Brother Industries Adopts MobileIron for High-Security Unified Management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the security backbone for modern enterprise computing, today announced that Brother Industries, Ltd. has adopted MobileIron's enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform to easily manage iPhones and iPads with a high level of security.
Starting in 2012, Brother Industries began using iPhones and iPads as its standard in-house mobile devices to provide support for work outside of the office. Minimal mobile functionality was permitted in the beginning because of the company's heavy emphasis on security. Brother Industries decided to introduce a mobile device management (MDM) solution in response to employee requests for increased functionality. The new solution left numerous unresolved issues, such as the inability to view password-protected email attachments, as well as not being able to synchronize calendars in a timely manner.
To maintain security with added mobile functionality, Brother Industries decided to explore alternative EMM solutions. Brother Industries selected MobileIron's EMM platform, which was previously used by its US-based subsidiaries. MobileIron allows users to view attached files containing passwords via email and displays and updates email and calendars without delay, while safely granting access to internal file structures. In addition to using MobileIron to secure email, Brother Industries will also be using MobileIron's Docs@Work content management solution to allow mobile collaboration on documents, as well as Web@Work to enable secure intranet access through a web browser.
"Being able to access in-house systems and file servers has made it possible to seamlessly perform simple tasks on mobile devices, even on the go," said Masaaki Hibino, Group Manager, MIS Dept. "Especially for managers, it's very nice to be able to carry out work flow approvals when not at our desks."
Traditionally, Brother Industries did not integrate management of domestic sales devices in Japan, but MobileIron made it easy to manage its multinational fleet under one platform. As of May 2016, a total of 1,400 devices were being managed by MobileIron.
About Brother Industries, Ltd.
Brother Industries, Ltd. was founded in January 1934 as a manufacturer of Japanese sewing machines. Starting in the 1980s, they also began developing office equipment such as typewriters and personal printers. For years, they mainly focused on printers capable of printing on materials such as paper. However, they have recently progressed into the industrial printing field with products such as laser markers that can print on metal and plastic. For more details, please visit their website (http://www.brother.co.jp/).
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