SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During today's keynote with Microsoft at the Mobile First Conference, MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL) announced the launch of the Preview of MobileIron for Windows 10.
Gartner has published* the following Strategic Planning Assumption: "By 2020, smartphone security and management architectures will dominate the endpoint computing environment, while traditional PC image management will decline except on dedicated appliance-style devices."
Traditionally, corporations have used group policy objects (GPO) to manage their Windows devices. The model is only effective when all devices are connected to a high-bandwidth network, but it does not work with mobile devices that are only intermittently connected to the corporate network. As a result, enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms like MobileIron are becoming a leading security and management model because they enable business users to securely access enterprise data from any device, on any network, without compromising data security.
"Windows 10 is the first modern operating system to unify all form factors and MobileIron will play a central role for security and management," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "We are very pleased to be working with Microsoft to launch our MobileIron Preview for Windows 10."
MobileIron plans to be the policy engine for the new security and apps model of Windows 10:
- Data separation and protection: Windows 10 Enterprise Data Protection (EDP) provides personal and corporate data separation and containment to prevent unauthorized access and leakage of corporate data. This gives IT the ability to ensure that corporate data is only accessible by trusted apps and that corporate content cannot leak to unauthorized apps or services (e.g., web sites). An EMM platform can set and enforce EDP policies.
- Unified application security and management: In Windows 10, programmers can develop universal apps that are written once with a single set of business logic and with a user experience that can run on any Windows 10 device. This gives employees a consistent experience across all Windows 10 devices. Through an EMM platform, IT can create and enforce shared policies that apply across smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs. The Windows Store for Business (www.microsoft.com/business) provides a single destination for IT administrators to get the apps they need. An EMM platform can also give IT the controls and configurations to effectively secure and distribute both modern Windows apps and older Win32 apps.
* Source: Gartner, Inc., "Managing PCs, Smartphones and Tablets and the Future Ahead," Ken Dulaney & Terrence Cosgrove, May 5, 2014.
Preview of MobileIron for Windows 10
Preview is conducted under the beta program provisions, including that the preview: (a) is for evaluation purposes only; (b) is not to be deployed in a production environment; (c) is not our generally available version and may contain features or other items that are inconsistent with future generally available versions; (d) is not a commitment or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding MobileIron's product development and strategic partnerships. Actual results could differ materially from statements made in this press release as a result of MobileIron's limited operating history, its need to develop competitive solutions, product defects, competitive pressures and changes by operating system providers. See MobileIron's SEC filings, including its Form 10-Q for Q12015, filed on May 4, 2015 for more information on these factors. MobileIron does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in this release. The forward-looking information regarding product development is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The forward-looking information is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at MobileIron's sole discretion. Future product will be priced separately. This roadmap does not constitute an offer to sell any product or technology.
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