AT&T Strengthens Relationship with McAfee as the Two Companies Work Together to Further Enterprise Security
DALLAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif, 18 January, 2011 - AT&T* continues to expand its portfolio of mobile device management solutions with a new offer, McAfee® Enterprise Mobility Management (McAfee® EMM™) software from AT&T. The solution allows businesses and organizations to offer employees their choice of mobile devices across multiple operating systems, while delivering highly secure and scalable access to corporate applications. McAfee EMM software from AT&T helps companies protect sensitive data on mobile devices and meet compliance regulations.
The easy-to-use, web-based console enables centralized management and provides visibility into various mobile assets in the enterprise. The integration with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator® platform makes it easy for administrators to plug mobile devices into their company’s security infrastructure. This allows them to enable, help secure, control, and report on mobile devices as they would any other endpoint, including a laptop, desktop, or server. Further, McAfee EMM software from AT&T helps IT administrators monitor and prevent unauthorized mobile devices from accessing their corporate network, protecting critical IT assets and ensuring compliance with their company’s policies.
Driven by a shared vision for mobile security in the enterprise, AT&T and McAfee have worked together previously on joint offers such as AT&T Secure E-Mail Gateway Service. The introduction of McAfee EMM software from AT&T represents an extension of this powerful cooperative venture.
“AT&T strives to deliver the best protection possible to our businesses customers,” said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. “Both AT&T and McAfee have a long history of taking challenging business issues, like mobile device management, and developing world class solutions – that’s why we have extended our AT&T mobile solution suite with the McAfee EMM platform that works on almost any smartphone or tablet available today. We’re providing businesses with both flexibility and security – giving them what they want and need in one package.”
McAfee EMM from AT&T provides organizations with the ability to manage mobile internet, email, and applications on various different types of devices. With the McAfee EMM solution, enterprises can help their mobile workforces comply with regulatory requirements, and help to manage corporate and personal liability risks. This helps businesses manage compliance issues which have become increasingly pressing due to the proliferation of smartphones and tablets in workplaces.
“Consumerization of IT has created a number of challenges for businesses,” said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer, Mobile, and Small Business at McAfee. “A lot of employees don’t realize the risk of bringing their personal devices into an office setting. Security on consumer-owned technology tends to be limited – and so people who use these unprotected devices for work can inadvertently reveal proprietary corporate information or put their organization’s IT assets at risk. The McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management solution combats this problem by allowing workers to continue to use their smartphones or tablets with added security and protection for their companies.”
Today’s news is the latest to demonstrate AT&T’s continued commitment to helping organizations of all sizes embrace mobility as mobile applications are increasingly becoming mission critical to enterprises and to helping companies to improve customer satisfaction and employee productivity. AT&T’s Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions group collaborates with product teams across hosting, application management and unified communications to help mobilize applications for business customers, developers and independent software providers. The group complements AT&T’s Emerging Devices Organization which focuses on wirelessly enabling devices for consumers.
For more information on this new offering from AT&T, visit the AT&T Enterprise Mobility website.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
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For more information, contact:
Melissa Mirabile, AT&T
Janet Wyles, AT&T
Erica Coleman, McAfee