Investment Firm Embraces Employee-Owned Devices with MobileIron Management and Security

By Mobileiron, PRNE
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thames River Capital accelerates smartphone and tablet adoption in the enterprise

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, March 10, 2011 - Thames River Capital, a leading UK-based boutique investment firm with
more than $14 billion in assets under management, has deployed MobileIron
( to enable the secure adoption of smartphone and tablet
devices into its enterprise environment. Providing a central view of mobile
activity, usage and service quality for both company and employee-owned
devices, MobileIron has enabled the flexible enforcement of data and device
security policies as well as improved capacity planning and mobile cost
control across the investment firm.

The nature of fund management makes it essential that partners, managers
and investors have access to email and line of business applications 24/7 in
the UK and around the world. However, securing the range of devices that
enable this productivity represented a clear challenge for the IT department.

Robert Cockerill, IT Manager, Thames River Capital, comments, "We made
the decision to shift from a 100 percent corporate-liable model for
smartphones to one where we could give our employees the opportunity to use
their own devices. In addition to BlackBerry and iPhone management, we also
needed to be able to support and secure the new iPads that were beginning to
come into the firm."

Thames River Capital turned to its trusted IT partner, BlueFort Security,
to implement a solution that could control the devices accessing the network
and, critically, mitigate the risk of sensitive data falling into the wrong
hands from either lost or stolen mobile devices. Although Thames River
Capital wanted to use cutting-edge technology the firm didn't want to be a
test customer.

Ian Jennings, Technical Director at BlueFort, explains "Companies have
learned that once you've opened the door with ActiveSync, anyone can get in
and you have no idea who they are or what they're doing. For Thames River
Capital, it was essential we provide a technology that had been field-tested
and proven by other customers. We researched a number of options with them,
and MobileIron's Virtual Smartphone Platform was the clear winner."

The firm chose MobileIron, the innovator in mobile device management and
security, for its ability to support the broadest range of Mobile Operating
Systems, including Blackberry, iPhone and iPad, and manage the mobile
devices, and the data on them, remotely. With MobileIron in place, IT can set
role-based, granular policies to ensure that only approved, compliant devices
(whether corporate- or employee-owned) are able to access the corporate
network. The solution also creates clear boundaries between personal and
business data on employee-owned devices, for example, the lost phone lock and
wipe functionality is activated by the user, but configured by IT to ensure
enterprise data privacy.

"Following a successful evaluation, we implemented the technology and
haven't looked back. If there's one thing we've learned during this process,
it's that one should only embrace employee-owned devices if one also has
foolproof tools for their management," concluded Cockerill. "MobileIron
provides exactly the framework we need to let our people use the device of
their choice."

For more information about MobileIron and Financial Services, please

About Thames River

Thames River is a multi-boutique asset management group established in
1998. Thames River and its affiliates manage a range of multi-manager funds,
UCITs III funds and long/short funds. Thames River's investment teams
specialise in areas including funds of alternative investment funds,
multi-manager, global bonds, global credit, real-estate securities and water
and agriculture. Thames River became part of the F&C group in September 2010
and is now F&C's core funds business and its funds distributor in the retail
and wholesale channels.

About MobileIron

MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data and
applications move to smart phones and tablets. The MobileIron Virtual
Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time
intelligence and control over mobile content, activity, and apps in order to
secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user
experience. For more information, please visit

Clarissa Horowitz of MobileIron, +1-415-608-6825, clarissa at

will not be displayed