MobileIron: We’re making history by making passwords history

Mobile doesn’t just drive global enterprise; it occupies the center of our personal universe.

For those of us old enough to remember life before smartphones, can you imagine how you would do without them now? Many of us rely on our phones and mobile apps for just about everything — work, play, life. Given how fast mobile technology is evolving (the performance gains of 5G are just one example), it’s clear that we’re going to be living in a hyper-cloud-connected world for years to come.

It’s a world where more and more of our most valuable data — personal, financial, and business — will be instantly available from any device, on any network. It’s a reality that is extremely empowering — and also terrifying if this data falls into the wrong hands.

With the rapid evolution of mobile empowerment, why does mobile security still heavily rely on passwords, which are essentially from the Stone Age of Information Technology? According to Gartner, spending on information security and risk management is estimated to reach $174.5 billion by 2022, and yet two-thirds of enterprises are breached every year.

Surely we can do better than this. It’s time for mobile security to make an evolutionary leap beyond password-based authentication.

Today, with the announcement of our zero sign-on solution, MobileIron is paving a new path forward for enterprise security. One that’s based on the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust security framework. It doesn’t just eliminate passwords, it goes beyond identity and gateway-based security approaches to give you complete control over all of your business data as it flows across devices, apps, networks, and cloud services. This means you can grant or deny access to your data based on a full range of security attributes.

More importantly, it means you’re no longer at the mercy of compromised passwords or incomplete security solutions.

With MobileIron, your device becomes your ID and secure access to the enterprise. This allows your users to access any app or service from any location or device. All without the hassle and security vulnerabilities of passwords. Because with zero sign-on from MobileIron, passwords are history.

Find out how MobileIron is continuing to make history. Learn more about our new vision for mobile enterprise security here.

Simon Biddiscombe

President and Chief Executive Officer

About the author


As CEO, Simon leads the company’s overall business strategy and is responsible for MobileIron’s day-to-day-operations. Simon brings more than 20 years of management and financial experience to MobileIron. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he spent nine years, most recently in the firm’s Silicon Valley technology accounting and audit practice. He went on to join Wyle Electronics where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Simon’s next role was Vice President for Finance and Controller of the internet infrastructure business of Conexant which became Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) where he then served for 5 years as Chief Financial Officer. He then spent five years at QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC) as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, then as Chief Executive Officer. Simon joined MobileIron from ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SREV) where he served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. He holds a BA in business studies from the University of Glamorgan and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.