Category Archives: Mobile Iron

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MobileIron adds Apple macOS features to its enterprise mobility management tools

Category : Mobile Iron

The Apple Release from MobileIron gives a nod to enterprises that are increasingly adopting Macs but not managing them through central IT systems.

MobileIron launched its Apple Release that will integrate the macOS and add zero day compatibility support for iOS 11, which will launch in September.

The Apple Release from MobileIron gives a nod to enterprises that are increasingly adopting Macs, but not managing them through central IT systems.

MobileIron’s Apple Release will allow data protection on the Mac by securing application delivery and configurations. MobileIron Tunnel, which provides per app VPNs, is included along with cloud trusted access tools.

Apple Release features will include:

  • macOS support for the MobileIron Access and Tunnel tools
  • Policies to define which apps employees can download
  • MobileIron app distribution tools for the macOS as well as Apple’s Volume Purchase Program and Device Enrollment Program
  • In-house app support for software not in Apple’s Mac App Store
  • Pre-defined compliance actions
  • Restrictions through Sierra 10.12 release
  • And custom configurations

MobileIron supports Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows 10 for its enterprise mobility management platform.

Source: http://www.zdnet.com/article/mobileiron-adds-apple-macos-features-to-its-enterprise-mobility-management-tools/


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MobileIron Access Wins CyberSecurity Breakthrough Award for Application Security Solution of the Year

Category : Mobile Iron

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the security backbone for the multi-cloud enterprise, today announced that MobileIron Access has been selected as winner of the Mobile Security “Application Security Solution of the Year” award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies, and products in the global information security market today.

There are a variety of security risks that exist between devices and apps and the services to which they connect. For example:

  • Jailbroken device: An employee uses Office 365 mobile app to access business data from a jailbroken device. Business data is now on a hacked device.
  • Unauthorized Mac or PC: An employee syncs Google Drive files to a personal computer. Business data is now on an unsecured device.
  • Unauthorized cloud app: A salesperson downloads one of the dozens of apps that use APIs to connect to the salesforce.com cloud service. Business data is now in an unsecured mobile app.

The critical link between the mobile app and the cloud service, MobileIron Access solves these security risks by acting as a gate on the authentication path between the user and the cloud data. With MobileIron Access, only trusted users on trusted devices using trusted applications can get to that data. Untrusted users, apps, and devices are blocked.

“We believe we are the first to solve this problem and are proud to see MobileIron Access recognized by CyberSecurity Breakthrough,” said Barry Mainz, President and CEO, MobileIron. “Identity solutions and cloud gateways alone are insufficient because they lack visibility and control over the security posture of mobile devices and apps. MobileIron Access is the next generation of cloud security and lets our customers confidently expand their use of cloud services.”

The mission of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of information security categories, including Cloud Security, Threat Detection, Risk Management, Fraud Prevention, Mobile Security, Email Security and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the information security industry.

Source: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/company/press-room/press-releases/mobileiron-access-wins-cybersecurity-breakthrough-award


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MobileIron Bridge, Consistent security and efficient management across all devices

Category : Mobile Iron

Closing the EMM gap

MobileIron Bridge is the first solution to unify mobile and desktop operations for Windows 10 using a single console and communications channel so you can provision, secure, and manage Windows 10 PCs more cost-effectively and with greater agility.

Enforce actions from existing Powershell scripts

 

Deploy non-MSI applications through an enterprise app store

 

Define a peripheral device

 

   See the software on the device

 

Edit and manage the registry

 

Manage the file system and create desktop shortcuts

 

Determine hardware connected to the device

 

Remove bloatware from the device including system apps

 

Lower PC management TCO up to 80%

Our TCO Toolkit will help you calculate the potential savings your deployment environmet.


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Go Beyond the Limits of Airwatch

Category : Mobile Iron

Today, many organizations still rely on a variety of tools and technologies to enable basic MDM and essential apps like email and calendar. But staying competitive requires a modern mobile infrastructure that goes beyond the basics and enables true business transformation by supporting secure, cloud-based business apps and data on any device or network.

