Mobile First Government – Secure Mobility for Government Agencies
Mobility plays an increasingly important role in today’s government agencies. The DoD Mobile Device Strategy outlines a vision that calls for a highly mobile workforce equipped with secure access to information and computing power anywhere at anytime for greater mission effectiveness.
Mobility has become an expectation in the Federal Government. To empower the mobile workforce, government agencies are moving toward mobile computing, which helps them shift work to the optimal location, time and resource. As workplace mobility increases, many agency employees are now using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to complete their work.
MobileIron enables federal agencies to create an agile and secure infrastructure that supports a multi-device, multi-OS environment. MobileIron is the first company in the world to receive Common Criteria certification against Version 2.0 of the Mobile Device Management Protection Profile (MDMPP V2.0 and MDMPP Agent V2.0) from the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP). In August, the MobileIron Core platform received Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) approval from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). MobileIron was also the only mobility specialist to be recognized by Government CIO Outlook as one of the Top 20 Homeland Security Solution Providers 2016.
Ensuring security and compliance is paramount for any federal agency, and MobileIron’s FIPS 140-2 cryptographic libraries are certified by a third-party Cryptographic and Security (CST) laboratory to be in full compliance with the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CVMP). PIV cards are an integral part of any agency’s security and to make the user experience better in mobile devices without compromising security, MobileIron partnered with Entrust Datacard to support Derived Credentials on the mobile device to help support secure login while accessing sensitive information from their mobile device. MobileIron enables agencies to build a secure infrastructure that will help them create a Mobile First and Cloud First government agency.
Secure Agency Devices
Federal employees, with their pervasive use of mobile devices to access agency resources and information anytime and anywhere, are causing a radical shift in agency attitudes toward mobility. However, device security is a key requirement of any federal enterprise mobility strategy. Today’s native mobile device management features cannot keep up with sophisticated cyber attacks, and in order to properly manage and secure the device, agencies must also secure the network, content, email, browsing and applications within the devices.
- Secure email access
- Improved security and management of data on any device
- Support for all mobile operating systems
- Automatic policy controls to prevent security incidents
Secure Sensitive Apps and Content
All government agencies are required to meet the various mandates regarding security, mobility, and high availability that have been instituted by the federal government. As new mobile workflows are introduced to meet these mandates, devices and access points need to be tightly managed to ensure that sensitive data remains secure.
MobileIron helps government agencies:
- Secure all their sensitive apps and content while providing device choice to employees
- Meet strict regulatory guidelines and adhere to compliance mandates
- Provide critical information on any mobile device
- Stay in compliance with the Government Records Directive and manage content efficiently with document-level security across multiple cloud content repositories
Mobilize Field Operations
Mobile devices enable all types of field workers, from FEMA employees to front-line mission-critical personnel, to access applications seamlessly and improve productivity, response time and reporting from the field. They also improve employee productivity, which results in cost savings. But accessing sensitive data on mobile devices comes with its own set of problems. Without a robust solution to ensure that security is not compromised, adoption of mobility will be difficult.
MobileIron helps government agencies empower their field workforce while ensuring data security by:
- Supporting shared devices and profiles
- Supporting all mobile device operating systems
- Securely delivering all relevant applications to any mobile device using the AppConnect ecosystem
Beyond government mandates and directives, many federal agencies are looking at BYOD as a means to achieve capex savings and reduce IT support costs while giving their employees choice in selecting their mobile devices. With BYOD, agencies must ensure that mobile devices can securely access government data and applications while preserving personal content and maintaining employee privacy.
Mobileiron simplifies management across the many operating systems and device types and enables government agencies to use a single platform to secure all their mobile devices. MobileIron has demonstrated innovation by obtaining patents for BYOD privacy technology that allow for selective wipe and management of mobile device data in an enterprise environment. In addition, MobileIron offers zero-day support for the latest OS and related mobility updates.
MobileIron’s EMM platform helps federal agencies manage and support all device types in their organization, giving employees choice and freedom while giving IT confidence that sensitive data will be secure. With its containerized approach to delivering applications and content across multiple mobile OS vendors, MobileIron ensures that personal data is left untouched, while agency/government data is never compromised.
With MobileIron, federal agencies can ensure the highest level of security in their organization while building a truly mobile first and cloud first government agency.
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