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Fiberlink® Provides Award-winning Mobility Management for Financial Advisers at Ameritas(August 25, 2011)
Blue Bell, PA (PRWEB) August 25, 2011
Fiberlink®, the leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure mobile device and application management, today announced Ameritas Investment Corp., a dually registered broker-dealer and investment adviser, was recognized as IDGs Computerworld Honors Program 2011 Laureate for its applied use of the MaaS360 platform. The annual Computerworld Honors awards event is the longest-running global program to recognize individuals and organizations that use information technology to promote positive social, economic and educational change. Ameritas Investment Corp. (AIC) uses the MaaS360 mobile device management platform to thwart the risk of malware and patch vulnerability that can lead to breaches of confidential financial data on mobile computing devices used by their financial advisers.
Managing IT for thousands of devices is a challenging task for any organization. Most of the advisors registered with AIC are based in remote locations, and each uses their own personal device. To support a nearly unlimited mix of hardware and software configurations, AIC needed a tool to provide visibility into each machine. Using the cloud-based MaaS360 platform, AIC provides security oversight for approximately 1,300 financial advisers and their assistants. This helps to ensure devices used for business purposes are protected with current antivirus definitions and encryption measures. AIC received the Computerworld Honors award for its use of MaaS360 at the Annual Laureates Medal Ceremony and Gala Awards in Washington, D.C.
The number and quality of nominations this year were very inspiring and demonstrate how valuable IT is to community change, said John Amato, publisher, Computerworld. Computerworld is very proud to name the 2011 class of laureates and showcase their initiatives benefiting society through innovative uses of IT.
"We are delighted to receive this recognition from Computerworld, stated Salene Hitchcock-Gear, president and CEO of AIC. Being acknowledged for our efforts to protect client data means a lot to our organization."
MaaS360 was recently named the Mobile Device Management Clear Choice Winner in a lab test report by Network World, Computerworlds sister publication. MaaS360 is used to manage and secure more than one million devices globally.
"Fiberlinks platform helps us address a number of business challenges, said Micah McCann, AIC technology manager. MaaS360 is scalable and it can support an environment in which there is very little standardization. As an industry, we havent been spared from the consumerization of IT. Financial advisors are now using an abundance of new devices, including Mac laptops, Android smartphones and iPads. Having a solution in place that is both device and platform agnostic is essential to ensuring security standards without sacrificing freedom of choice. As we face increasing regulatory pressure and growing demands from our advisors, Fiberlink is well positioned to meet our needs, now and in the future.
Ameritas is an excellent example of how mobility is the new normal for modern enterprises, and the award from Computerworld further validates their success, said Jonathan Dale, product marketing manager for Fiberlink. MaaS360 enables AIC to provide critical IT oversight for its advisers, 100 percent of which are remote employees.
About Ameritas Investment Corp.
Ameritas Investment Corp. (AIC) is a privately owned broker/dealer and registered investment advisor with a network of more than 1,300 registered representatives and financial advisors nationwide. AIC retains over 45,000 customer accounts from its three primary lines of business: brokerage, investment advisory and municipal finance. Total client account assets exceed $13.9 billion, including more than $2.5 billion of RIA assets under management.
AIC offers a wide range of products and services to help clients achieve their unique financial goals. Through a financial advisor, clients can utilize mutual funds, stocks, 529 plans, variable insurance products, asset management programs, unit investment trusts, individual securities, retirement plans, alternative investments and an array of fixed income securities to meet their financial objectives. With more than 25 years in the business, AIC is an experienced provider.
Additional information about Ameritas Investment Corp. is available at http://www.aicinvest.com.
Fiberlink is the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile device and application management. Its cloud-based MaaS360 platform provides IT organizations with mobility intelligence and control over mobile devices, applications and content to enhance the mobile user experience and keep corporate data secure across smartphones, tablets, and laptops. MaaS360 helps companies reduce the costs of supporting their growing mobile workforce and simplifies IT infrastructure and operations management with a single portal to monitor the expanding suite of mobile devices and operating systems, including Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone. Built on a highly scalable, multi-tenant architecture, MaaS360 delivers instant-on access to powerful mobility management capabilities to any organization, by making it easy to use and affordable. Named by Network World as the Clear Choice Test winner for mobile device management solutions, MaaS360 is used to manage and secure more than one million endpoints globally. For more information, please visit http://www.maas360.com.
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