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Verizon's Enterprise Mobility as a Service Addresses Mobile Security Management in BYOD
October 17, 2012
Verizon (News - Alert) has just expanded its Enterprise Mobility as a Service solution to address the challenges associated with mobility security management in today’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) environment.
The company will roll out the service this month to medium and large businesses in 30 countries and territories in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Local billing, currency and support options are also available. Enterprise Mobility as a Service supports a wide variety of applications, access options and devices including smartphones, tablets and laptops.
"Until now, companies have had to cobble together the essential requirements to employ effective enterprise mobility policies and programs," said Bill Versen, director of mobility solutions for Verizon Enterprise Solutions, in a statement.
"With Enterprise Mobility as a Service, Verizon has created one of the most comprehensive and capable solutions to put enterprise mobility to work on a global basis,” Versen added. “Now, companies can leverage a single user-based management platform to outfit a global workforce to successfully navigate the changing business landscape for greater productivity."
The service includes Secure Workspace, which employs Divide by Enterproid to separate and secure professional data on both corporate-issued and employee-owned devices. It allows IT to manage workspace while maintaining user privacy by creating firewall between business and personal data.
With new mobile device management and mobile security management capabilities extended to smartphones and tablets, the service allows IT to lock these devices, wipe off corporate information, or remotely control these devices through a central administrator.
Expanded Wi-Fi Offload Access, another new feature, allows automatic configuration of connections to provide quick and cost-effective access to corporate resources. Subscribers can connect to more than 500,000 hot spots in 90 countries and places around the world. They can also configure and deploy corporate Wi-Fi directories across their devices to make more effective use of corporate mobile data networks.
The cloud-based management capabilities of Enterprise Mobility as a Service makes mobile device management and mobile security management easier by automatically pushing software updates, IT policies and patches across a global enterprise workforce. Additional benefits of the service include up-to-date, detailed inventory reports on all hardware, software and devices on corporate-owned equipment.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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