Vodafone UK is using device management technology from Good Technology to address the enterprise smartphone management market.
It has launched a service called Vodafone Smartphone Professional to enable businesses to manage corporate data residing on smartphones, including Android, Windows and Nokia devices.
Through an online portal, IT administrators can control applications, restrict a device’s functionality and remotely wipe confidential information from a lost or stolen device. The service, which incorporates Good Technology’s ‘Good for Enterprise’ solution, includes over-the-air and on-device encryption of business data such as email, calendar and contacts.
Vodafone is using the service to upsell to business, by including “a generous data allowance” for each user.
“With smartphones becoming increasingly popular, securing the way data is accessed and stored on these devices is crucial,” says Peter Kelly, Enterprise Director at Vodafone UK. “Many businesses want to allow employees to use the mobile device that they choose to do their job most effectively. With Vodafone Smartphone Professional, businesses have the peace of mind that mobile devices and data are secure on the UK’s best network.”
The service also includes helpdesk to helpdesk support, giving access to Vodafone’s team.
Vodafone Smartphone Professional is available for a small service fee, charged per user per month following initial set-up charges.