AT&T will be lending a helping hand to the Interior Department in securing and managing the agency’s inventory of mobile devices.
AT&T will act as an authorized reseller of an application that gives near real-time visibility into 27,000 mobile devices used by DOI employees. The application, IBM Maas360 Mobile Device Management Solution, allows DOI to remotely control and support mobile device use for employees, and AT&T says the centralized oversight will increase productivity and reduce security and compliance risks.
“The DOI operates across more than 2,400 locations,” said Mike Leff, vice president, civilian, AT&T Global Public Sector. “It needs an easy, reliable solution to manage its mobile devices. This solution can help the department’s users be more efficient and productive while increasing data security.”
The application is usable across a variety of smartphones and tables, including iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone, according to IBM’s product page. IBM Maas360 Mobile Device Management Solution allows users to remotely locate, lock and wipe lost or stolen devices, among other security features.
DOI manages public access to more than 500 million acres of public lands, and employs 70,000 people, including scientists and resource management professionals.