Many of the staff at ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion GmbH are constantly on the move, so the company uses the full Enterprise Mobility Management suite from MobileIron.

ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion GmbH, based in Unterföhring, near Munich, is a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, one of Europe's biggest independent media groups. As an in-house production and technology supplier, it provides employees with stable, flexible mobile access to resources and currently includes some 4,500 iOS mobile devices and a growing range of apps.

"Our apps are designed to increase productivity and usability across the business, and their numbers are growing all the time." says Atakan Cakir, a solutions architect with the network and communication division.

The devices, which also include Windows and Android phones, are managed centrally using MobileIron's Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution.

"Before we decided which solution to buy, we sent a set of specifications to all the main manufacturers," Cakir says. "As a result of this, we chose MobileIron."

The top five decision-making criteria

Before making its choice, the company drew up specifications with the help of mobile IT experts at the systems integrator CANCOM.

"We organized an introductory workshop to clarify their needs," says CANCOM's key account manager Kilian Dischinger. "Based on this, we drew up a performance matrix laying down requirements for the EMM product."

After four weeks of research and analysis, the company chose MobileIron.

"We looked at a lot of other suppliers, but we liked MobileIron's features the most," Cakir says.

ProSiebenSat.1 installed MobileIron on 4500 devices in collaboration with their IT service provider, CANCOM, who also manages their maintenance contract.

"The whole process was very friendly and professional, and the project was implemented quickly and seamlessly," says CANCOM's Kilian Dischinger

ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion choose MobileIron for 5 reasons:

  1. High-performance certificate management via the SCEP interface, which incorporates MobileIron into the company's certificate authority.
  2. Volume licensing of business apps via the Enterprise AppStore
  3. Virtual appliance solution within the company's data center
  4. Secure browser and VPN-per-app solution
  5. API to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

Business apps make life easier for media specialists

Business apps form the central focus of the company's mobility strategy providing the media group with flexibility and independence to do their jobs while increasing their productivity. Approximately 3000 employees now have mobile access to the intranet allowing them access to a phonebook app and the crowd voting app WHOOP that allows employees to ask questions and organize polls.

'We acquired the Platinum Bundle, MobileIron's biggest and most powerful version," says Atakan Cakir. "We will gradually be implementing all the solutions to enable our staff to be as mobile and efficient as possible."

ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion GmbH

ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion is a wholly owned subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG. It provides internal and external clients with high-tech products and services for the production, storage, and multimedia distribution of TV content. Its portfolio includes studio and post-production, group-wide content management, and complete broadcasting service for more than 15 TV broadcasters. In addition, the company provides the entire technology infrastructure for the ProSiebenSat.1 group. It offers tailor-made, comprehensive and highly secure solutions in all areas of its business.

Through this service offering, ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion is one of the most modern production and media technology companies in Germany.