Bitglass unveils new agentless mobile security patent, takes aim at MDM

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Enterprise data security provider Bitglass has secured a new patent around agentless mobile security, the company has announced.

The patent, US #9,553,867, available to view here (registration required), enables Bitglass to synchronise a lost, stolen or deprovisioned device with a null mail or calendar account. In other words, it represents an operation where no agent – a service, daemon or process – needs to run in the background of a...

By James Bourne, 26 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Healthcare becoming more mobile but one in four firms concerned over MDM

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More than a quarter of healthcare organisations are less than confident in their chosen mobile device management (MDM) in batting away security attacks, according to a new report from Jamf.

The study, which was conducted by analyst firm Vanson Bourne, found a refreshingly high number of healthcare firms going in with mobility at the outset; 83% say they currently provide mobile devices to caregiving staff. Yet the same number cited security as the highest priority concern with...

By James Bourne, 23 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Highlights from the Enterprise Mobility Exchange: What type of user are you?

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A couple of weeks ago, the App47 team attended Enterprise Mobility Exchange 2016 in Las Vegas. EME is a who’s who of thought leaders in the enterprise mobility space, and is always a great opportunity for our team to talk to other businesses about what’s working, what isn’t, and what’s on the horizon in the industry.

We’d be here all day if we recapped everything we discussed at EME, so instead, we’ll focus on a...

By App47, 06 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM.

Samsung acquires Tachyon for ‘last mile’ of mobile configuration

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Samsung has announced the acquisition of Tachyon, an enterprise mobile device configuration and development software provider, to assist with the “last mile” of configuration for Samsung’s enterprise mobile customers.

Washington-based Tachyon, a spinoff of Kaprica Security, helps with the deployment of Samsung Android smartphones and tablets in organisations, automating device configuration and reducing the time of rollouts. The company has customers in a...

By James Bourne, 27 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Samsung.

“There aren’t any instructions in place on BYOD here...the employer is cool with it”

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More than half of respondents in a survey from anti-virus security provider Trustlook say they have never received company instructions for using a personal device at work, while more than three quarters are not familiar with their company’s MDM solution.

The study, which aimed to examine BYOD trends and best practices and polled 320 Trustlook mobile security users, also found that only 39% of companies surveyed have a formal BYOD policy in place even though 70% of employees...

By James Bourne, 20 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Picking an EMM vendor? Here’s what to consider

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In the last five or so years, the complexity of enterprise mobility systems has increased considerably. More devices and more mobile work by employees means companies must find solutions which enable management in and out of the office—and even on employee devices the company doesn’t own.

As this transition to mobile work has taken place, we’ve also seen a rise in the number of companies - such as App47 - offering their own unique solutions to enterprise mobility management....

By App47, 18 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

The evolution of device management - and what comes next

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By Mark Dunkerley, collaboration and mobile technology manager, bottling investments group, Coca-Cola Company

Device management within the enterprise is ready to evolve and disrupt current models. Changes over the last several years in the demand and usage of technology has changed the way we need to manage and deploy technology to users in the enterprise. Long gone are the days...

By VMware AirWatch, 13 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

The MDM privacy dilemma: How millennial habits are reshaping BYOD policies

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Millennials are a generation whose expectations of workplace communication and productivity set them apart from – and often come in direct conflict with – previous generations. Deeply reliant on the latest smartphones and tablets, millennials have been integral in driving bring your own device (BYOD) programs that allow access to corporate data from personal devices. But while the BYOD phenomenon has accelerated productivity and led to greater overall employee...

By Rich Campagna, 07 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Employee Education, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Bitglass warms of ‘MDM mayhem’ in latest research

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Cloud access security provider Bitglass has warned of ‘MDM mayhem’ in the results of its latest study which argues mobile device management (MDM) software contains major privacy issues for users.

The report got volunteers to test unnamed MDM products for a week, and through routing mobile traffic through a corporate proxy, normally used in MDM to inspect traffic for malware, found a number of alarming findings, from being able to see employees’ personal email inboxes...

By James Bourne, 24 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Privacy, Security.

Tangoe moves into ‘mobility as a service’ offering as next step up from TEM

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Telecoms expense management (TEM) provider Tangoe has announced the launch of a managed mobility ‘as a service’ (MaaS) offering, which includes device provisioning, management, and a 24/7 help desk functionality.

The move, which utilises Tangoe’s Matrix Mobility product, also enables enterprises who partner with Tangoe to benefit from reporting, analytics and cost saving, as well as HR information setup and a consulting process. Alongside this, Tangoe is also becoming...

