| January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016
Channel bets on mobile security: Lookout & Ingram Micro team up to protect the enterprise
Emerging technologies are not often adopted by the channel, but Lookout’s enterprise mobility solutions have made the cut. Today, Lookout is excited to announce a strategic alliance with channel-heavyweight Ingram Micro, opening the door that connects our products to the customers who need them most even wider.
From the start, Lookout has been uniquely devoted to the channel, selling our products solely through these partners from day one. Indeed, we’ve built partnerships with 36 different distributors, systems integrators and value-added-resellers worldwide including Dimension Data, Enterprise Mobile, Carahsoft, Exclusive Networks, mITE, KDDI, and CTC. These partnerships are just another nod that mobile security is a critical component of any enterprise’s overall cybersecurity plan as mobile devices become more essential to the everyday work-life experience.
“IT spending on mobility-related products, projects, and initiatives will grow from 25 percent of IT budgets in 2015 to 40 of large (>1,000 employees) enterprise IT budgets in 2018,” according to IDC’s FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility 2016 Predictions. Any business today can see mobile’s impact on their workforce. People access work email, documents, expense apps, and some CRMs. This is only set to grow as enterprises begin increasing internal app development, creating productivity apps that will enable workers to create, share, and consume even more data.
It’s not all forward-looking, however. Today, 74 percent of IT leaders from global enterprises report that they have experienced a data breach as the result of a mobile security issue, according to a study from IDG. Furthermore, 82 percent of respondents reported that 50 percent or more of their corporate data is accessible to employees via mobile devices.
We’re very excited to work with extraordinary channel partners such as Ingram Micro to help enterprises prepare for the future of mobility and secure the crucial issues they have to deal with today.
Get more information about Lookout’s mobility solutions here.
Ingram Micro corporate headquarters image via Ingram Micro