Two Southern California companies team up to secure, deploy and manage mobile apps and wireless data in healthcare facilities nationwide
SAN DIEGO and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As hospitals, physicians groups and other healthcare providers expand their use of smartphones and tablets, they have unique security and privacy requirements far beyond those of general enterprises. Two Southern California companies – Nukona of San Diego and Integer Wireless of Newport Beach, Calif. – today announced a relationship designed to help healthcare organizations meet those needs quickly and cost-effectively.
Nukona's services – including private app stores and app-security "wrappers" – provide enterprises with end-to-end solutions for securing their mobile devices, the data on them and the networks to which they connect. Integer Wireless specializes in designing, building and optimizing in-building and campus-wide cellular and Wi-Fi networks that provide healthcare organizations with secure, HIPAA-compliant voice, data and video communications.
Announced at the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance's annual Convergence Summit in San Diego, the relationship will enable Nukona to quickly expand into the wireless healthcare market by leveraging Integer Wireless' expertise and its 16 years of relationships with hospital CIOs, IT managers and other decision-makers. Beginning immediately, Integer Wireless will include Nukona's mobile device applications management platform in its solutions portfolio.
Nukona also will be featured in the Integer Wireless Experience Center, a 10,000-square foot facility providing a rare, hands-on opportunity to test a wide variety of enterprise-grade wireless solutions from more than 20 vendors, application developers and service providers. For more information about the Integer Wireless Experience Center, which opens this fall in Newport Beach, visit http://pop.to/2c3f.
"For healthcare organizations, wireless is both an opportunity and a challenge," said John Clarey, Integer Wireless CEO. "Wireless provides new options for improving patient care, employee productivity and asset management, but the proliferation of mobile devices and network access points also creates security concerns. Nukona addresses those concerns by enabling healthcare providers to secure smartphone and tablet applications, and protect patient data every step of the way."
"During our beta phase, healthcare IT executives frequently said that Nukona solves a variety of problems created when their nurses and other staff began using smartphones and tablets," said Chris Perret, Nukona founder and CEO. "Integer Wireless was a natural choice for us because they specialize in secure, private, highly reliable cellular and Wi-Fi networks. This relationship gives healthcare providers a powerful new option for ensuring end-to-end security and privacy, from the app through the device and into the network."
Nukona is a mobile management company that enables IT organizations to easily secure, deploy and manage business applications and enterprise data on company-owned and personal mobile devices. Nukona is headquartered in San Diego with offices in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit https://www.nukona.com or follow Nukona on Twitter at @nukonainc.
About Integer Wireless
Based in Newport Beach, Calif., Integer Wireless specializes in designing, building and optimizing reliable, highly secure in-building and wide-area wireless networks for healthcare, hospitality, general enterprise, aerospace, corporate campuses, public sports and entertainment venues, retail and government facilities. Over the past 16 years, Integer Wireless has led more than 1,000 cellular, DAS and Wi-Fi projects, including deployments for Apple, Coors Field, Denver Department of Health, Kaiser Permanente, Hoag Hospital, Hyatt, Intel, NASA and Walmart. Integer Wireless partners include Cisco, Corning Mobile Access, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, Ekahau and other leading providers of infrastructure, applications and services. This fall, the company will debut the Integer Wireless Experience Center, providing executives with a hands-on opportunity to discover the latest wireless solutions available to meet their industries' unique needs. For more information, visit http://www.integerwireless.com.