LONDON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Secures smartphones and tablets for international legal workforce
International legal practice, Norton Rose Group, has deployed MobileIron to enable the secure adoption of employee and corporate-owned smartphone and tablet devices into its enterprise environment. The solution from MobileIron ensures that every member of the practice has the same, secure and compliant access to corporate email and information whilst on the road, and supports a broader strategy to create an innovative, collaborative working environment.
Working with IT partner Esselar, experts in next generation remote working and web security, Norton Rose identified that MobileIron could deliver the access, security and management features they needed, without changing the native user experience.
Vlad Botic, Technology Innovation Manager at Norton Rose Group, comments: "MobileIron had several clear advantages. We have the security and management features we needed in a platform that also preserved the user experience. All new devices were going to be employee-owned so it was also important to have a way to draw a line between personal and corporate data."
MobileIron supports a multi-OS environment, enabling Norton Rose to manage both its employee-owned devices as well as its corporate-owned BlackBerrys from one console. MobileIron's Enterprise App Storefront also enables IT to push mobile apps to employees, facilitating the discovery and delivery of important business tools.
Norton Rose and Esselar began the project for iPad users, easily recruiting employees who were desperate to get corporate network access on their devices. Norton Rose will move to a phased migration across five regional hubs in Dubai, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore.
"As we roll out MobileIron internationally, the ability to finely tune policy settings will be essential," said Botic. "Compliance regulations vary widely from country to country. With MobileIron, we can provide each region with the basic platform and then let them localise it, deploying the policies they need to comply with local regulations. User reaction to the initial deployment has been extremely positive. Employees feel more connected and it is easier to accomplish what needs to be done when working remotely."
The mobile device management solution was part of Norton Rose's bigger effort to create an innovative, collaborative working environment. The IT efforts have been accompanied by a cultural benefit, allowing lawyers to more easily look beyond their immediate offices to find the people with the expertise to help them, regardless of their location in the world.
"MobileIron is helping us become a technology innovator. Where other practices have barely tested devices other than BlackBerry, we have quickly put the infrastructure in place to welcome other operating systems and employee-owned devices," said Botic. "And our lawyers are delighted - and more productive."
About Norton Rose
Norton Rose Group is a leading international legal practice offering a full business law service to many of the world's pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations from offices in Europe, Asia Pacific, Canada, Africa and the Middle East.
The Group's lawyers share industry knowledge and sector expertise across borders to support clients anywhere in the world. The Group is strong in financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and pharmaceuticals and life sciences.
Norton Rose Group comprises Norton Rose LLP, Norton Rose Australia, Norton Rose OR LLP, Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc), and their respective affiliates.
Positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011, MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data and applications move to smartphones and tablets. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over mobile content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileiron.com.