To achieve this transformation, companies also have to move beyond a vendor that is more focused on integrating and selling proprietary solutions than on meeting mobile and cloud security requirements. Now is the time for AirWatch customers to seriously evaluate whether their implementation can meet their current and future mobile business requirements. See how MobileIron can provide the in-depth focus and expertise to deliver a highly productive user experience, world-class innovation and scalability, and experienced technology leadership customers can count on.

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What’s New with MobileIron EMM

Category : Mobile Iron

We are excited to bring you another new release of MobileIron enterprise mobility management (EMM). Let me tell you about some of the powerful new features now available to support macOS, Android enterprise and Windows 10 mobile devices and desktops. The following updates are included in the on-prem version of the MobileIron EMM platform.

macOS support

Macs continue to gain acceptance in the enterprise, and we have extended the reach of MobileIron EMM to help you secure and manage them alongside your organization’s iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile devices and desktops. You now have additional visibility into the encryption status of Macs, which enables you to easily identify desktops that present increased security risks due to lack of encryption, and take corrective actions. And speaking of encryption and security, you can now use MobileIron EMM to activate Apple’s FileVault 2 encryption on a Mac’s primary drive in order to protect data at rest. Also included in our macOS enhancements is the ability to use Apps Gatekeeper, which enables you to specify the conditions in which apps are allowed to be downloaded and executed on Macs you manage. This provides another line of defense against malicious apps. Also important to point out is that you can now distribute apps on Macs, and use labels and corporate-based VPP to assign correct apps to users, just as you do with iOS. Not only is the complete app inventory visible in the MobileIron EMM console, but the App Catalog also supports features such as description and rating, categories and search. Also important to note is that you can now define Policy and Compliance for Macs, just as you do for Android, iOS and Windows 10 mobile devices and desktops. Account creation during DEP (Apple’s Device Enrollment program) enables you to specify admin account and primary user account creation. And finally, we are pleased to report that all Mac restrictions (through Sierra 10.12) are now supported.

Secure Android enterprise deployments

We’ve also introduced some nice enhancements for Android enterprise (formerly Android for Work). First, you can now manage runtime permissions on behalf of your users. This means you can prevent apps from accessing too many permissions, or enable permissions for apps (e.g., allowing location permissions for navigation apps), so that your users aren’t forced to make the determination . Another feature I’d like to point out is the ability to restrict input methods and accessibility services. Why is this important? Because Android input methods (keyboards) and accessibility services are shared between work and personal profiles. This poses security challenges, as some keyboard apps are a springboard for the introduction of malware. For example, some keyboard apps track keystrokes and see what’s on the user’s screen. So, to combat this potential intrusion, you can now whitelist only keyboards that you have deemed trustworthy. Also included in this release of MobileIron EMM is a new feature for Android enterprise that helps to keep your corporate Android devices protected and secure by enforcing the Google Play Verify Apps. This feature requires security verification of apps in order to prevent harmful activities. And finally, using MobileIron EMM, you can enable or disable a system app in the work profile or work managed device. For instance, as you know a set of applications are often included in the system image by the device OEM or the carrier. If you feel that some of these apps are not desirable, or perhaps required but not made available (e.g., system camera), you can easily override system defaults to make changes as you see fit.

Improved Windows 10 support

Now let me share with you some of the key updates we’ve made in support of Windows 10 mobile devices and desktops. First up, you now have the ability to schedule a window of time in which large applications can be installed, whether UWP, MSI Wrapped Win32, or simply Win32. This means that you can prevent the installation of large applications during times that will likely cause performance degradation (and a dose of frustration) for your users. Next, MobileIron EMM now gives you additional control over your Windows 10 devices. For example, you can now restrict access to Control Panel, Task Manager, File Explorer, Registry Editor, USB access and write access to USB/removable storage devices. This helps to improve security for your organization. We’ve also introduced new controls to enable configuration of Outlook clients for your Windows 10 devices (requires MobileIron Bridge). The client can be used with both Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2013. Another improvement you should know about is the ability to control additional Windows 10 desktop settings, including desktop background, lock screen, screensaver and desktop shortcuts (also requires MobileIron Bridge). Control of these settings from your MobileIron EMM console means better manageability and an improved user experience.

