BLUE BELL, Pa., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hall 2.1 Stand EZ18, Mobile World Congress -- Fiberlink®, the leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), today announced that Bright Star Tech Data, a joint venture between Brightstar Corp. and Tech Data Corporation will distribute MaaS360 to their vast network of customers, resellers, and system integrators in the German, Austria and Switzerland markets. As the most comprehensive enterprise device management solution, MaaS360 allows businesses to instantly deploy mobile devices in their organization and secure their data without adding infrastructure.
The partnership represents a strategic move for Fiberlink's expansion in the European market, where analysts expect MDM revenues to grow by approximately 40 percent this year. By expanding their portfolio to include MaaS360, Brightstar customers can effectively address the rapidly growing trend of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise across multiple platforms including iOS and Android.
"Only Fiberlink's cloud-based MaaS360 Platform provides the instant time-to-value our customers require. The solution delivers rapid insight and control across all device types without on-premise hardware," said Stefan Voelkel, director of sales at Brightstar. "MaaS360 is a critical element in providing agnostic device management to our customers whom are adopting smartphones and tablets as openly as laptops."
With MaaS360, each customer can easily manage bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and corporate-issued devices in a single console. This includes implementing MDM best practices such as complete discovery of all devices accessing e-mail, over-the-air device enrollment and configuration, passcode enforcement, jailbreak detection, remote lock, location and wipe. MaaS360's easy-to-use interface enables IT to provide employees with the proper device life-cycle support and productivity enablement tools.
"Through our partnership with Brightstar, Fiberlink expands its global leadership in enterprise device management," said Robert Kunst, channel manager for EMEA at Fiberlink. "Further extending our international placement paves the way for rapid growth in the German market. MaaS360's cloud-based approach is the only way organizations can keep up with the pace of change in mobility."
Fiberlink is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Hall 2.1 Stand EZ18. Visit the booth to talk with executives and see a demo of MaaS360.
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, MaaS360 is used to manage and secure more than one million endpoints globally. For more information, please visit http://www.maas360.com.
About Brightstar Corp.
Brightstar is the world's largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified services focused on enhancing the performance and profitability of the key participants in the wireless device value chain. The company supports over 80,000 points of sale worldwide with operations in 51 countries and territories and provides a comprehensive range of more than 100 customized services for value-added distribution, supply chain optimization, retail, government and value-added resellers (VARs), and consumer services. Brightstar's services help customers manage the growing complexity of the wireless device value chain and enable them to increase product availability, expand their channel reach and drive supply chain efficiencies by getting the right products to the right place at the right time for the best value. For more information, please visit http://www.brightstarcorp.com.
About Tech Data
Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD) is one of the world's largest wholesale distributors of technology products. Its advanced logistics capabilities and value added services enable over 125,000 resellers in more than 100 countries to efficiently and cost effectively support the diverse technology needs of end users. Tech Data generated $24.4 billion in net sales for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, and is ranked 109th on the Fortune 500®. To learn more, visit www.techdata.com.
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