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September 15, 2016updated 21 Sep 2016 3:02pm

IBM tackles GDPR and data privacy with MaaS360 global rollout

The enterprise mobility management programme with enhanced mobility consulting services is going local.

By Alexander Sword

IBM is expanding its mobile security service, Maas360, globally through IBM Cloud as well as adding several new services.

IBM is bringing MaaS360 to France and India, with an additional eight countries intended over the next two years.

The local services will help clients in these areas address local data protection standards.

New services have been added to MaaS360. IBM will offer data privacy and mobile strategy, design and deployment consulting services to clients.

This will include IBM Privacy Consulting Services around GDPR, which will help organisations adhere to the new set of data protection rules that will cover all companies selling to customers in the EU.

There will also be new services to help customers build out their mobility programs, including Mobile Security and Productivity Workshops, Mobility Success Services, Health Check Services and Mobility Training Workshops.

IBM mobility experts will perform an assessment of customer environments to design a mobility strategy for them. IBM MaaS360 Quick Start Services will help organisations develop a mobility programme using best practices.

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MaaS360 is offered in four new tiers, from an entry-level solution up to enterprise-grade.

It will be rolled out through IBM’s 47 data centres in 26 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.

“With today’s expansion of our mobile security and management capabilities within the IBM Cloud, we’ve built a formidable platform for global clients to embrace mobile locally and globally,” said Jim Brennan, Director of Strategy and Offering Management, Endpoint Management & Security, IBM Security.

“With more than five million devices under management for over 10,000 clients, MaaS360 has proven its ability to scale for clients of all sizes. Clients now will be able to bring even greater mobile flexibility to their employees.”

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