Options Deploys MobileIron to Deliver Mobile Device Management and Security, Enabling BYOD for the Financial Enterprise
NEW YORK -- (Oct. 22, 2013) Options, the leading private financial cloud provider for the global capital markets industry, has today announced that it has deployed MobileIron, the market leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, to the Options PIPE platform. As a result, the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) firm will provide clients with a complete mobile device management solution, allowing firms in the financial services industry embrace smartphone and tablet technology, including the growing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend.
In a highly competitive market, MobileIron's more established and robust offering was the clear choice for deployment on Options' Private Financial Cloud platform. The MobileIron multi-OS platform can support a mix of corporate and BYOD devices, in addition to the many associated operating systems. It also boasts the ability to provide a complete security and management platform while preserving a user's typical mobile device experience. Additionally, it can scale quickly and easily, and is available via the Cloud or as an 'on premise solution'.
MobileIron will be deployed as part of Options' PIPE® Core services, a key component of the Options' Private Financial Cloud platform. PIPE Core is a complete business technology infrastructure service providing a robust and resilient technology foundation for day-to-day business communication, regulatory compliance and operations management.
"The use of mobile devices to access corporate systems and information is a work practice that we have seen grow exponentially within the financial services industry in recent years. This considerable change in working practice has driven the demand for a solution that tackles the very unique set of challenges the use of these devices poses for a modern enterprise. As a consequence, we're delighted to announce the deployment of MobileIron to the Options PIPE platform", said Options CTO, John Bryant.
"People now wish to utilize the same technology they're using at home within the workplace and MobileIron allows for just that. It's a win-win for both the employee and the employer. The firm has the peace of mind that the mobile devices being used to access the company's data and systems are secure, regulated and compliant; while the employee can opt to use an existing device they are comfortable and familiar with," Mr Bryant concluded.
About Options (www.options-it.com):
Options is the premier provider of infrastructure products to the Global Financial Services sector. Founded in 1993, the company began life as a hedge fund technology services provider focused on the London market. More than a decade ago, the company made a strategic decision to, become the first provider to offer cloud services to the financial sector. The result was the Options PIPE® Platform and the "Private Financial Cloud" offering. Today over 150 firms globally leverage Options PIPE®, including the leading global investment banks, hedge funds, funds of funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, broker/dealers, private equity houses and exchanges.