As Number of Mobile Devices in Use Expands, Amtel’s Mobile Lifecycle Solution Manages Apps, Protects Content, and Saves Time
SANTA CLARA, CA – (June 11, 2013) – Amtel (www.amtelnet.com), the leading provider of solutions for the mobile revolution, today announced that the City of Enid, Oklahoma has selected Amtel’s Mobile Lifecycle Management solution to gain strong, centralized administrative control over its fast-growing fleet of mobile devices issued to city employees.
As more and more municipal employees become part of the mobile revolution, the city’s IT department was faced with a critical problem: maintaining the exploding number of city-owned mobile devices. Many of these devices go home with workers, posing risks to sensitive information. Julia Brown, IT Network Support Specialist for the City of Enid, began looking for an alternative to the Excel spreadsheets the city had been using to track its devices and their status.
“We chose Amtel MDM service for its manageability, streamlined enrollment, and easy to deploy security policies,” Brown said. “Amtel saves me lots of time. It can be difficult and time consuming for end users to get these settings and apps configured on devices manually, so being able to manage it centrally and push security policies over the air is a huge benefit. Also, Amtel offered certain features we wanted, like geo-fencing, before any other vendors.”
The City of Enid implemented several key features of Amtel MDM. Specifically, the city uses the file and content management features to share files and multimedia securely; manages mobile apps by enforcing “whitelist” policies and blocking “blacklist” apps; on-boards new employees rapidly via centralized push of configuration profiles and security policies; and secures Exchange email access and syncing using Amtel’s Mobile E-Mail Gateway virtual appliance. The city can even pinpoint the location of devices at any time and where they have been over a period of time by way of the GPS location tracking capability.
“When we didn’t have an MDM solution in place, there came a point where it became too much of a headache. I knew I had to look for a way to manage our devices,” Brown stated. Today, the City of Enid has full control over its mobile devices and reduced risks of data loss from lost or stolen devices with the ability to manage and protect content, simplify new user on-boarding, and securely deploy approved applications.
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Amtel secures mobile communications for enterprise field services and BYOD, with a complete set of integrated, SaaS solutions that help improve operating efficiency, mobile worker productivity, and customer experience. Amtel is the only vendor who provides an integrated solution for all three aspects of enterprise mobility management– communications, security, and expenses. The entire solution is managed from a single, intuitive Web console. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA in the heart of Silicon Valley, Amtel is known for its relentless customer focus and rapid innovation, empowering the mobile revolution in enterprises. For more information, visit www.amtelnet.com