SOURCE: Zenprise, Inc.

Zenprise, Inc.

July 10, 2012 08:32 ET

Codale Electric Supply Stays Ahead of the Mobile Curve With Zenprise

Selects Zenprise to Manage and Secure iPhones, iPads and Android Devices; Supports a Mix of Corporate-Issued and BYOD Devices

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Zenprise®, Inc., the leader in secure Mobile Device Management (MDM), today announced that Codale Electric Supply, Inc. has selected Zenprise to secure and manage a mix of corporate-owned iPhone and iPad devices as well as employee-owned iOS and Android devices. Codale Electric Supply is a leading electrical distributor in the United States focused on innovation and service.

With 12 locations across Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming, and the goal to provide customers with the best service possible, Codale believes its employees are integral to the success of the company. To enhance its field sales team's ability to deliver best-in-class customer service, Codale decided to outfit its field sales force with iPads.

In addition, Codale recognized that other employees would want to start using their own smartphones and tablets for work. As a result, the Codale IT team determined it needed an MDM solution to secure and manage both corporate and employee owned mobile devices to ensure there would not be any points of vulnerability.

As part of the process in selecting an MDM solution, the Codale IT team looked to their laptop practices. If they had an access control list that they enforced on laptops, they wanted to use it on smartphones and tablets. If they blocked an application or a certain kind of web traffic, they wanted to do the same on mobile devices.

Before selecting an MDM solution, Codale compiled a short list of top MDM providers, reviewed online demonstrations, and began engaging with each company. Codale ultimately selected Zenprise MobileManager™ based on the quality of the solution and the level of service they received.

"Zenprise was really responsive. But what is really telling is the ongoing support," said Matt Christensen, director of IT for Codale. "In addition to the support team, we engaged Zenprise Professional Services for the Zenprise QuickStart program. It took just a few hours on the phone and we had the solution installed and running."

Today, Codale is securing, managing and supporting a mix of corporate issued and BYOD devices. Christensen and his team have implemented a number of mobile strategies to secure Codale's mobile infrastructure while improving end-users' experience. With Zenprise MobileManager, Codale IT is able to:

  • Control user access with certificates: Use secure certificates for user authentication and single sign-on to control access. For example, by provisioning the Cisco AnyConnect VPN and SCEP as user credentials through Zenprise, the team was able to define and control users' mobile access to corporate resources and applications by business unit.

  • Roll out mobile applications: Codale used the Zenprise Enterprise App Store feature to provide employees access to applications that enable them to be more productive and have the ability to do work from anywhere.

  • Enforce policy: Codale is able to enforce policies on device in parallel and in concert with the rest of the Codale IT infrastructure. For example, the company blocks Dropbox inside the network. Using Zenprise Secure Mobile Gateway, Codale is able to blacklist Dropbox to ensure mobile devices can't access the application.

  • Consolidate MDM: Codale has migrated away from their legacy BlackBerry infrastructure. With Zenprise MobileManager, they are able to do everything they were doing on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and can support iOS, Android and other mobile platforms.

"Working with Codale is very exciting for us," said Ahmed Datoo, Zenprise CMO. "They have a very strategic approach to managing their IT process. What makes it so exciting is that they recognize the power of mobile and are implementing leading-edge solutions to provide their customers the highest level of service and support while giving their employees device choice."

About Zenprise
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zenprise is the leader in secure mobile device management. Only Zenprise protects all layers of the mobile enterprise, keeping organizations secure and compliant. Zenprise MobileManager™ and Zencloud™ let IT say "yes" to mobile device choice while safeguarding sensitive corporate data, shielding the network from mobile threats, and maintaining compliance with regulatory and corporate policies. This gives IT peace of mind, lets executives take their businesses mobile, and makes employees productive while on the go.

Zenprise's extensive list of global customers and partners spans a cross-section of countries and vertical industries including: aerospace and defense, financial services, healthcare, oil and gas, legal, telecommunications, retail, entertainment, and federal, state and local governments.

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