Custom branding for Apps@Work

Before we wrap up here, one other new feature I want to make sure you are are of is Apps@Work custom branding. As a reminder, Apps@Work is an enterprise application storefront that manages both in-house developed apps and third-party business apps that can be delivered to your users. You can now include a customized logo, colors, splash screen and name for your enterprise app store. In doing so, you can ensure that the user experience is consistent with your corporate branding. This added level of familiarity will help to reduce user confusion, as well as the number of help desk calls.

So, there you have it, the top highlights of our latest release of MobileIron EMM. I hope that you found this information to be helpful, and invite you stay tuned for additional updates down the road.

Source: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/smartwork-blog/what%E2%80%99s-new-mobileiron-emm

Author: Matthew Law


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Streamline daily workflows to drive business

Category : Mobile Iron

Move beyond inefficient, paper-based processes with mobile apps and devices that drive operational efficiency and cost savings across your enterprise.

Easily secure and scale mobile fleet deployments

With enterprise mobility and mobile device managementsolutions, IT can quickly adopt mobile-based workflows to manage technologies such as retail point-of-sale, information kiosks, field data entry, and more. The ability to provision, track, lock down, and update devices from a central console also makes it easier to meet compliance requirements.

  • Automate enrollment via technologies such as the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP), Android for Work, and Samsung KNOX bulk enrollment.
  • Provision apps through the Apple Volume Purchase Program (VPP).
  • Lock down devices using iOS supervised mode, single-app mode, or Android kiosk mode to prevent tampering.
  • Leverage multi-user capabilities to simplify device sharing between shift workers.
  • Automatically push app and configuration updates without requiring manual intervention.
  • Monitor device compliance and take corrective action via the EMM platform.
  • Configure and apply security policies to meet compliance regulations such as PCI and HIPAA.

 


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Mobile Document Management with Docs@Work

Category : Mobile Iron

Content is the lifeblood of the enterprise. Today companies face a proliferation of content that is viewed on mobile devices.

Users with mobile devices need easy and secure access to the documents that are essential for their work, where they can easily view content, make edits and share that content securely with their colleagues, without compromising corporate data. The challenge lies in the Mobile IT team being able to provide a native mobile content management experience for users without sacrificing document security.

MobileIron Docs@Work provides an intuitive way to access, annotate, share, and view documents across a variety of email, on-premise and cloud content management systems, enabling complete Mobile Content Management for the enterprise. Data loss prevention (DLP) controls are set by IT to protect documents from unauthorized distribution and end users can be more productive with integrated editing capabilities. Docs@Work controls whether third-party apps can access stored documents and utilizes policies and permissions set in MobileIron Core.

Docs@Work Features Include:

Secure Content Hub

Allows the user to securely view and store documents in specific apps on their device. The secure content hub can selectively wipe documents when a user or device falls out of compliance and blocks clipboard actions for enterprise content.

Email Attachment Control

Emails are scanned for attachments and then filtered. If necessary, “open in” access is blocked to the attachments so that only Docs@Work can open the attachment.

Content Repository Access

Mobile users have secure access to an array of content across on-premise and cloud repositories such as SharePoint, OneDrive Pro, Office 365, Box and Dropbox. Users can be more productive and easily access a range of content from one mobile app and IT can establish key policies to ensure enterprise content is secured.

Automatic and Secure Tunneling to Enterprise Content Repositories

Accessing content is secure and easy with Single Sign On (SSO) and per App VPN for Docs@Work. An end-­user can easily access enterprise content repositories behind the corporate firewall without needing a separate VPN.

Integrated Editing and Upload to Source Repositories

With Docs@Work, users can mark-up documents downloaded from content repositories or saved from email attachments. Edited documents on the mobile device can be securely stored or shared with colleagues and re-uploaded to available repositories. Docs@Work supports annotation for PDF and non-­PDF document types.

