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Will 2019 be better than 2018? Yes. What you can do today to be sure

December 29, 2018
Will 2019 be better than 2018? Yes. What you can do today to be sure

You don’t need a fortune teller to know that 2019 can be better than 2018.  

Why?  Because MobileIron’s Technology Ecosystem team spent our 2018 making sure your 2019 would be safer and more secure.

How? By teaming up with cybersecurity players across the industry to bring you new capabilities that enhance the platforms you already know and love (and probably have!), and extending their proven functionality into the world of mobile endpoints.

Here are three things you can do right now to take the mystery out of creating a better 2019.

 

1. McAfee:  
Leverage the first Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) integration with  ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO)

Since its spinoff from Intel last year, McAfee has established itself as an undisputed giant in the cybersecurity industry with an estimated 85 million corporate endpoints under management at 75% of Fortune 500 firms.  

This year, MobileIron Core, our on-premise solution, became the first (and as of this writing, the only) UEM solution to integrate with ePO, McAfee’s centralized security management console. MobileIron complements the McAfee product portfolio with its ability to deliver mobile-specific data to McAfee solutions. Now endpoint admins and security operations teams can get a holistic view of their endpoint estate, regardless of operating system or device.  

With the MobileIron integration, ePO admins can do things like incorporate mobile device information in queries and reports as well as initiate common mobile device management actions (such as lock/unlock or wipe) directly from the ePO console.

The benefits go beyond ePO as well. Because the integration also supports Data eXchange Layer (DXL), security events for mobile devices can published on the DXL fabric and consumed by a wide array of security partners, enabling an even broader set of automation and orchestration use cases.

Likely, you’re a McAfee customer. So get started by reviewing the McAfee ePO Integration Guide.

 

2. Okta, Microsoft:
Extend your Identity Provider (IdP) capabilities into the Cloud

According to IDC’s 2018 Cloud Computing Survey, 100% of the 550 companies surveyed planned to have some form of cloud computing by 2021. It’s been estimated that the average enterprise uses 1,427 distinct cloud services, and most of those services have their own unique security model.

So, how can you reliably secure this proliferation of cloud services?   

Integrate your existing IdP with MobileIron to deliver both user trust and environment trust. Our smart policy engine combined with multi-factor authentication (MFA) and single sign-on (SSO) provides adaptive security that reduces the risk of data breaches.

Using a standards based approach, MobileIron now easily integrates with industry-leading IdP solutions such ask Okta and Microsoft Active Directory. In addition to verifying the user’s identity in a seamless manner, this configuration also verifies the state and posture of the device and app being used. If the login request is made from an unauthorized endpoint or app, the user is provided with an easy to follow remediation workflow. Capabilities such as one-touch setup, passwordless SSO and intuitive remediation workflows simplify the user experience

You have cloud services. You need to secure access to them. Start by reviewing our Okta and MobileIron Configuration Guide.

 

3. Cisco:  
Deploy the new Cisco Security Connector (CSC) to gain visibility and control of your corporate managed iOS devices

With revenues of nearly $50 billion in their fiscal 2018, Cisco remains the largest player in the networking space. They established a partnership with Apple in 2015, and delivered an another  important solution for iOS devices late in 2017: Cisco Security Connector.

Cisco's Security Connector app brings the same manageability to corporate-controlled iOS devices that have been available on desktops for years. CSC combines two well-established Cisco products:  Clarity (advanced malware protection) and Umbrella (secure, cloud-based internet gateway). With these products working in tandem, the CSC app provides:

  • Visibility into network and device traffic (Clarity)
  • App inventory for each device (Clarity)
  • Automatic blocking of phishing sites and reports identifying users who clicked on phishing links (Umbrella)
  • Blocking of connections to malicious domains to keep sensitive data protected (Umbrella)

With MobileIron, you can seamlessly onboard, configure, and manage all your iOS devices even in DEP mode and simultaneously ensure all security controls are enabled and applied. Additionally, MobileIron manages the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and publishes apps, including the CSC app.

Get started by reviewing the Cisco Security Connector Setup Guide for MobileIron Cloud.

 

Conclusion

You don’t have to visit a psychic to know that more cloud services and mobile platforms will be deployed in 2019 and beyond. But with MobileIron and our technology partners, you can make the predictions for a more secure future a reality today!

Want to know more?  Visit MobileIron’s Marketplace to explore hundreds of integrated solutions. And as always, we’d love to hear from you!  Email us at Ecosystem@mobileiron.com

Cynthia Ryan

Cynthia Ryan , Business and Corporate Development

About the author

Cynthia has spent over 15 years in the tech industry focused on partnerships and alliances at companies including Hewlett Packard and Amazon Web Services. She holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at MIT and recently earned a Master’s in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory.