NetMotion Software and Zebra Technologies are ramping up their interoperability, and re-affirming the inherently complementary solutions that have made them the go-to vendors for hyper-mobile workforces needing ruggedized, high-performance devices every day.
NetMotion has worked closely with Zebra’s engineers to test the compatibility of its cloud-first platform with Zebra’s wide range of devices, confirming its ability to perform and function effectively.
Today marks the official validation of the NetMotion platform under Zebra’s stringent program requirements. This means that organizations using a joint Zebra + NetMotion offering can be even more confident that they will be able to drive productivity, security and usability across their distributed workforces.
Hyper-mobile workers in 2021
This has not been an easy year for business, and it has been especially challenging for essential workers. During that time, organizations covering our healthcare, transportation, public safety and utilities systems have not had the luxury of down time. They’ve had to operate under enormous pressure by ensuring the delivering power, food and supplies, and providing invaluable healthcare and public safety for our communities.
A significant portion of these companies rely on Zebra mobile computers, scanners, printers and RFID readers. Zebra’s devices and technology give workers access to the information, applications and people they need to get their jobs done, everywhere. Zebra has earned its reputation for device quality, intuitive features and usability, ergonomics and ruggedization, all at a reasonable price point.
But regardless of the devices these frontline workers have at their disposal, they often encounter tremendously challenging work environments. Often, this is the result of poor network connectivity. At other times it’s simply because the security tools they use were not designed for mobility, and negatively impact the end user experience. Anything that causes a hit to productivity can not only be time-consuming to fix, it is generally very frustrating for end users who are simply trying to get their jobs done.
NetMotion for Zebra-equipped workers
NetMotion offers Zebra-equipped organizations a complete zero trust security posture alongside an optimized secure remote access experience for their workforce.
The NetMotion platform was designed to keep mobile workers connected. It eliminates disconnects and network drops through session persistence and traffic optimization. With 85% of public safety organizations in the US currently using NetMotion, it’s clear that the solution has proven itself valuable. In more recent times, with the vast increase in remote work, there’s no better time to give Zebra devices an extra performance boost.
But the NetMotion validation isn’t just about performance. NetMotion’s cloud-first platform provides secure remote access to every worker, on any network, in any location. This means every request for a resource is unique and analyzed in real-time to assess whether access should be granted. With NetMotion in place, IT leaders can rest assured that workers will remain connected and secure, wherever they need to be (without sacrificing on user experience).
Lastly, and some would say most importantly, NetMotion’s platform provides IT teams with complete visibility over the entire mobile workforce. This means when any issue arises, admins are proactively notified and can take appropriate policy action to resolve the situation and prevent the same issue from occurring again. IT tickets are diminished in most cases by over 30% upon deployment of NetMotion.
To the cloud and beyond
In a world where the majority of organizations are evaluating how best to move their technology stacks to the cloud, NetMotion can help. For example, if an organization uses Zebra devices that have historically connected to a physical, on-premise datacenter, deploying NetMotion can enormously smooth out the transition on a cloud-enabled SASE journey.
Not only does NetMotion’s cloud-first platform work to protect cloud and private cloud resources, it also supports on-premise applications and deployments. The shift to cloud cannot happen overnight. NetMotion’s role is to support companies as they move to SASE, while keeping users, devices and resources secure and functioning at the highest level.
How can you take advantage?
Any company using Zebra technologies today should take the time to evaluate NetMotion’s offering. Zebra’s official validation of the NetMotion platform for use with its hardware highlights the business value that these two solutions provide.
For more information, reach out to your Zebra representative or us here at NetMotion today.
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