The challenge

Sealy, like many businesses, previously had BlackBerry as its mobile device of choice to provide email access. As BlackBerry’s availability and popularity declined, Sealy made the transition to iPhones. When making the switch, Sealy found that the new accessibility and flexibility that iPhones provided came with a new set of challenges – especially in terms of security.

Sealy’s employees across Australia are now using iPhones as a replacement for BlackBerry: sales staff, managers and executives are all using their phones at increasing rates for emails, training materials, reporting and other custom applications that Sealy has put together to help make the team more productive.

“We develop custom applications so that our users can do more work on the go, on their phone. With this flexibility, they don’t always have to boot up their laptops and this increases productivity.”

– Sealy of Australia

With this company-wide shift toward increased mobility and productivity, Sealy wanted to make sure its security strategy was adapting to cope. “We want to treat a handset just like a laptop, we always have endpoint security installed on laptops because they connect to our network, so a phone should be no different.”

The solution

Sealy has endpoint security and web filtering for its laptops. Sealy required a more capable web filtering solution designed for mobile devices. Security, non-compliant use and productivity drain were all increasing concerns. “There were no policies when employees left the office and continued to use the devices.” Sealy’s managed mobility services provider IMEI saw these needs and recommended Wandera to ensure proper protection of mobile data.

With a zero-touch deployment, Sealy saw the benefits of Wandera right away. From a management perspective, Sealy found deployment effortless. With full support from the Wandera team, it was incredibly simple to get set up. Confident with how easy it was to deploy Wandera across its corporate Australian devices, Sealy is now looking to roll this out to its BYOD fleet in Asia. With a new application developed for its employees in Asia, they will now be accessing internal networks—hence the need for Wandera—to make sure all internal networks are protected. Even if employees are using their personal devices to access corporate resources from different countries, Wandera allows admins insights and control from afar, all in real time.

“Wandera helps us make sure that, on corporate WiFi, the business apps are given the priority and bandwidth so they will run and perform.”

Company profile

Sealy of Australia is a quality mattress provider with six manufacturing sites throughout the country. Its flagship brand Sealy Posturepedic is Australia’s best selling premium bedding. As of 2001, in partnership with Tempur Sealy International, Sealy of Australia went global and now has a presence across 4 continents.