Virtela Launches Industry's First Global Cloud Service For Managing And Securing Mobile Devices
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April 21, 2011
According to Forrester Research, approximately half of all firms have already embraced a multiplatform mobile strategy, and more than half provide some support to personally-owned smartphones.(1) "We're approaching a tipping point in mobile device consumerization at which users will push hard for access to the corporate network and basic work applications along with some level of IT support for both." (2) "As we continue to make new acquisitions and grow the company globally, the complexity and urgency associated with managing large volumes of diverse mobile devices is becoming a higher priority," said Dennis Hodges, CIO of global manufacturer Inteva Products. "Virtela's cloud-based mobility services offer solutions for companies who require best-in-class support without increasing internal IT resources.
These mobility services protect us from increased liability associated with downloading inappropriate applications or content, and ensure our ability to meet local compliance requirements around the world while offering end users great experience and tools."
Rapid Simple-Click Deployment. Companies can quickly ramp their managed mobility strategies by leveraging Virtela-provided security policies, simple-click configuration and provisioning, plus comprehensive granular control via the VirtelaView self-service portal.
Real-Time Roaming Notification and Enforcement. The service quickly detects when roaming - as well as data, voice, and SMS - usage thresholds have been reached, and provides real-time alerts to the IT team as well as the end-user to avert service charges associated with unauthorized roaming or excessive data use.
Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network, security and cloud services company, today announced the availability of the industry's first global cloud-based mobile device management service, offering enterprises an easy approach to manage the explosive growth of smartphones and tablets, whether corporate- or employee-owned, that delivers faster service delivery and a faster return on investment. Virtela's new cloud-based MDM Service leverages the company's global cloud infrastructure and 24x7 support to proactively manage mobility policies, applications, security and costs to increase employee productivity while reducing the resource drain on enterprise IT staff.
The proliferation of smart devices in the enterprise - especially the surge in employee-owned devices - is overwhelming IT teams trying to balance users' anytime, anywhere mobile access needs with corporate requirements to maintain the same level of management and security associated with business PCs. The constantly changing landscape of mobile device vendors and operating systems, plus the increasing use of these tools as primary computing devices, further compounds the complexities for enterprises seeking a unified global approach to mobile device management.