Apperian unveils new password controls and single sign on in product update

Mobile app management (MAM) provider Apperian has announced updates to its platform with the aim of ‘increasing the security of enterprise mobile app data without compromising usability’.

The new capabilities include supporting single sign on with Touch ID on iOS devices, supporting the OAuth authentication protocol, as well as advanced password restrictions. The password restrictions include providing administrators with granular controls around password expiration time, password history, and how many failed attempts will force an account lockout.

The support for OAuth enables users to access mobile apps securely without having to create secret identity attributes in the Apperian platform, while Touch ID will ensure users do not have to enter a password when logging into the iOS App Catalog, or other apps with authentication policies.

“While enterprises must maintain their security posture in order to minimise risk and protect corporate assets and data against mobile threats, it should not be at the expense of the user’s experience,” said Mark Lorion, Apperian president and general manager in a statement.

“These enhancements ensure mobile administrators can enlist the highest level of data protection, while still keeping the end user experience seamless, increasing app adoption rates and driving productivity gains.”

Apperian was acquired by Arxan Technologies in January this year, with discussions between the companies going on for almost a year prior to the acquisition. Lorion said at the time that both companies shared an ‘app-centric’ philosophy.

The company issued research in April which found four in five respondents expected to expand their app portfolio over the next 12 months, with 57% saying they were concerned about corporate data on personal and other non-managed devices.

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