IoT Division Launched by MobileIron




One of the industry’s leading enterprise security vendors is setting its sights on the next big thing: the Internet of Things, to be exact.

MobileIron announced this week it has formed an IoT-specific division that will have its first product available later in the year.

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"There's been a lot of hype around the Internet of Things and most of it is just that: hype. The mistake that a lot of companies make with IoT is that they start by looking at the problem from the sensor up," said Barry Mainz, President and CEO, MobileIron in a statement. "Our customer-focused approach is exactly the opposite. Over the last year, we have worked hand-in-hand with our customers and global operator partners to understand how companies want to use IoT and what challenges they face. As a result, we have defined specific use cases in healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and automotive where we can help our customers. This creates a tremendous opportunity for us."

Santosh Nair joins the company as VP of IoT and will lead the division.

Late last year MobileIron’s Senior Director of Strategy, Sean Ginevan, contributed a report on how to best deal with IoT’s intersection with the enterprise, and why securing all identifiable endpoints will be paramount going forward.

While the hype of IoT has been nothing short of explosive in recent months, there’s one common theme: it’s going to take off. As previously reported by Enterprise Mobility Exchange, by the end of 2017 there will be more connected devices on planet earth than humans. Looking forward, analysts have predicted anywhere between 20 and 50 billion connected devices across the globe by decade’s end.

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