Published Sites

With Docs@Work Published Sites, content administrators can proactively push important content to a user’s device. All content is securely stored, synchronized and available for offline viewing. Administrators can choose which content or repository locations should be distributed, based on a variety of device and user attributes, such as enterprise directory group membership.

Docs@Work Security Manager

Docs@Work Security Manager provides an additional level of security and visibility. It allows organizations to set document upload, download, edit, expiration policies and selectively wipe specific documents off a device. For example, if a pricelist must be updated every 30 days, Docs@Work Security Manager can ensure that the expired document is wiped from the device and updated with the new one. Docs@Work Security Manager activities trail provides visibility into work documents accessed, when and by whom they were accessed and on what device. Enforcement actions takes are also tracked providing granular reporting that supports the compliance strategy of the organization.

Source: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/products/product-overview/docswork


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Simplify deployment, improve productivity, and increase security with MobileIron’s Slack integration

Category : Mobile Iron

As mobile devices become the defacto standard for employee productivity it is easy to get tunnel vision around securing the mobile devices and miss opportunities to improve efficiency and communication. Sometimes we need to take a step back from our email and employee request system and ask, “what is the next exciting project I am going to work on that drives a positive impact on my company?”

Let me give you an idea to spur your inspiration. MobileIron is excited to offer an integration with Slack, compatible with their new version of the Slack Enterprise Grid mobile app that supports improved deployment and security using AppConfig standards. AppConfig is the industry wide standard to support deployment and security of enterprise mobile applications.

Key facts you need to know:

  1. Supports AppConfig – Slack’s new app supports EMM configuration, improving deployment and security. Since Slack is using AppConfig standards, you can trust that it will work across multiple device versions.
  2. Simple to deploy – Improving deployment and first-use experience are essential to locking in success of the project. The process to import and configure will have you up and testing within minutes. When you report back on adoption numbers, you can be assured that you presented end users with the best experience. For deployment details visit our <a href=”http://marketplace.mobileiron.com/listing/slack</a>.</li>&#10;&#9;<li><b>Secure communication throughout your enterprise</b> – Slack is SOC 2 Type I & II, SOC 3, and HIPAA compliant as well as enforcing <a data-cke-saved-href=” https:=”” slack.com=”” security”=””>other security standards for their service. When combined with MobileIron security your deployment sits on a top tier of security infrastructure, protecting your corporate information.

Your employees are spending more time on their mobile devices and your ability to support their need for user-friendly and secure communication is foundational to your company’s success. The new version of Slack’s Enterprise Grid mobile application enables you to deploy quickly and securely giving you and your company a quick win for productivity.

Source: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/smartwork-blog/slack-integration

Author: Pearce Aurigemma


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MobileIron customers are all-in on Apple for business transformation

Category : Mobile Iron

In Apple’s Q2 earnings call, Luca Maestri stated that Apple’s “products continue to be extremely popular and drive more business transformation in the enterprise market,” without sharing any specific details. Today, Apple released very positive results in their Q3 earnings call, and while Luca continued to withhold information on enterprise share of revenue, he provided several insights on enterprise growth, including corporate customers’ high purchase intent for the next quarter (iPhone 78%; iPad 70%). Apple’s enterprise adoption is not at all surprising to MobileIron as a leading Enterprise Mobility Management solutions provider.

Our enterprise customers are going long on Apple iOS deployments across industry segments and at an accelerating pace in regulated businesses such as Healthcare, BioPharma, Government, and Financial Services. Not surprisingly, all of our customers have iOS devices. Even more interesting is the fact that customers who are implementing mobility to create competitive advantage and introduce new business models are selecting Apple as their platform of choice.

The reasons for selecting iOS for large-scale and strategic deployments are simple:

  • Excellent end-user experience: From a user perspective, mobile workflow transformation in large enterprises requires compelling and focused apps with great usability and near-zero learning curves. The apps and systems integration ecosystem has to be comprehensive, and there is none deeper than Apple’s.
  • A secure platform: The OS and hardware platform must be intrinsically secure. Apple has achieved that and continues to enhance privacy and security capabilities with laser focus. Those strengths create trust at all levels of enterprise decision makers from executives to professionals to hourly staffers.
  • Ease of rapid, large-scale deployment: The main reason for large-scale enterprise adoption is the OS and program level integration that makes Apple platforms the easiest to deploy rapidly, predictably, and reliably to any number of employees, even millions globally, on short notice.

