What's New with MobileIron Cloud Fall Update 2016

Our MobileIron Cloud product team has been busy over the past several months. Today I'll share with you the top highlights of our latest releases. Let’s dive right in!

SAML 2.0 Support: Security and Convenience Can Co-exist

MobileIron Cloud now supports Identity Providers (IdP) Okta and OneLogin to control user authorization and authentication processes imposed for three scenarios: Admin Portal login by IT administrators, Self Service Portal login by end users, and Device Registration by end users. Now, IT administrators and users that have previously authenticated with a supported IdP will not be prompted to authenticate again; as long as they remain in the same browser. The benefit here is improved user experience - without sacrificing security.

App Reputation Integration

Mobile Application Reputation Services (MARS) is an industry standard for the monitoring of mobile apps to identify vulnerabilities. MARS includes several areas of measurement; one of which is app reputation. MobileIron Cloud now integrates app reputation information with our app catalog.

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Zebra Technologies ruggedized Android device support

Do you support users in healthcare, retail, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, warehouse management, location solutions, field mobility, hospitality, or other, ‘environmentally challenging,’ environments? If so, you’re likely familiar with devices from Zebra Technologies. We are happy to announce that the MobileIron Cloud EMM platform has been extended to include Zebra Technologies ruggedized Android devices. IT administrators can now configure these devices remotely, and push silent installation of in-house applications.

Support for enterprise iOS 10 features

MobileIron Cloud embraces many new features made available in new iOS 10. Cisco FastLane QoS Marking for iOS enables the prioritization of more critical apps to ensure best performance. Communication Service Rule for Audio allows applications using Apple’s CallKit API (for example, Skype VOIP) to be received as a traditional call on an Apple mobile device. Wi-Fi Captive Network Bypass improves user experience and reduces support calls prompted by Wi-Fi connectivity challenges. VPN IKEv2 EAP-only Mode enables the use of more secure keys during user authentication. And finally, with support for Bluetooth Restrictions, IT Administrators can prevent users from disabling Bluetooth; which some applications require in order to function. If you’d like to learn more about powerful iOS 10 enterprise features, we invite you to check out our new whitepaper, “What iOS 10 Means for the Enterprise.”

Extending MobileIron EMM support to Apple macOS

MobileIron Cloud now extends EMM capabilities beyond Apple’s mobile devices to include support for Macs. Enjoy simplified device enrollment, define User and Device Groups, establish policies, take device management actions (for example, quarantine enterprise data due to policy violation), Role-based access control (RBAC), and more!

Simplified Identity Management using Cisco ISE Integration

MobileIron Cloud now supports basic authentication via Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE). Once a Cisco ISE user has been created in MobileIron Cloud MDM Server, device posture information can be obtained. Messages can be sent to devices. And when necessary, PIN Lock and Full Wipe actions can be taken for devices as well.

New Cloud Notification Service for MobileIron Email+ iOS

Cloud Notification Service sends periodic Apple Push Notification (APN) messages to ensure that Email+ is kept alive; and is not suspended or terminated by iOS while in background. This allows Email+ for iOS to synchronize data from the mail server and notify device users accordingly. Benefits include greater email security and Data Loss Prevention.

There you have it, the top highlights of MobileIron Cloud. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more updates down the road!

Matthew Law

Product Marketing Manager - Mobile Security at MobileIron

About the author

Matt Law has more than 20 years of combined experience in tech product management, product marketing and sales. Prior to joining MobileIron as a product marketing manager for mobile security, he served in similar roles in the areas of high-performance computing (HPC), backup and recovery (BAR), continuous data protection (CDP) and desktop virtualization.  A Florida native, and graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Matt migrated west via Colorado, and now resides in Southern California with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities, loud guitars and open chords.