MobileIron and IDEMIA to enable enterprise customers to manage eSIM profiles and cellular connectivity on Windows 10 devices, enhancing IT security and end user experience
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the company that introduced the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust platform for the enterprise, and IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, today announced support for eSIM-enabled Windows 10 enterprise devices. Organizations will be able to onboard, configure and manage eSIM-enabled Windows 10 devices as part of their established unified endpoint management (UEM) infrastructure, simplifying the entire device lifecycle – from enrollment to retirement.
The global eSIM market is seeing massive growth, with demand increasing across all sectors including consumer electronics, IoT devices, and electric cars. By 2024, it is estimated that up to 30% of laptops shipped will have an eSIM capability – about 122 million devices. This growth will be fueled by the implementation of 5G networks, which will boost enterprise adoption of eSIM computers.
“We’re excited to work closely with IDEMIA to extend the benefits of eSIM lifecycle management to our UEM platform and ultimately to our customers,” said Brian Foster, SVP of Product Management, MobileIron. “With this integration, organizations will be able to take control of eSIM-enabled Windows 10 devices with a mobile-centric, zero trust security platform that supports productivity. Our platform allows for continuous enforcement and protection of data, both on the device and on the network, resulting in a more secure mobile work experience and increased productivity.”
The IDEMIA Smart Connect Platform, which includes a Subscription Manager (SM-DP+), Entitlement Server and Orchestration Hub for a complete eSIM lifecycle management solution, will integrate with mobile network operator (MNO) systems and bring control of eSIM profiles and their subscription plans within MobileIron’s UEM platform. This includes browsing and selecting subscriptions, profile provisioning and activation on the MNO network, and assigning and re-assigning profiles to devices.
“We’re excited to make it easier for both mobile operators and enterprises to tap into the benefits of constant connectivity and improved security that eSIM technology offers,” said Emir Aboulhosn, VP of Digital Domains Connectivity and IoT Security at IDEMIA. “Our Smart Connect Platform enables the seamless provisioning and activation of eSIM profiles on operators’ networks. And our integration with MobileIron will enable IT managers to digitally set up and manage employees’ devices and connectivity.”
MobileIron is redefining enterprise security with the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust platform built on the foundation of unified endpoint management (UEM) to secure access and protect data across the perimeter-less enterprise. Zero trust assumes that bad actors are already in the network and secure access is determined by a “never trust, always verify” approach. MobileIron goes beyond identity management and gateway approaches by utilizing a more comprehensive set of attributes before granting access. A mobile-centric, zero trust approach validates the device, establishes user context, checks app authorization, verifies the network, and detects and remediates threats before granting secure access to a device or user.
The MobileIron security platform is built on the foundation of award-winning and industry-leading unified endpoint management (UEM) capabilities with additional zero trust-enabling technologies, including zero sign-on (ZSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), and mobile threat defense (MTD). Over 19,000 customers, including the world’s largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies and other highly regulated companies, have chosen MobileIron to enable a seamless and secure user experience by ensuring only authorized users, devices, apps, and services can access business resources.
IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect, and travel), in the physical as well as digital space.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.
With 13,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.
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