MobileIron AppConnect containerizes apps to protect corporate data-at-rest without touching personal data. Once applications are wrapped with the MobileIron AppConnect wrapper they become integrated into the secure container on the device. Each app becomes a secure container whose data is encrypted, protected from unauthorized access, and removable.
Because each user has multiple business apps, each app container is also connected to other secure app containers. This allows the sharing of policies, like single sign-on, and the sharing of data, like documents, between secure applications. Application containers are integrated with MobileIron Core for policy management. AppConnect-enabled applications can also leverage MobileIron Sentry to exchange information with enterprise back-end systems using per app VPN solutions or AppTunnel.
AppConnect and AppTunnel
AppTunnel is a component of AppConnect that provides secure tunneling and access control to protect app data-in-motion. Fine-grained app-by-app session security protects the connection of each app container to the corporate network. MobileIron supports third party VPN, but AppTunnel is particularly useful in BYOD settings where organizations do not want to provide VPN access to all apps on the device and would rather offer access to specific applications and related data. An app that is protected by AppTunnel opens like any other app on the mobile device. The extensive security is invisible to the end user.
Our ecosystem includes applications developed by customers and third-parties using our AppConnect technology. Through our AppConnect ecosystem we actively engage application vendors and customers to further increase the number of applications integrated with our platform and offer a more comprehensive solution to our customers. Platform effects include our ecosystem partners accelerating enterprise adoption of their products that use AppConnect, and customers choosing our platform because of our ecosystem of AppConnect partners. The availability of a rich ecosystem of secure third-party apps is essential for a successful enterprise mobility program. Partners leverage our SDK, our wrapper and our APIs to improve the user experience for devices connecting to enterprise network resources.