Deploying hundreds of thousands of desktops in a legacy distributed computing environment used to take years. Today enterprises can deploy an equivalent number of Apple iOS devices in weeks. Streamlined large-scale deployment is what Apple has uniquely solved; there is no equivalent, only imitators. Streamlined deployment requires a continuum of system-level integration points and carefully executed programs. Huge companies can now orchestrate the introduction of business transforming mobile workflows and manage their life cycles with minimal if any end-user interaction. Using the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and the apps Volume Purchasing Program (VPP) managed by Apple’s Mobile Device Management framework makes the task so simple that thousands of devices can be deployed to doctors, traders, scientists, or production line engineers in minutes, in just a few steps.

As of Q1 2017, 15-20% of MobileIron’s customers were using DEP to go big with their mobile plans including companies such as Davey Tree Expert CompanySt. Joseph Health, and Buurtzorg. All of these customers were managing multiple business applications to transform their business. Over the course of the next few weeks we will highlight a few of these groundbreaking customers who have shifted their legacy operations to a mobile iOS-based architecture secured and managed by MobileIron. To take the next step, check out our guide: MobileIron and iOS: The Security Backbone for the Modern Enterprise.

Source: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/smartwork-blog/mobileiron-customers-are-all-apple-business-transformation

Author: Cat Reu


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MobileIron Continues Track Record of Security Innovation with 55th Patent

Category : Mobile Iron

MobileIron, the security backbone for the multi-cloud enterprise, today announced that it has been issued 15 new patents in 2017 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), bringing the company total to 55. These new patents relate to key aspects of enterprise data security, including data loss prevention (DLP) controls for mobile apps, trusted access to cloud services, optimized data encryption, secure copy and paste, and multi-factor authentication.

MobileIron's Logo. (PRNewsfoto/MobileIron)

“Security innovation is MobileIron’s DNA,” said Ojas Rege, Chief Strategy Officer, MobileIron. “From our earliest innovations, like the secure enterprise app store, jailbreak detection, BYOD privacy, and mobile certificate management, to this latest set of patents, our engineers continue to design and build the security foundation for modern enterprise computing.”

The following patents have been granted to MobileIron to date in 2017:

  • Patent 9,712,492: Syndicating device and application management (July 18, 2017)
  • Patent 9,703,981: Mobile device data encryption (July 11, 2017)
  • Patent 9,672,338: Managing applications across multiple management domains (June 6, 2017)
  • Patent 9,668,124: Rule based mobile device management delegation (May 30, 2017)
  • Patent 9,665,731: Preventing content data leak on mobile devices (May 30, 2017)
  • Patent 9,660,963: Adaptive encryption optimization (May 23, 2017)
  • Patent 9,641,344: Multiple factor authentication in an identity certificate service (May 2, 2017)
  • Patent 9,634,999: Mobile device key management (April 25, 2017)
  • Patent 9,633,214: Self-removal of enterprise app data (April 25, 2017)
  • Patent 9,607,176: Secure copy and paste of mobile app data (March 28, 2017)
  • Patent 9,559,907: Remote verification for configuration updates (January 31, 2017)
  • Patent 9,548,982: Secure controlled access to authentication servers (January 17, 2017)
  • Patent 9,544,752: Mobile activity intelligence (January 10, 2017)
  • Patent 9,544,288: Messaging gateway (January 10, 2017)
  • Patent 9,537,835: Secure mobile app connection bus (January 3, 2017)

The MobileIron platform was built to secure and manage corporate data in a world where devices are used for both personal and professional activities. MobileIron incorporates identity, context, and privacy enforcement to set the appropriate level of access to enterprise data and services. With MobileIron, IT can secure corporate information wherever it lives while preserving employee privacy.

Source: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/company/press-room/press-releases/mobileiron-continues-track-record-security-innovation-55th-patent


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