- Enables BYOD, Secures Corporate iOS Estate, and Begins App Development
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents and devices, has been chosen by business law firm DWF to secure its corporate iOS estate and employee-owned devices in its BYOD programme. To nurture productivity, whilst maintaining high levels of security and compliance, DWF is using MobileIron to provide secure, user-friendly access to corporate data and apps to its increasingly mobile workforce.
DWF is one of the fastest growing law firms in the UK, it offers a full range of services to both businesses and private clients with teams specialising in all aspects of law. The firm has almost doubled in size over the last 12 months and now has over 2500 employees based in its 13 offices across the UK. DWF's IT team recognised the need to provide employees with an easy-to-use mobility service without compromising the firm's highly sensitive data.
The firm selected MobileIron, after evaluating a number of solutions, for its ability to enforce policy without compromising the end user experience. Richard Hodkinson, Chief Technology Officer at DWF, comments, "Innovation through technology is one of DWF's key brand values. IT support has to move with the times and enable mobile IT as a preferred way of working; allowing our people to work the best way they can, in any location and on a device that suits them."
Balancing this quick and simple access to vital corporate information for employees, with compliance and security needs for the sensitive nature of the data, is one of the biggest challenges legal firms face in embracing mobility. MobileIron provides the visibility and control DWF needs to enable this, maintaining control over both the employee-owned devices in its BYOD programme and the corporate-owned iOS handsets, all the while preserving the user experience. Hodkinson explains:
"The ability to enforce policies so that data doesn't become compromised is critical in the legal industry. MobileIron's control functions such as remote monitoring and selective wipe were just made for us. If a device is compromised, lost or stolen, regardless of whether it's corporate or employee-owned, Apple or Blackberry, the device lock-down capabilities give us the peace of mind that we can secure or remove all corporate data at the touch of a button, and we can do this while preserving employees' personal data."
Hodkinson's team soon also realised the inherent benefits of using mobile apps. Hodkinson continues, "Whether out-and-about visiting a client, or in an airport, all of our partners can remain productive by using apps to fulfill key administrative tasks, such as timekeeping or filing expenses. Our mobility strategy is all about clawing back time that would otherwise be lost whilst off the company network."
The firm now plans to go one step further to becoming a 'Mobile First' enterprise, creating its own custom-built mobile app to help administer employee objectives. Hodkinson concludes, "By mobilising core business processes, our partners are able to spend more time concentrating on their caseloads. As the company expands and mobility becomes increasingly engrained into DWF's work ethic, MobileIron gives us the platform to enable and embrace BYOD, and not stand in the way of the firm's evolution."
The leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable global companies to become Mobile First organizations, embracing mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Recognized by IDC as the fastest growing mobile enterprise management vendor in the world, MobileIron provides the scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices for global companies to transform into Mobile First organizations. Leading global companies use MobileIron as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives, including 7 of the 10 top pharmaceutical companies, 5 of the 10 top banks, 8 of the 10 top automotive manufacturers, 3 of the 5 top retailers, 4 of the 5 top aerospace and defense companies, and half of the 10 top law firms. For more information, please visit www.mobileIron.com.