Globo targets new secure mobile app development platform at regulated industriesMarch 3, 2015
Article by: Fred Donovan, Senior Editor of FierceMobileIT & FierceITSecurity
Enterprise mobility management firm Globo unveiled Tuesday a mobile app development platform targeted at security-conscious firms in regulated industries, such as the financial, legal and healthcare sectors.
Globo said that its GO!AppZone platform provides encryption for secure development, deployment and management of mobile apps, which meets federal security standards. The company asserted that it is the only company to offer this level of mobile lifecycle management security.
“If I create an application with our studio, the data as it goes from the handheld back to the server would be encrypted at that FIPS 140-2 level, which is rock-solid from a security standpoint,” Paul DePond, vice president of technology and innovation at Globo, told FierceMobileIT.
“More and more companies are getting interested in app development, especially in the mid-market, and we wanted to be able to anticipate their needs, especially with recent breaches … I think the legal folks [in healthcare] are going to push to make encryption a mandatory requirement, rather than a voluntary one,” DePond added.
The GO!AppZone platform has also improved support for back-end system data integration and developer access to device functionality. Apps developed using this platform can then be deployed in the GO!Enterprise Secure Workspace EMM platform.
In addition, Globo unveiled improvements to its GO!Enterprise EMM platform designed to meet the needs of companies with shift-based employees who often share devices. Customers can secure and manage work environments for both one device-to-one user and one device-to-many users.
The EMM platform update includes new features that allow greater integration with the enterprise network such as certificate management.
“We find that as companies get bigger, they are putting more emphasis on certificates because it is an easy way to deal with managing thousands of devices and end users … Banks and healthcare firms are definitely moving in that direction,” DePond said.