MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the security backbone for modern computing, today announced that its cloud security product MobileIron Access is a finalist for the Global Mobile Awards in the category of Best Mobile Cloud Service or App.
MobileIron Access is the critical security link between the mobile app and the cloud service. EMM alone can't prevent users from accessing cloud services via unmanaged apps or browsers. Neither Identity Access Managers (IAMs) nor Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) have the visibility or ability to allow or deny access to a cloud service based on the state of the mobile device (e.g. what OS-version is it running, is it jailbroken or rooted) or application.
Here are common security risks that MobileIron Access solves:
- Jailbroken phone: An employee uses Office 365 mobile app to access business data on a jailbroken smartphone. Business data is now on a hacked device.
- Unmanaged device: A salesperson downloads Salesforce1 app to their spouse's iPad. Business data is now on an unsecured device.
- Parasite app: A salesperson downloads one of the dozens of apps that use APIs to connect to the salesforce.com cloud service. Business data is now in an unauthorized mobile app.
In each of these, the cloud service does not know if the device or app is non-compliant but MobileIron Access does, and ensures that only trusted apps on trusted devices can access Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce, or other business cloud services.
"We are honored to have our product innovation recognized by one of the most important groups in the industry," said Barry Mainz, President and CEO, MobileIron. "MobileIron Access allows organizations to adopt cloud services and mobile applications while ensuring the corporate data remains secure and the organization is compliant with industry regulations. Our customers see MobileIron Access as the technology they have been waiting for in order to accelerate their adoption of cloud services."
"We congratulate all of the nominees for the Glomo Awards, which once again saw an impressive number of entries," said Michael O'Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. "The Glomo Awards recognise those companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry, and we are excited to this year introduce several new awards that highlight the very latest developments in this dynamic industry. We wish the best of luck to the 2017 Glomo Award nominees."
MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.