Perkins Coie Secures Cloud Apps and Data with MobileIron Access
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global law firm Perkins Coie adopted cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Salesforce to ensure attorneys could quickly retrieve and update information on the go. The company's previous mobile device management (MDM) solution could not secure apps and cloud services, leaving attorneys without access to critical information outside the office. To stay competitive, Perkins Coie deployed MobileIron Access, a cloud security solution, to secure the Salesforce1 mobile app and enable seamless access with single sign-on (SSO).
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"Our employees need to be able to use the same popular cloud services that our clients use, such as G Suite and Microsoft Office 365. But it is critical that our data can't be accessed from unmanaged devices," said Chelan Simonds, Mobile Device Engineer at Perkins Coie. "We maintain a 100 percent BYOD environment, so it is critical that we provide a secure and consistent user experience on any device. MobileIron has been a strategic partner in helping us meet all of those requirements."
When time is money, secure mobile productivity is critical
Perkins Coie initially chose the MobileIron enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform to deliver secure email and applications. When the company later started to support cloud services, they needed to provide secure, simplified, multi-OS access from personally owned devices. The company also wanted to prevent employees from accessing corporate resources from unsecured mobile devices and unmanaged apps, such as an unmanaged version of Salesforce1 on a family iPad.
"MobileIron Access has been a game-changer for us. Single sign-on makes it easy for employees to launch Salesforce1, without having to enter their credentials every time. Employees have been impressed with the simple experience and the security team has peace of mind because we can ensure that only authorized devices, apps, and users can access corporate cloud resources," said Simonds.
MobileIron Access secures cloud-based apps by leveraging MobileIron Tunnel, a multi-OS app VPN that provides seamless, certificate-based authentication to any public, in-house, or cloud application. Using a combination of MobileIron Tunnel and AppConnect, a secure app container on the device, Perkins Coie was also able to securely deploy Connections Mobile. This in-house mobile app provides access to critical internal resources such as the company directory, office information, and 24x7 assistance.
The future of mobile depends on innovation and flexibility
Maintaining a relentless customer focus is a major priority for Perkins Coie. For that reason, the company needs the flexibility to meet rapidly changing customer and employee business requirements today and down the road.
"We have to be able to support the platforms and technologies our clients are using, not the other way around," said Simonds. "MobileIron helps us stay competitive because they are always coming out with new products, updates, and features, so we can be sure we're offering the latest mobile and cloud capabilities to all of our clients and end users."
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