Fiberlink: Mobile Device Management Meets Document Sharing
The mobile device management (MDM) market continues to generate buzz. Another recent example: Fiberlink Communications, which offers SaaS-based mobile device security and application management, has again expanded its MaaS360 mobile security platform to include new secure document sharing capabilities for international business customers.
Fiberlink’s MaaS360 secure document sharing platform is a cloud-based solution that already includes document support for all Apple iOS and Android mobile devices, distribution management, sandboxing, sharing restrictions, notifications and reporting, the company claims.
Fiberlink says recent upgrades simplifies document distribution, management and security for corporations trying to access company information on mobile devices. In a prepared statement, Fiberlink Communications Senior VP of Products Jim Szafranski noted that over half of the software provider’s customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific currently use the MaaS360 platform to share documents in an effort to combine critical business information and workflows. That, Szafranski said, is the main reason why the MaaS360 was needed.
It’s no secret that corporations want their employees to access work information from anywhere, at anytime and from any mobile devices. But the security surrounding those devices is what stops many companies from allowing employees to connect mobile devices to their network. According to Fiberlink, MaaS360 is the solution to this security problem, as it gives business ranging in size from the SMB sector to large enterprises a scalable platform to share documents on mobile devices.
Do companies agree? We can’t say for sure, but we do know that Fiberlink is one of many MDM providers named to the 2011 Gartner Inc. Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software. Translation: Somebody is using it.