TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 27, 2014) - TELUS is helping businesses keep their mobile devices secure and embrace the growing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend with the launch of a new cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) solution. MDM Made Easy leverages industry-leading technology and services from AirWatch and Vox Mobile to create a turn-key MDM solution that drastically simplifies the support and enhances the security of mobile devices for Canadian businesses.
MDM Made Easy allows businesses to quickly deploy a feature-rich MDM solution without investing in infrastructure. This cloud-based solution eliminates the need for on-premise hardware, while pre-configured user profiles simplify enrolling, configuring and updating devices - freeing up a company's IT resources and expertise to focus on their core business.
MDM Made Easy is built to be customized; TELUS business customers receive a complimentary basic package for their TELUS devices and can add additional security features like secure email, application scanning, file sharing and secure web browsing. MDM Made Easy allows businesses to manage mobile devices across multiple platforms (i.e., iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows) and carriers. Businesses can also purchase licenses to manage non-TELUS devices, making it ideal for BYOD scenarios.
"The challenges IT departments face are becoming more complex with the convergence of mobility, cloud, big data and the Internet of Things, and TELUS is committed to helping our customers navigate this rapidly changing landscape," said Peter Green, senior vice-president of TELUS Business Solutions. "MDM Made Easy allows our customers to leverage the cloud to quickly deploy a robust mobile device management solution that is cost-effective, scalable and simple to manage."
MDM Made Easy is hosted in Canada by TELUS. The solution is powered by the AirWatch by VMware platform, which has been recognized by Gartner as a leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management for four consecutive years. Professional services and support for MDM Made Easy are provided by Vox Mobile, a TELUS partner in Managed Mobility Services since 2011 that was recently named a leader in global BYOD management services by Forrester research.
"By leveraging industry-leading technology and services from our partners, AirWatch and Vox Mobile, we've created a unique offering for Canadian businesses that combines connectivity, security, service, simplicity and value," added Mr. Green.
For more information about MDM Made Easy, visit www.telus.com/MDM.
TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $11.7 billion of annual revenue and 13.4 million customer connections, including 7.9 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 865,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $350 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 5.4 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit www.telus.com.
About AirWatch by VMware
AirWatch by VMware is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 13,000 global customers. The AirWatch platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content, and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions across device types and use cases, including complete EMM for corporate and line of business deployments, and containerized solutions for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch is based in Atlanta and can be found online at www.air-watch.com. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at www.vmware.com.
About Vox Mobile
Vox Mobile provides complete enterprise mobility by administering every aspect of mobile technology including planning, management, and support. More than 600 companies around the globe use Vox Mobile solutions to ensure their mobile workforces are connected and productive.
Currently, Vox Mobile manages more than 400,000 connections and achieves first call resolution more than 93 percent of the time. In Canada, TELUS Managed Mobility Services, powered by Vox Mobile, offers six individual yet integrated service modules, providing an end-to-end outsourced option for managing wireless devices on multiple platforms, from multiple carriers. As a founding member of the Global Enterprise Mobility Alliance (GEMA), Vox Mobile is able to provide global support for multi-national corporations. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Vox Mobile operates support centers and sales and consulting offices throughout North America and has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) and customer satisfaction levels in the industry. Vox Mobile supports enterprise mobility environments utilizing leading providers' technologies, including VMWare, Samsung Knox and Apple.
For more information, visit www.voxmobile.com.
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