Managed technology service provider GCI has announced that it will offer Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) as a fully managed service.
This means that customers of GCI will benefit from Microsoft’s EMS solution while also benefitting from GCI’s experience in working with businesses to define and deploy their requirements for identity, mobile device, mobile application and PC management. Its service will also include cloud-based file tracking, classification and encryption, and will determine how day-to-day support will be managed with a per-user, per-month charging structure.
Scott Riley, chief strategy officer at GCI, said: “This is a fantastic addition to GCI’s portfolio given the widespread security challenges many businesses face. GCI is a company whose mission revolves around enabling futures, and EMS is a solution that delivers exactly that. It will help our customers to achieve a secure and compliant way of working – empowering their teams to collaborate from any location and on any device, whilst ensuring that corporate data remains safe."
Andrew Wild, cloud product manager at GCI, added: “55% of high-performing, customer-oriented workforces already allow bring your own device. Whilst this is a great marker for how far digital transformation has come, it makes the security aspect more pivotal than ever. In these new borderless environments, there are a multitude of vendors, devices, and risks for organisations to manage. One of EMS’ key strengths lies in its power to simplify the management of data, devices and identity, ensuring that corporate data remains secure – it’s a win for productivity and security.”
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