By James Bourne, 17 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Apperian gains patent for Dynamic Policy Engine that discards need for SDKs or code modification

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Apperian is looking to redefine enterprise mobility management with a new patent for its Dynamic Policy Engine that facilitates the addition of security, identity and management policies without the need for software development kits (SDKs) or code modification. The approach differs from traditional offerings in that it is able to apply and make updates to app policies...

By Enterprise CIO, 05 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: MDM, Mobile.

The challenges of balancing employee privacy and corporate security in BYOD

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Corporate data protection and employee privacy are typically mutually exclusive, leaving IT departments in a tough spot. Employees want to remain productive while on the go and often prefer to bring their own mobile devices to work. But unmanaged devices with access to corporate data increase the risk that sensitive corporate data will leak. On the one hand, IT needs a flexible and effective solution that enables secure mobile access to corporate data and apps. On the other hand, employees need privacy...

By Rich Campagna, 20 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: BYOD, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

iOS 9.3 and EMM: Five new features that matter

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We are excited about new capabilities that Apple is introducing in iOS 9.3 to address organisational use cases; this may very well be the first time Apple has introduced this much new content in a point release. When you look at all the things Apple is doing with the Volume Purchase Program (VPP), the Device Enrollment Program (DEP), and the newest capabilities introduced in iOS 9.3, it is clear that Apple...

By MobileIron, 23 March 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, MDM.

The enterprise mobility security problem: What's going wrong?

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There’s a security problem in enterprise mobility.

Don’t believe us? Just ask other organisations trying to address security. According to a global survey of 900 IT decision makers by Gemalto, 95% of IT departments are battling with security challenges in their attempt to increase user mobility within their organisation.

And then there are the lists. You...

By App47, 06 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM, Security.

Mobile security 101: Eight must-haves to protect mobile data

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The new EU Data Protection regulation will hold any company or individual that processes data responsible for its protection, including third parties such as cloud providers. While expected to be implemented in 2017, several countries are getting a head start and are already issuing their own regulations. For example, the Federal German Data Protection Act, includes strict guidelines on how company data should be stored, used, and accessed from...

By Stephan Romeder, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, Malware, MAM, MDM, Security.

How Milton Keynes Council is using enterprise mobility to hotdesk and free office space

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Enterprise mobility management solutions provider Globo has announced that Milton Keynes Council is utilising its technology to enable its employees to work more flexibly and save office space.

The move, which currently manages 300 devices with plans to move to 1100, will “play a key role in maintaining services to the town’s growing population in the face of pressure on resources,” according to Paul Wheeler, the council’s head of IT strategic...

By James Bourne, 21 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Case Studies, Employees, Enterprise Mobility, MDM.

Vox Mobile completes $6.7m round of funding to improve enterprise mobile rollouts

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Vox Mobile, the Ohio-based firm which offers ‘enterprise mobility as a service’, has closed a $6.7 million funding round, which the company describes as “strategic investment.”

The funding was led by TELUS Ventures, and included contributions from Mutual Capital Partners Funds, Edison Partners and Permal Capital.

Vox is essentially a middle man to organisations looking at deploying enterprise mobility solutions. Among the products offered are mobility management...

By James Bourne, 19 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, M&A, MDM, Security.

Gartner’s latest EMM Magic Quadrant: The leader, the visionary, and the niche player view

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Analyst house Gartner has released its latest enterprise mobility management (EMM) Magic Quadrant, with not much difference on the surface to the 2014 iteration but a few more subtle changes.

The EMM quadrant – which was changed from mobile device management (MDM) in 2014 to reflect the changing landscape – still has the same five players as its leaders; AirWatch by VMware, MobileIron, Citrix, IBM and Good Technology. Yet small changes within the top right square are...

By James Bourne, 10 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Microsoft, Research.

Lookout puts its money where its mouth is and launches Mobile Threat Protection for enterprise

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San Francisco-based mobile security firm Lookout has uncovered many mobile threats in recent months, and now it is unveiling Mobile Threat Protection, a product set which allows enterprises to “embrace mobility” without the security risks.

Enterprise mobile security threats are a major issue – and with the prevalence of wearable technology, the Internet of Things and seemingly endless endpoints, the situation will only get worse.

Lookout revealed the prevalence of mobile botnet

By James Bourne, 03 June 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, MDM, Security.

Microsoft promises ‘next chapter in enterprise mobility’ at Ignite event

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Remember the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)? Among the announcements back in March last year of Office 365 being made available on iPads, Microsoft’s play in a fully functioning enterprise mobility solution was hidden under the fanfare.

With that in mind, Microsoft announced a string of new enterprise-flavoured products at its Ignite event, with EMS as the poster child for this change. Here’s what Redmond has announced on the enterprise...

By James Bourne, 05 May 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud , Enterprise Mobility, MAM, MDM, Microsoft.