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February 28, 2012

Fiberlink Partners with Brightstar to Expand in the European Market
By Meenakshi Shankar
TMCnet Contributor

Fiberlink, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions for secure mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), announced a partnership deal with Bright Star Tech Data (News - Alert), to distribute Fiberlink's cloud-based MaaS360 Platform in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.



Bright Star Tech Data is a joint venture between Brightstar (News - Alert) Corp. and Tech Data Corporation. The company is a wireless distributor and a provider of diversified services providing a comprehensive range of more than 100 customized services for value-added distribution, supply chain optimization, retail, government and value-added resellers, and consumer services.

"Through our partnership with Brightstar, Fiberlink expands its global leadership in enterprise device management," Robert Kunst, channel manager for EMEA at Fiberlink said in a press release.

"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," Kunst added.

Fiberlink's MaaS360 Platform is noted to be most comprehensive enterprise device management solution, which allows businesses to instantly deploy mobile devices in their organization and secure their data without adding infrastructure.

This partnership is believed to represent a strategic move for Fiberlink's expansion in the European market, where analysts expect MDM revenues to grow by approximately 40 percent this year. Also through this partnership, Brightstar can help its customers to effectively address the rapidly growing trend of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise across multiple platforms including iOS and Android (News - Alert).

"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.

Voelkel also emphasized that 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. Moreover, MaaS360's easy-to-use interface enables IT to provide employees with the proper device life-cycle support and productivity enablement tools.

Recently, Fiberlink unveiled MaaS360 for Healthcare, a standard configuration option designed specifically to meet the needs of healthcare providers.

Fiberlink is demonstrating its MaaS360 at Mobile World Congress (News - Alert), the mobile industry trade show held in Barcelona, Spain.




Edited by Rich Steeves

 

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