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Mobile Device Management Provider MobileIron Launches AppConnect


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September 29, 2011

Mobile Device Management Provider MobileIron Launches AppConnect

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

MobileIron, a provider of secure solutions for mobile device management and mobile app management, has just launched their latest mobile app management product, MobileIron AppConnect, enabling enterprises to secure company data across the lifecycle of their mobile apps, from deployment to usage to retirement.

Simultaneously with its launch, the company signed six mobile app partners for the product including Accellion, Box,  GoodReader, GroupLogic, NitroDesk,  Quickoffice,  Roambi,  Wyse PocketCloud and Xora.

As mobile apps quickly become essential business tools, untrusted apps carry increasingly greater risks for company data loss. Mobile device management and mobile app management are crucial in ensuring data security and compliance.  

MobileIron AppConnect secures both company-developed apps as well as select third-party apps that can be found at the App Store, Android (News - Alert) Market and other mobile app distribution services, the company said in a press release. The mobile app management solution will be available to MobileIron customers and developers at no additional charge.

With this innovative product, the mobile device management company is powering a solution that secures both app “data at rest” and “data in motion” through a host of capabilities including authentication of users, configuration of the app, authorization of app usage based on device posture, access control, analytics and removal of the app.

“MobileIron AppConnect extends MobileIron’s proven security framework to apps and is the latest phase in our vision of enterprise app security and management,” said Ojas Rege, VP of Product, MobileIron, in a statement.

“The first phase was to secure the enterprise against rogue apps through our App Control policy engine. The second was to give IT a way to securely distribute apps to users via our Enterprise App Storefront. The third, with MobileIron AppConnect, is to secure app ‘data at rest’ and ‘data in motion’ across the entire app lifecycle,” Rege added.

 MobileIron AppConnect partners deliver some of the best workplace apps currently on the market and partners will be featured as recommended apps in MobileIron’s Enterprise App Storefront, accelerating their distribution into the enterprise customer base.

The beta version of MobileIron AppConnect will be available to app developers in Q4 2011.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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