harmon.ie Integrates with MobileIron AppConnect To Provide Secure Document Access on Mobile Devices

With New MDM Certification, harmon.ie App Becomes the First Secure Mobile App for Office 365 and SharePoint

Boston – September 17, 2013 – Rampant use of unsanctioned mobile apps for file sync and storage is causing huge problems for organizations. In fact, a newly-released study of enterprise workers found that a full 41 percent of users circumvent company controls by storing corporate documents on unsanctioned, publicly-accessible cloud services. This translates into a massive number of ‘rogue IT’ workers who tap into unsanctioned services from their smartphones and tablets, creating risks for their employers. How many? Gartner says that 60 percent of employees are using personal mobile device for work1.

One root cause of rogue IT is that organizations today are unable to provide secure and scalable mobile access to documents stored in the corporate document management systems, 80% which is Office 365 and SharePoint. Information workers simply have no choice to look for unsanctioned, publicly-available alternative solutions in order to do their jobs. But organizations face huge risks of data leaks and IT governance violations, if not business meltdowns due to loss of control.

harmon.ie to the Rescue

Good news! Secure document access problems are a now a thing of the past, because harmon.ie today announced that it is part of the MobileIron AppConnect ecosystem. harmon.ie, integrated with MobileIron AppConnect ensures employees can securely use Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint while IT has the policy controls it needs to secure and manage corporate data.

MobileIron, the leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, provides its AppConnect technology to third party mobile app developers. With MobileIron AppConnect apps, companies can give their employees the best third-party application experiences with apps that have been enabled with auto-configuration, data containerization, and secure tunneling to protect corporate data.

“We are proud to have MobileIron as a trusted partner,” said David Lavenda, VP Product Strategy at harmon.ie. “This new addition insures that MobileIron customers now have secure and scalable mobile access to the document storage systems in which their organization already has a significant investment; Office 365 and SharePoint. Now that organizations can provide an easy-to-use mobile app for secure document access, rogue IT can be shut down in an amicable and cost-efficient manner, to the satisfaction of workers and IT alike.”

“harmon.ie is a compelling addition to the MobileIron AppConnect ecosystem, because Mobile First organizations are looking for a secure and convenient mobile app for document sharing and social collaboration," said Ojas Rege, VP Strategy, MobileIron.


About the harmon.ie Suite of Apps
harmon.ie apps provide the ability to edit and share Office 365 and SharePoint documents and reach out to colleagues using Office 365/SharePoint social capabilities. harmon.ie also provides real-time updates when colleagues edit important documents; colleagues can then be contacted with a single click. Workers can expand their social networks by adding colleagues from the mobile device’s contact list and keep up to date with harmon.ie’s unified activity stream of collaboration updates. For more about harmon.ie Mobile, click here.

About harmon.ie
harmon.ie, the user experience company for the mobile enterprise, provides products that deliver a consistent user experience on mobile devices, the desktop, and the cloud, for a host of social and collaboration platforms from vendors such as Microsoft and IBM. Thousands of businesses including Citi, DuPont and BAE Systems already use harmon.ie to become mobile enterprises. For more information, visit http://harmon.ie/.

About MobileIron
The leader in security and management for mobile apps, content, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable organizations around the world to embrace mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Leading global companies rely on MobileIron’s scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives, including 8 of the top 10 automotive manufacturers, 7 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, 5 of the top 10 banks, 5 of the top 10 law firms, and 4 of the top 10 retailers. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com .

1Austin, Tom, “How Mobile Changes Everything, and What to Do About It,” presented at Gartner PCC Conference, San Diego, CA, May 2013