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As Security Issues over Mobile Devices are Raised, Key Partnership
Ensures Secure Future

XcelleNet Inc., the leading provider of management solutions for remote systems and mobile and wireless devices, today announced details of its partnership with Wiremelts, the UK’s fastest growing wireless systems integrator. The alliance sees Wiremelts incorporating XcelleNet’s mobile device management software, Afaria, into new and existing customer systems for corporate environments. The resulting solutions enable workforces to become completely mobilised using any or all of the leading mobile computing platforms, laptop or hand helds, including RIM Blackberry, Compaq iPaq, and Palm. Afaria serves to guarantee the integrity of the applications and data held on the devices, and the security of the devices themselves.

Based in London, Wiremelts works with organisations in all stages of defining and implementing their mobile strategies. The company assists in outlining technical requirements and in developing a mobile solution that works across a range of end-user devices, technologies and platforms.

XcelleNet’s mobile device management software, Afaria, provides user authentication, encryption and user assignments for device and security over a variety of public and private communications networks. All devices and their data are controlled from one central point. Data logs provide details of when users were sent files, their content, and if they were used. Technical troubleshooting and anti-virus software deployment are both easily carried out from that central point. Should a lost or stolen device try to connect, all business-critical data can be wiped immediately and the device rendered unusable.

“The security of mobile devices and the valuable business-critical applications and data they contain is of paramount concern to corporates wishing to mobilise their workforce,” explained Bob Apollo, XcelleNet Senior Vice President and Managing Director EMEA. “In addition to minimising the risk and impact of loss or theft, they need to monitor who has what data and applications, maintain an inventory of the devices in use, and control the costs of supporting the growing numbers of devices at the edges of their enterprise. Our partnership with Wiremelts will enable forward-thinking organisations to enjoy all the productivity advantages of a mobilised workforce, safe in the knowledge that any security or device management concerns have been actively addressed.”

Added Richard Brinson, Wiremelts’ Senior Project Manager, “We have been very impressed with Afaria’s commitment to security and device management. Our partnership with XcelleNet will enable our customers to implement a total solution for mobile working, from idea conception through systems integration, field trials, and concluding in the successful rollout of business critical mobile applications that increase efficiency and directly impact their bottom line. The partnership will also allow XcelleNet to leverage on our expertise in providing post-sale integration consultancy.”


About Wiremelts

Wiremelts partners with its clients to identify untapped potential and to rapidly develop solutions that create lasting value. The company helps translate mobile business ideas into creative value-added solutions that are technically robust and marketable.

Wiremelts’ services include concept and strategy development, solution design and implementation. The services fulfil a broad range of customer needs from mobile technology resourcing to end-to-end solutions that mobile-enable the enterprise.

More information is available at http://www.wiremelts.com


About XcelleNet

XcelleNet, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for managing remote systems and mobile & wireless devices. For more than 14 years, the company has been a pioneer in meeting the challenges of securely delivering and maintaining mission-critical applications and content to remote locations with its flagship product, RemoteWareÒ. Today companies around the world use RemoteWare to manage kiosks, retail and restaurant store systems, branch office networks, and other remote systems.

Leveraging remote expertise and award-winning technology, in May 2000 XcelleNet introduced AfariaÔ , a device management solution designed to address the problems enterprises face as a result of the explosive growth of the mobile & wireless economy. Afaria provides the most comprehensive management functionality available for organisations deploying large numbers of mobile devices, including laptops, PocketPCs, Palm Handhelds, RIM Blackberrys, and Symbian smart phones.

XcelleNet serves some 2,500 customers worldwide in a broad range of industries such as pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, insurance, financial services and manufacturing. The company’s solutions reduce total cost of ownership of remote or mobile deployments, accelerate end-user productivity and ensure the availability and reliability of corporate applications and information to an organisation’s remote and mobile workforce.

More information is available at http://www.XcelleNet.com and http://www.Afaria.com

XcelleNet is a trademark of XcelleNet, Inc. Afaria is a trademark of Afaria, Inc. – an XcelleNet affiliate. XcelleNet and Afaria make no claims of ownership to all other products and company names mentioned herein which may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


Editor’s Contacts:

Claire Adam/Natalie Johnson
MCC International Ltd
Tel: 01962 888100
E: claire.adam@mccint.com
natalie.johnson@mccint.com


Mike Oliver
XcelleNet
Tel: 0208 538 5800
E: mike.oliver@xcellenet.com



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