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MobileIron Named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Company
Jul 27, 2010 (06:07 PM EDT)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the innovator in multi-OS smartphone management, today announced that it has been named one of the top private companies in the world. The third annual AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies competition recognizes the most exciting emerging companies around the world that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies.

MobileIron was recognized for its innovative MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform which solves the increasingly painful problem of smartphones in the enterprise. As smartphones and other mobile devices such as iPads become more pervasive computing platforms, IT departments have recognized that they cannot address and manage mobile devices the same way they do computers. Their key issues are:

  • The mobile industry has no single operating system which means IT has to be able to deal with a multi-OS environment
  • An increasing number of companies are permitting employee-owned smartphones that inevitably have both business and personal data on them which raises new concerns about security as well as privacy
  • Monthly costs per employee and device are unknown until the month has passed
  • Phones now contain business data that needs to be secured

The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the only platform that lets companies manage smartphone data, privacy, security, and cost across multiple operating systems using a single technology solution. With MobileIron, companies can:

  • Support a variety of operating systems including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Palm and Windows
  • Build and enforce tailored security and privacy policies
  • Create a boundary between personal and business data
  • Get real-time visibility in carrier charges so they can take action to control costs
  • Manage mobile devices – and the data on them – remotely

"We began building MobileIron in 2007 and spent six months listening to companies talk about their pain points managing mobile phones before we ever began developing our platform," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "Our customers have been incredibly generous with their time and thoughtful feedback and this award recognizes their invaluable assistance in helping us create technology that solves real enterprise problems."

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders.  The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list.

About MobileIron

A Gartner Cool Vendor for 2010, MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data moves to the smartphone. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures. For more information, please visit

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