Cloud-based solutions Fiberlink announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has deployed MaaS360 to provide visibility and control over government-owned mobile devices.
“MaaS360 provides NOAA with a scalable, enterprise class MDM solution that gives us mobile flexibility in a secure environment,” said NOAA CIO Joe Klimavicz. “The solution easily integrates into our current architecture and provides a robust set of tools to manage our existing, as well as future, mobile device requirements.”
NOAA, a scientific agency within the Department of Commerce, makes it its mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts. It is using MaaS360 to meet the unique demands of its growing mobile workforce while helping to lead the effort to expand mobility initiatives at other operational units within the Department of Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, (NIST) and the United States Census Bureau.
“Cloud computing initiatives have taken center stage, and that includes almost all areas of government that have also seen their employees mix professional with the personal on mobile devices,” said Fiberlink VP of Federal Sales, Jeff Ward. “MaaS360 is the best choice for agencies looking to strike the right balance between mobile security policies and government employee productivity.”
Fiberlink was the first MDM provider to receive authority to operate (ATO) from the federal government in accordance with FISMA, the Federal Information Security Management Act, and is also in the process of FedRamp certification. MaaS360 has also been SOC 2 Type II compliant since 2007.
Key benefits of MaaS360 for the public sector include a cloud-based delivery model, mobility intelligence, detailed CyberScope reports, personal privacy protection (BYOD Privacy Settings), and a single platform to safely manage mobile users across smartphones, tablets, and laptops on government and employee-owned devices.