Telekom Deutschland, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has announced a new offering called Hosted MDM (Mobile Device Management) Basic. It is a new cloud-based Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) offering built on MobileIron‘s Cloud platform. Hosted in the datacenters of Deutsche Telekom located in Germany, Telekom Deutschland and MobileIron will use the Data Trustee model to offer a cloud-based EMM service that adheres to Germany’s data protection regulations and satisfies the privacy requirements of German enterprise customers and public sector institutions.
What does it do?
Hosted MDM Basic provides simplified security and control of Android, iOS, and Windows devices. Using this platform, enterprises can configure and selectively manage mobile apps, content, and devices, automatically enforce policies, and retire mobile devices when they are lost or when an employee leaves the company. Distributed by Slovak Telekom, Hrvatski Telekom, and Cosmote, the service is added as a line item on the customer’s monthly phone bill.
Why the need?
According to Telekom Germany, modern companies want to give their employees access to corporate information, projects and applications, without having to accept compromises in terms of safety and without specifying a device type. Mobile Device Management (MDM) manages all devices in an application and saves the data on the cloud. The data is safe from unauthorized access at all times via the backup available even if a device is lost.
How does it help?
With MDM, businesses can distribute apps and files quickly and easily on mobile devices and centrally administer all mobile devices via a web-based portal. The company ensures data security by hosting in a highly secure data center in Germany and includes lock and wipe, encryption and password policy for additional security. It can easily be integrated into a company’s IT infrastructure through APIs for Android, iOS and Windows.
Barry Mainz, CEO, MobileIron, says, “Mobile technology gives us the ability to get data and act on it more quickly so organizations that are serious about using mobile technologies can dramatically increase their velocity. Our integration with Telekom Deutschland combines MobileIron’s industry-leading mobile security platform with Telekom Deutschland’s data trustee capabilities.