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Mountain View, CA, United States, 06/10/2015 - MobileIron, the leader in mobile enterprise security, today announced that it is working with Google to bring the MobileIron AppConnect framework to the Android for Work platform - MobileIron.com.
Google’s release of Android for Work earlier this year delivered a unified way to secure enterprise apps, and to separate work and personal data on Android V5.0 using an EMM platform like MobileIron. On Android V5.0, the combination of MobileIron and Android for Work allowed Android apps to be installed and run in a secure workspace on the device without any modification to those apps. Because the security controls are at the OS-level, they can be applied to any app running on that OS.
However, many organizations have devices running prior versions of Android, specifically V4.0 to V4.4. These devices do not have Android for Work security controls at the OS-level, so Google recently released the Android for Work App. This standalone app provides a secure workspace into which other enterprise apps can be installed and therefore protected from unauthorized access. However, this cannot be done without modification to the app itself.
MobileIron AppConnect containerizes apps to protect corporate data-at-rest without touching personal data. The result is that each app becomes a secure container whose data is encrypted, protected from unauthorized access, and removable. By extending MobileIron AppConnect to the Android for Work app, developers will be able to deploy any AppConnect-enabled app in the secure workspace of the Android for Work App. Because AppConnect already has an extensive ecosystem of third-party and in-house apps using the framework, this expansion can dramatically increase the number of apps that can be secured through Android for Work on existing Android devices.
“Google and MobileIron will make Android for Work the security baseline for not only devices running Android V5.0, but also the millions running older versions.” said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. “This announcement charts the path to an integrated, consistent app security strategy across Android using MobileIron.”
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding MobileIron’s product development and strategic partnerships. Actual results could differ materially from statements made in this press release as a result of MobileIron's limited operating history, its need to develop competitive solutions, product defects, competitive pressures and changes by operating system providers. See MobileIron’s SEC filings, including its Form 10-Q for Q12015, filed on May 4, 2015 for more information on these factors. MobileIron does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in this release. The forward-looking information regarding product development is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The forward-looking information is not a commitment, promise or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. The development, release and timing of any features or functionality described for our products remains at MobileIron’s sole discretion. Future product will be priced separately. This roadmap does not constitute an offer to sell any product or technology.
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