LONDON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EE, the UK's most advanced digital communications company, and MobileIron, a leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM), today announce a partnership to bring MobileIron Cloud to the UK. EE is the first network operator to offer MobileIron Cloud in the UK and the only UK operator to provide business-grade security across all mobile operating systems in its corporate plans as standard. EE is also the first operator worldwide to offer MobileIron Cloud as a MobileIron-hosted service.
MobileIron Cloud from EE is a multi-operating system enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform for small to medium businesses that provides simplified security and control of mobile devices. With this new platform, businesses can configure and selectively manage mobile apps, content and devices, automatically enforce usage policies, and retire mobile devices when they are lost or when an employee leaves the company. User enrolment and device configuration are automated so employees can set up a mobile device for themselves.
Gerry McQuade, Chief Marketing Officer for Business at EE, said: "Security is essential if businesses want to become genuinely mobile without putting sensitive company data at risk. With partners like MobileIron, we've developed a portfolio of mobile security solutions that make it easier to manage mobile devices regardless of the operating system each device is running."
"MobileIron Cloud is an important step in removing the complexity associated with securing business data across multiple device types and operating systems. With this latest development, MobileIron has made it even simpler for employees to enrol and secure mobile devices for themselves."
New to MobileIron Cloud is the content catalogue, which allows employees to choose the files they want, then updates those files automatically when new versions become available. Administrators can distribute content to different user groups and devices, and assign content to different categories. Content is encrypted, can be stored on the device and removed automatically when the device is retired from the platform.
Users can also choose mobile apps from MobileIron Cloud's app catalogue for tasks such as expense reporting, travel booking, collaborative working and customer relationship management. These can be either commercially available apps or custom-made apps developed by the business.
Nigel Hawthorn, EMEA Marketing Director at MobileIron, said: "Small and medium businesses face many of the same challenges as larger enterprises; they need to securely deliver files and apps, and manage employee devices. Whether organisations are most interested in data and device security or whether they want to deliver content and apps to their users, EE has a solution to suit."
MobileIron Cloud is included in EE's Super Secure 4GEE portfolio. This portfolio provides businesses of all sizes with the tools to securely manage access to company data, business applications and content on any mobile device across all major operating systems.
MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organisations.
For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 15,000 employees and 550 retail stores, and serves more than 30 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.
EE runs the UK's biggest, fastest and most reliable mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 70% of the UK population. EE's 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population and its ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.
In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition for its network. It has been ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, winning Best network at the 2014 Mobile News Awards, Fastest Network at the 2013 uSwitch Awards, Best Network at the 2013 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and What Mobile Awards, best for Network Innovation at the 2013 Recombu Awards and Best Business Network at the 2013 Mobile Industry Awards.
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 MobileIron Cloud can manage both company and personally owned devices
 For details on Secure Mobility from EE, please visit http://ee.co.uk/business/large/remote-working/true-enterprise-mobility/secure-mobility
 Currently available for iOS® and Android(TM) devices
 Users must first be registered by the MobileIron Cloud administrator
 For further information, please visit http://ee.co.uk/business/large/remote-working/true-enterprise-mobility/secure-mobility