EE is to offer business-grade security across its mobile operating systems, in a bid to improve the levels of service provided to its corporate users.
The broadband provider is to offer the MobileIron Cloud enterprise mobility management platform to provide simplified security and control of devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
With the platform, businesses can configure and selectively manage mobile apps, content and devices, automatically enforce usage policies, and retire mobile devices when they are lost or when an employee leaves the company.
User enrolment and device configuration are automated, meaning employees have the opportunity to set up a mobile device for themselves.
Gerry McQuade, Chief Marketing Officer for Business at EE, said security is "essential" if businesses want to become genuinely mobile without putting sensitive company data at risk.
"With partners like MobileIron, we’ve developed a portfolio of mobile security solutions that make it easier to manage mobile devices regardless of the operating system each device is running," he stated.
"MobileIron Cloud is an important step in removing the complexity associated with securing business data across multiple device types and operating systems."
Mr McQuade added that, with this latest development, MobileIron has made it "even simpler" for employees to enrol and secure mobile devices for themselves.