|[August 28, 2013]
MobileSpaces 2.0 Provides Uniform App Security for iOS 7 and Android
SILVER SPRING, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Enterprise mobile security startup MobileSpaces
is the first mobile security vendor to support iOS 7 with the general
availability of MobileSpaces 2.0. Combined with MobileSpaces Android (News - Alert)
support, MobileSpaces is the only solution that uniformly secures all
iOS and Android apps for the enterprise.
Enterprises are confronted by two major technology trends with
increasing use of mobile apps by workers and BYOD. Apple's (News - Alert) iOS7 is the
first industry standard that secures any enterprise app, but only for
iPhones and iPads. A successful BYOD initiative requires similar
security for Android since consumers buy both and in fact, the sale of
Android devices is far outpacing that of iOS. MobileSpaces 2.0 is the
only solution that empowers companies to choose the apps they need while
letting employees choose the devices they want.
As the app economy continues to boom with the addition
of 20,000 mobile apps every month, these apps have become an
intrinsic part of everyday life. Whether using applications for personal
use or as a vital part of their business workflow, consumers are
demanding a flawless and unencumbered user experience. Compared to
traditional IT vendors who secure only a few dozen mobile apps for both
iOS and Android, MobileSpaces 2.0 offers unrivalled freedom and
flexibility by securing millions of mobile applications regardless of
employee device choice.
"There is a rapidly expanding innovation gap in enterprise mobility.
Today, almost two million apps are publicly available but enterprises
can't use them for work because their MDM vendors can't secure them,"
said David Goldschlag, former VP Mobile at McAfee (News - Alert) and now MobileSpaces
CEO and co-founder. "Proprietary mobile enterprise ecosystems are
holding IT app strategies hostage, limiting app choice to just a few
dozen iOS and Android apps and preventing IT from fully harnessing BYOD."
MobileSpaces 2.0 combines Apple's iOS7 app management capabilities with
app virtualization technology for Android to create a trusted BYOD
workspace that supports any mobile app. In contrast, security solutions
from leading MDM and container vendors utilize SDK and app-wrapping
approaches for app security. Enterprise app choice is restricted to the
apps in their vendor's ecosystem. These vendors measure their ecosystem
growth in single or double digits while the public app economy is
growing by the thousands.
In addition, because each vendor secures mobile apps in a proprietary
way, enterprises are locked into their vendor's app ecosystem, trapping
their mobile app investment. MobileSpaces gives control back to the
enterprise, allowing IT to select any mobile app for workspace use and
assign it via policy without modification to the user's device. This
gives employees a tailored workspace for their job while preserving how
apps are licensed, distributed and updated.
"No longer are employees just accessing emails on their phones for work.
The app-centric enterprise is upon us, and people are using their mobile
devices to increase their productivity while on the go," said Chris
Hazelton, Research Director of Mobile and Wireless, at 451 Research.
"Enterprises that want to stay ahead of the curve realize the need to
secure mobile apps on employees' iOS and Android devices. iOS 7 is the
biggest update for the enterprise to date, and with over-the-air updates
for Apple devices, employees will be bringing this OS and new versions
of enterprise apps into the enterprise on day one, so IT will need to be
MobileSpaces 2.0 lets enterprises focus on choosing apps for business
and not worry about devices. For more information on how MobileSpaces
2.0 secures and empowers the app-centric enterprise, please visit
MobileSpaces helps enterprises mobilize their applications, govern their
data, and respect the privacy of their employees. MobileSpaces offers a
BYOD policy-managed workspace that protects mobile enterprise apps and
data against loss and leakage. Founded in 2011 (as CellSec) by
experienced enterprise security executives and engineers from McAfee and
Check Point Software, MobileSpaces is headquartered outside of
Washington, DC, has offices near Tel-Aviv, Israel, and is backed by
Accel Partners (News - Alert) and Marker LLC. Learn more at MobileSpaces.com.
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