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MobileIron Opens European Headquarters

- Kees van Veenendaal Joins as Vice President and General Manager

HILVERSUM, Netherlands, March 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the first company to deliver virtualised smartphone management for business, today announced the opening of its European headquarters. The explosion of smartphones such as iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android inside business customers is accelerating demand for the MobileIron solution in Europe. IDC estimates European business smartphone sales to be growing in excess of 22 percent annually through 2013. MobileIron has hired industry veteran Kees van Veenendaal as Vice President and General Manager to lead its operation for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).

The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform allows CIOs to ensure security, tame operational complexity, and reduce mobile bills. Furthermore, MobileIron enables CIOs to confidently secure both corporate-owned and employee-owned smartphones. Customers across every industry, including healthcare, finance, government, biotech, high-tech, and manufacturing, can realize more than 20 percent annualised savings in both operational costs and monthly wireless bills.

"MobileIron allows CIOs to embrace the explosion of smartphones for their employees without sacrificing security or losing control of mobile costs," said Bob Tinker, CEO MobileIron. "Adding an experienced veteran in Kees van Veenendaal to lead European operations accelerates our ability to expand our business to deliver customer and partner success."

Kees van Veenendaal has more than 25 years experience building successful sales teams and channel operations throughout EMEA. Prior to joining MobileIron, Kees was Vice President Worldwide Sales for Trapeze Networks, responsible for global sales operations. Before Trapeze, Kees was vice president of EMEA sales for Extreme Networks, growing revenue to over US$120 million across more than 25 countries.

"European businesses require a new breed of management solution for their rapidly growing mobile workforces," said Kees van Veenendaal. "MobileIron's award-winning smartphone management platform is already being deployed by our partners and customers in Europe to secure the mobile enterprise and reduce monthly costs."

About MobileIron

MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data moves to the smartphone. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.

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