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Google picks Intercity Technology as Android Enterprise Essentials reseller

The Birmingham-based firm will work exclusively with Google to help make device security management more accessible

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Communications and technology firm Intercity Technology has been chosen as an early access reseller partner for Google’s Android Enterprise Essentials service in the UK.

The move will see the Birmingham-based company work exclusively with Google to make Android Enterprise Essentials more accessible to SMEs in the UK – enabling greater levels of protection for their mobile devices and data as remote working continues across the country.

Intercity said Google’s new solution will transform the Android Enterprise marketplace at a time when security breaches have continued to be the rise.

“Mobile computing is the future. People increasingly expect to be able to access business-critical data and apps on their mobiles, at any time and in any location – a trend which has been rapidly accelerated by Covid-19,” commented Andrew Jackson, CEO of Intercity Technology.

“Whilst mobile and remote working has proven to support productivity in the short-term, we have also seen a significant increase in security breaches which have left businesses more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.”

To compound the issue, IDC Worldwide’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker found that only 15% of devices sold to businesses around the world each year are managed by an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution.

The Android Enterprise Essentials solution looks to plug this security gap, however, and ensure more SMEs have their handsets protected from theft, phishing attacks, and viruses.

The offering is applied automatically, which eliminates the need to manually activate each device - allowing those purchasing an Android device from a reseller to distribute them to employees with policies already in place.

These security features include screen lock enforcement to prevent unauthorised access to sensitive data, always-on malware protection, as well as the ability for businesses to remotely wipe devices and reset screen locks if a device is lost or stolen.

“Working closely with the team at Google, we look forward to introducing this modern-day solution to our customers throughout the UK,” Jackson added.

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