iPass Announces Integration with MobileIron AppConnect
Company’s Integration Brings Wi-Fi Connectivity to Users of MobileIron’s Application Ecosystem
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jul 9, 2015: iPass Inc (NASDAQ: IPAS), the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network, today announced that it is part of the MobileIron AppConnect ecosystem. iPass has integrated with MobileIron’s AppConnect platform to ensure Wi-Fi connectivity for employees, while IT has the policy controls it needs to secure and manage corporate data.
MobileIron, the leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM), provides its AppConnect technology to third-party mobile app developers. With MobileIron AppConnect apps, companies can provide the third-party application experiences their employees want, with apps that have been enabled with auto-configuration, data containerization, and secure tunneling to protect corporate data.
This partnership is designed to meet the connectivity needs of travelling professionals. According to the iPass Business Traveler Connectivity Report 80% of business travelers have a “Wi-Fi first” mentality, preferring to use Wi-Fi over mobile data when working. The MobileIron AppConnect ecosystem promotes employee productivity through secure access to enterprise applications, many of which require Wi-Fi. By providing access to over 20 million global Wi-Fi hotspots, iPass helps to tie the entire ecosystem together, giving users the ability to work on the go without connectivity restrictions.
“We are delighted to be part of the MobileIron AppConnect ecosystem, providing Wi-Fi access to professionals on the go,” said Patricia Hume, Chief Commercial Officer at iPass. “As a customer-first organization we act upon user feedback and strive to meet the needs of our customers. Thanks to this partnership we can help MobileIron users remain connected and productive, in a cost-effective and secure manner. MobileIron is the EMM platform of choice for many of our customers, so it’s great they can benefit from this integration.”
“We welcome iPass to the AppConnect ecosystem. iPass’ global Wi-Fi footprint adds enormous value to our customers by enabling them to work securely on the go with mobile connectivity,” said John Spencer, vice president of Ecosystem, MobileIron.
MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
About iPass Inc.
iPass delivers global, mobile connectivity as a hosted cloud service, connecting its customers with the people and information that matter the most on all of the devices they choose to carry: smartphones, tablets and laptops. iPass (NASDAQ: IPAS) is the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network, with 20 million hotspots in airports, hotels, airplanes and public areas in more than 120 countries across the globe. In the rapidly changing technology of Internet connectivity, iPass is the industry pioneer in ensuring businesses have unlimited access to unlimited content.
iPass® is a registered trademark of iPass Inc. Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All other trademarks are owned by their respective owners.
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