile devices and applications while maintaining system integrity, protecting confidential data and proving regulatory compliance. Fixmo's MRM technology has been developed as part of a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Fixmo is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and Toronto, Canada (http://fixmo.com).
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