National Health Service (NHS) Selects MaaS360 for Mobile Device Management
PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Fiberlink®, the leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), today announced the deployment of MaaS360 to Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Using MaaS360, Ashford and St. Peter’s quickly rolled out iPads to its Executive Committee to provide secure access to board papers and email.
Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust chose MaaS360 over MobileIron and AirWatch due to its speed, simplicity and ease of use. With a commitment to improving patient outcomes and efficiency, Ashford and St. Peter’s is leveraging mobile devices to access, manage and modify documents in order to streamline its management processes.
James House, health informatics engineer at Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, commented, “The NHS guidelines cement Ashford and St. Peter’s prior conviction that no NHS trust should distribute mobile devices without having first deployed an MDM solution. Too many public sector organisations have been embroiled in data loss crises in recent years for the NHS trusts to approach this issue without careful consideration. When investigating which MDM solution was best for our requirements, we found MaaS360 to be the best solution by far. Fiberlink is attentive to our needs and MaaS360 has proven fast to deploy with a simple user interface.”
The NHS provides its trusts with recommended supplier lists for most services, and technology is no different. MDM, however, is such a new field that the NHS is yet to draw up such a list, leaving trusts to investigate the technology independently. The NHS does, however, supply guidelines for the use of tablets and Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have found that MaaS360 is crucial to ensuring that they are using devices within these important rules.
MaaS360 enables Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to:
- Deploy tablets with passcode and encryption enforcement enabled
- Provide a standardized OS and firmware version, together with current security updates
- Restrict and remove unwanted applications and services
- Distribute authorized applications
- Whitelist, blacklist and enforce the status of required applications
- Provision over-the-air Wi-Fi and VPN profiles to access health data with the ability to restrict devices to specific trusted networks
- Distribute sensitive documents in a secure container with centralized management
- Perform remote device wipe for lost or stolen devices which may have contained or had access to sensitive information
Alan Giles, Fiberlink EMEA managing director, said, “We are really excited by this project with Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and expect this to be the first in a long line of NHS and wider public service contracts. MaaS360 exists to ensure that employees can work with the greatest amount of flexibility, whilst ensuring that employers are able to maintain a high level of security and control where it is really necessary. We are well aware of the sensitivity around data within all areas of the public sector and we are on hand to provide the perfect solution.”
Fiberlink is the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile device and application management. Its cloud-based MaaS360 platform provides IT organizations with mobility intelligence and control over mobile devices, applications and content to enhance the mobile user experience and keep corporate data secure across smartphones, tablets and laptops. MaaS360 helps companies monitor the expanding suite of mobile operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. Named by Network World as the Clear Choice Test winner for mobile device management solutions and honored with the 2012 Global Mobile Award for “Best Enterprise Mobile Service” at Mobile World Congress, MaaS360 is used to manage and secure more than one million endpoints globally. For more information, please visit http://www.maas360.com.
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