Mobile Security Challenges
IT needs control, oversight, and enforcement of mobile devices, applications, and corporate data. The proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace — from smartphones or tablets to corporate-owned, personally enabled (COPE) or bring your own device (BYOD) — continues to present challenges to your enterprise IT organization with having to on-board, provision, and secure a growing number of device models, platforms, and operating system versions. This includes the definition and enforcement of acceptable usage policies and protecting against lost, stolen, or compromised devices.
Consumer mobility solutions lack critical enterprise security features like encryption, policy-based access control, data loss prevention, user provisioning, and central management. In addition, an enterprise mobility strategy has to address the challenges integrating a wide range of devices with backend systems and the need to comply with security standards in regulated industries (HIPPA).
A comprehensive end-to-end security strategy secures all components of a mobility deployment including users, apps, content, devices, and networks. It also places security at the core of all stages of the mobile application lifecycle providing IT with the ability to securely create and manage mobile apps starting from the procurement and design/development/testing stages all the way to distribution, securing, and management of mobile apps. It provides a secure application development environment and deployment infrastructure built on key solutions like mobile device management, mobile application management, secure workspace, office productivity, and mobile application development platform.
Securing the Mobile Device
Mobile Device Management (MDM) provides organizations real-time, over-the-air visibility and control over a diverse fleet of mobile devices regardless of operating system and device ownership. MDM provides key features like security policy creation, detection of compromised device, compliance management and enforcement, centralized monitoring and device statistics, report generation, FIPS 140-2 certified encryption, integration with enterprise email systems, Network Access Controllers and certificate management for authentication.
Securing Mobile Apps
Mobile Application Management allows you to deploy enterprise apps over the air, perform zero-touch updates, manage configurations, and decommission apps easily. It provides an enterprise app catalog with the ability to remotely install and uninstall apps, white list and blacklist apps for compliance with corporate policy, take enforcement/remediation actions, and integrate with public apps stores.
Secure Workspace solutions use a secure container for keeping corporate and personal apps and data separate. They include key security features that minimize the risk of unauthorized access, data leakage and other security breaches. These features are built-in to the solution with no need for integration of third-party mobile security solutions. A secure workspace includes features by default like end-to-end FIPS 140-2 validated encryption for data at rest and in transit, user authentication and single sign-on, remediation features like remote lock and wipe, user passcode, enforcement of data loss prevention measures like copy-paste control, geo-tracking, detailed usage monitoring and logging.
Secure Office Productivity
A mobile productivity and collaboration suite enables secure and controlled access to enterprise systems like email, files, contacts, calendar, tasks, and notes from any mobile device. Employees can securely access the corporate intranet and internal web applications through the secure browser. They can collaborate while on the go, using secure instant messaging and gain secure access to corporate and cloud-based file repositories. A built-in document editor allows creation, preview and editing of office documents either stored within the secure container or remotely accessed. The embedded camera of the mobile device is used to capture photos or videos that are automatically stored in the secure container.
Secure Custom Mobile Apps
The ability to procure or rapidly develop custom mobile apps that enhance the productivity of your mobile workforce is a critical part of the mobile application lifecycle. A mobile application development platform should provide an integrated development environment (IDE) for rapid visual development of custom in-house mobile apps that are hosted in the secure workspace container. The IDE provides rich functionality and advanced features that enable even novice developers to build mobile business apps with built-in security features that integrate with back-end systems seamlessly and are cross-platform.
The GO!Enterprise and GO!AppZone portfolios are complete enterprise mobility solutions that offer comprehensive end-to-end mobile security capabilities for enterprises delivered using mobile device management, secure workspace and mobile application development solutions.
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