Why MobileIron Leads in Mobile Device Management
December 18, 2013
By Susan J. Campbell
, TMCnet Contributing Editor
The mobility factor has worked its way into the enterprise, putting more smartphones and tablets into the hands of professionals regardless of their position. No longer tethered to a desk, these individuals are able to pursue opportunities outside of the office and access applications and data from any location.
Therein lies the challenge when it comes to mobility – allowing the needed access while still protecting the network and its assets. To prevent potential threats, monitor use and anticipate breaches before they cause damage, companies are rapidly adopting mobile device management solutions. In fact, according to 451 Research (News - Alert), it is the fastest growing information security sector for 2013 and 2014.
These findings were recently published in TheInfoPro's Information Security Study. This work not only pointed to the opportunities for providers in the mobile device management space but it also found that at least twice as many respondents intend to purchase a solution from MobileIron instead of the closest competitor.
Not just an information poll, this study focused on in-depth one-on-one interviews with 207 professionals in the information security space working for both large and midsize enterprises. The survey was conducted from April 2013 to October 2013 and included representatives in the financial services, healthcare, consumer goods, retail and other industries.
The report is certainly good news for MobileIron, a private company that doesn’t share its financial wins or losses. The mention of the mobile device management provider in this study, however, is certainly a testament to the company’s role in the market. The study found that there are strong spending intentions in this space, and MobileIron is likely to enjoy the fruits of such decisions.
In fact, 41 percent of respondents report that the projected increase in spending for mobile device management is in response to the growing trend of bring your own device (BYOD). Putting proven solutions in place to keep users safe on the network regardless of device ownership is critical and spending is expected to improve even more in 2014. A full 46 percent of respondents plan to increase spending in 2014.
Of the 207 companies surveyed by 451 Research, 60 percent have already deployed mobile device management. MobileIron is unsurprisingly listed among the top two vendors in this space in terms of current deployments. In terms of planned deployments, it is in the very top position. In fact, MobileIron has at least twice the number of responses to the closest competitor, putting the company strongly in the top spot.
This report demonstrates the company’s position in the market, as well as the growing need for mobile device management. Mobility adoption is not going to slow down, putting more pressure on companies to protect users and the network. If they look to MobileIron, they’ll readily enjoy both.
Edited by Blaise McNamee