SOURCE: Wavelink


September 07, 2011 09:02 ET

Wavelink and NitroDesk to Bolster Enterprise Data Security for Android Devices

Integration Between Wavelink Avalanche and NitroDesk TouchDown Allows Companies to Easily Provision and Secure Exchange Data on Androids

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Wavelink Corporation (, the leading provider of multi-vendor mobile device management, and NitroDesk, developers of the leading Exchange ActiveSync-based email solution for Android devices, today announced the integration of Wavelink Avalanche and NitroDesk TouchDown. This further extends the mobile security of Wavelink Avalanche to include data security, policy enforcement and compliance to the email application.

Wavelink Avalanche already includes device management for a wide range of smartphones and tablets, including device-specific interfaces for many different types of Android devices. By integrating with NitroDesk TouchDown, companies can manage the connection with Microsoft Exchange. Administrators can centrally configure a server name, and the end user can connect by entering their username and password. This allows easy provisioning and management of the corporate data contained in emails, calendars, contacts and tasks that are synced between the Exchange Server and the TouchDown application.

"Many more employees are now using their personal Android-powered devices to connect to their corporate Exchange server," said Ronald Goins, COO of NitroDesk. "This can greatly increase productivity, but it also places a huge burden on enterprises to make sure their information is secure and compliance standards are being met. By integrating our product with Wavelink Avalanche, companies can easily enforce policies and protect devices and their data against inappropriate use."

Jay Cichosz, Wavelink vice president of marketing, added, "Android devices are no longer just for personal use; they are now being used extensively within the enterprise. However, Android devices do not have a standardized, manageable interface for Microsoft Exchange. By partnering with the leading, third-party client for Exchange on Android devices, organizations can manage the device and the Exchange data on it to ensure that sensitive corporate data is kept secure regardless of where that personal device may go."

Wavelink Avalanche provides the centralized configuration, deployment and management of mobile devices -- such as smartphones, tablets, rugged handhelds and mobile printers -- and wireless infrastructure, working seamlessly across local and wide area networks. It improves the productivity of mobile workers, increases network security and reduces the total cost associated with owning and managing mobile devices and peripherals.

With Avalanche, administrators are able to track devices and receive key information about them, including street-level mapping of their location, platform data, battery levels, Wi-Fi status, Bluetooth* information, VPN configuration and more. Devices that are lost or stolen can be wiped or locked remotely to protect corporate data, and administrators can create, revise and deploy policies and limit access to peripheral devices or unapproved applications.

About NitroDesk
Founded in May 2008, NitroDesk Inc. is the developer of the popular TouchDown application which lets users synchronize their Android-powered handsets and devices with corporate email, contacts calendar, tasks and notes on their Microsoft Exchange Servers. NitroDesk is based in Bellevue, Wash.

About Wavelink
With more than 6 million active client licenses in the field, Wavelink is the leading provider of multi-vendor mobile device management, wireless infrastructure management, terminal emulation, voice enabling, proactive telecom expense management and mobile application development software. Wavelink technology solves the unique challenges involved in deploying, managing and controlling today's enterprise mobility systems and facilitates peak performance from frontline staff. More than 15,000 companies in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, government, public safety and logistics industries rely on Wavelink to accelerate application delivery, reduce device management and support costs, and tighten network security. Inside the four walls, or in the field, Wavelink leads mobility.

* Wavelink and Wavelink Avalanche are registered trademarks of Wavelink Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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