MobileIron 3.0 delivers enterprise mobility API

MobileIron, multi-operating system smartphone management business, has announced the release of Virtual Smartphone Platform 3.0. The new release focuses on partner enablement and delivers a mobility API for channel partners to integrate MobileIron data and actions with other enterprise systems and build their own applications for mobile device management, security and analytics.

MobileIron 3.0 also includes a number of features designed to streamline the workflow and lifecycle management of enterprise smartphones.

“MobileIron 3.0 represents a new phase of enterprise mobility,” said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. “Our customers and partners can now use our platform to extend their mobile service offerings. Unlike legacy device management companies, we are uniquely positioned to be able to deliver this functionality through our virtual data architecture, which provides visibility into the data, apps, and activities of a smartphone and lends itself naturally to broader applications.”

As mobile devices become widely used computing platforms, enterprises have an ever-expanding need to manage and secure corporate assets on these devices, including the ability to: Trigger MobileIron device management actions from other enterprise systems; Build mobile security services based on MobileIron’s rich set of device, behavior, and app compliance data; Create new analytical tools for understanding the real time activity and service quality experience of end users.

The Mobility API was also designed to ensure that partners can add additional services they may need in the future, such as telecom expense management, location-based applications, and business intelligence, effectively future proofing their MobileIron investment.