German Sensor Expert SICK Selects MobileIron for its Global Mobile IT Needs

MUNICH and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For SICK, a worldwide leader in the sensor industry, protecting e-mail, contact, and calendar data is just as important as protecting intellectual property. The company selected MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in mobile enterprise security, to manage more than 1,500 iPhones across its global operations. The Freiburg branch of Bechtle IT System House was the partner that implemented SICK's enterprise mobility management (EMM) system.

"We reviewed some of the leading EMM solutions and MobileIron's secure access to PIM data and its central management system really won us over," said Ralf Risch, Manager Frontend Service Delivery of SICK in Waldkirch.

Today, SICK relies on the MobileIron's full portfolio of products to support its mobility initiatives. MobileIron Sentry allows SICK to securely manage access to email, contact, and calendar data on the company server. SICK uses AppTunnel to allow employees to securely access the company intranet from mobile devices. AppTunnel also provides an encrypted connection and access control for protecting app data during transfers.

Docs@Work is especially important as SICK looks to secure mobile content. "We use Docs@Work to give employees secure access to email attachments. This makes them more productive and is a central part of our employees' mobile workflow," said Ralf Risch

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About MobileIron
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About SICK
SICK AG (SICK) is a global manufacturer of sensors for factory, logistics and process automation that is headquartered in Waldkirch (Breisgau). The company employs roughly 7,000 people around the world and generated EUR 1.1 billion in revenue in 2014. Its product portfolio includes photoelectric sensors, proximity switches, light grids, inductive, capacitive and magnetic sensors, opto-electronic protective devices, safety laser scanners, vision sensors, detection, ranging and identification solutions such as bar code scanners and RFID readers, gas and liquid analyzers and gas flow measuring devices. The company is represented in 48 countries around the world.

About Bechtle GmbH, IT System House Freiburg
The Competence Center (CC) Business Collaboration & Enterprise Mobility of Bechtle System House Freiburg proudly looks back on almost two decades of experience. Working closely with the Neckarsulm CC Mobile Solutions House ensures that all important mobility aspects are covered. Together, both CCs staff over 20 highly-skilled system engineers and consultants who help customers devise enterprise mobility strategies. By professionally setting up an EMM, the CC puts customers in a position where they can effectively and smoothly transition processes to a mobile platform while also meeting company security requirements. Customers can take a big step towards creating the workplace of the future.

To do all this, Bechtle understands how critical it is to work closely with top manufacturers and partners like MobileIron.

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