Fiberlink® today announced that its MaaS360 platform supports the ability to monitor a mobile IT environment and perform actions directly through Google Glass.
MaaS360 through Google Glass now delivers unprecedented ways to interact with real-time data about mobile devices, and ensures devices and apps are in compliance with corporate security policies. With Google Glass, MaaS360 information is displayed through a revolutionary new interface, with the ability to take real-time device actions such as lock, locate and wipe simply through voice commands or hand gestures. IT can even send messages to users instantly without booting up a laptop or touching their tablet or smartphone.
Through Google Glass, MaaS360 services can be enabled simply by entering customer account and authentication information. This provides IT administrators with instant access to manage the most complex mobile environments while being mobile themselves.
Using MaaS360 through Google Glass:
- Traveling employees notify their IT department that they lost their smartphone used for work. Without delay, the IT administrator immediately asks Google Glass to locate the lost device, and a map instantly appears on the virtual screen displaying its location at the employee's hotel.
- When a corporate tablet containing sensitive financial information is stolen, the IT administrator takes quick action through Google Glass to resolve the potential data leak problem by securely removing the data—all done while the administrator is walking down the street.
- An IT administrator checks the MaaS360 Alert Center through Google Glass and discovers that a new device on the network is out of compliance with security policies. Instead of waiting for the user to call asking why they no longer have access to corporate resources, the IT administrator uses voice commands to instantly send a message with instructions on how to remediate the issue.
"Google Glass is a great example of how IT can adopt innovative technology to enhance the management and enablement of the mobile workplace," said Frank Schloendorn, Director of Android ecosystem at Fiberlink. "The ability to literally see your mobile environment right before your eyes and know that users, devices, applications and corporate documents are safe is a wonderful feeling. The freedom to take action on the go and help someone at any time, all by looking through Google Glass, is an amazing experience. It's just plain cool."