Apperian and Mocana Partner to Secure Mobile Business Apps
September 10, 2012
By Mandira Srivastava
, TMCnet Contributor
Apperian (News - Alert), company who pioneered enterprise mobile application management (MAM) has partnered with Mocana to fully integrate Mocana's Mobile App Protection (MAP) product into Apperian's Enterprise App Service Environment (EASE) platform. The new premium EASE capability -- "App Wrapping" - delivers true self-protecting security wrapping for enterprise apps, on all types of devices - both managed and unmanaged.
According to a press release, customers can use Mocana (News - Alert) MAP product's patent-pending app security-wrapping technology to secure corporate apps and associated data, thus enabling them to safely deploy apps to BYOD smartphones and tablets. Enterprises using Apperian's EASE platform with App Wrapping can now add fine-grained security policies such as data encryption, secure copy/paste control, secure data in transit via MAP's app-level VPN and passphrase authentication into existing apps without source code changes. The wrapping protects apps' corporate data both within and outside of the enterprise.
Alan Murray, Apperian senior vice president of product said, "App Wrapping, powered by Mocana MAP technology, gives our customers access to this wrapping technology, provides best-in-class extra security capabilities and enables businesses to manage and protect data on any corporate, employee, partner or customer-owned device."
Mocana MAP powered App Wrapping completes Apperian's vision of the new mobile application lifecycle. The EASE platform establishes a new industry baseline for evaluating the completeness of mobile application management solution offerings. Apperian's EASE platform bundles a complete process -- from app sourcing to deployment, including a processes for preparing the apps.
The process includes malware checks and auditing the code; securing the apps before they go out by enabling them to encrypt their own data, and attaching an MDM profile if needed; managing the app with compliance reporting; allowing enterprise single sign-on and role-based access or device management; and finally publishing them and soliciting user feedback, enabling ratings and crowd sourcing, pushing them to a custom catalog and providing the ability to remove them.
"Mocana MAP complements market-leading mobile management platforms to provide best-in-class data protection across both iOS and Android (News - Alert) devices, and the Apperian EASE platform is one of the industry's most comprehensive solutions for real mobile application management because it was developed by the company that defined the space," said Kurt Stammberger, CISSP, vice president of market development at Mocana.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman