MobileIron Secures Personal Cloud For BYOD Workers

MobileIron’s Doc@Works secure content hub will allow employees of businesses with a BYOD policy to access files from personal cloud storage services without violating IT policies or jeopardising corporate security.

The mobile device management (MDM) specialist says employees now expect to be able to use their own cloud storage accounts and that if firms choose to ban such applications, workers will simply find a way to circumvent these restrictions.

“The personal cloud has become the centre of our digital lives and like it or not, enterprise information now lives everywhere,” says Ojas Rege, vice president of strategy at MobileIron. “Users demand best-of-breed mobile productivity solutions and, many times, those are actually consumer services.

MobileIron Doc@Works

“CIOs must implement an architecture that provides consistent security and policy across business and consumer services to enable their employees to use the tools and workflows that make them most productive.”

The application will be available for iPhone, iPad and Android and provides native access to popular services like Box, Dropbox, Office 365 and OneDrive. Users can search, view, download and save documents from both on-premise and cloud repositories and emails are scanned so that attachments can only be opened within Doc@Works, ensuring no corporate data is leaked.

Files can be edited locally within the Doc@Works application, or remotely through an integrated browser, and can be re-uploaded to the various cloud storage services securely.

Earlier this year it was announced that EE would provide MobileIron Cloud MDM platform as standard to its SMB customers, the first time it has been offered as a MobileIron-hosted service.

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