MobileIron Access Adds First Secure Single Sign-On for Native Mobile Apps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud apps are winning the enterprise. 86% of employees in the CCS Insight Employee Mobile Technology Survey use mobile apps for work and the majority of these apps are cloud-based1. To simplify the mobile app user experience, MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the stand-alone enterprise mobility management (EMM) leader, today added the first secure Single Sign-On (SSO) capability for native mobile apps to MobileIron Access. Employees no longer need to enter a username or password to login to their business apps; app developers no longer need to wrap their mobile apps or make code changes to support SSO; and IT can ensure that only trusted devices and trusted apps access the best-of-breed cloud services their employees use.

Launched in April, MobileIron Access solves the pervasive app-to-cloud security gap that is widening in the enterprise as apps become the preferred user experience for cloud services and move business data to the mobile device. Adding SSO for native mobile apps to MobileIron Access secures and simplifies the user experience for cloud services such as Box, Microsoft Office 365, and Salesforce.

"MobileIron Access is a perfect example of security as an enabler, not a constraint," said Ojas Rege, Chief Strategy Officer, MobileIron. "Security should be invisible to your employees. MobileIron Access now enables IT to securely deploy the best-of-breed cloud services employees want with an user experience they love."

For more details, visit the MobileIron's Smart@Work Blog: Authentication Done Right: Secure Single Sign-On for Mobile Apps.

MobileIron's strategy for modern cloud authentication
Enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions like MobileIron are a foundational component of modern enterprise security. Gartner, Inc. says "Through 2020, the combined security capabilities of mobile platforms and EMM solutions will meet 80% of enterprise mobile security requirements."2 This modern security model extends to the cloud and requires a context-sensitive, certificate-based, Identity Provider (IdP)-neutral approach to cloud authentication:

  • Context-sensitive: Only a trusted user on a trusted device using a trusted app should have access to enterprise data. Context of use is essential. A device might be trusted today and jailbroken tomorrow. An app might be unauthorized today and authorized tomorrow. MobileIron is the system of record for device and app trust. In April 2016, MobileIron Access became the first solution to use this full context to protect cloud services like Box, Microsoft Office 365, and Salesforce from unauthorized access.
  • Certificate-based: Certificates are core to the architecture of modern authentication. Certificate-based authentication is more secure and offers a better user experience than traditional manual-entry passcodes. In July 2013, MobileIron was granted US Patent 8,494,485 for "Management of Certificates for Mobile Devices," and in September 2016, MobileIron became the first EMM specialist to launch certificate-based Derived Credentials support for the emerging standard of post-password authentication in the U.S. Federal Government.
  • IdP-neutral: Companies should be able to choose a best-of-breed Identity Provider (IdP). MobileIron Access is a SAML-based solution that supports a company's IdP of choice, such as Microsoft ADFS, Okta, OneLogin, or Ping Identity.

About MobileIron
MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit

1 CCS Insight. "2016 Employee Mobile Technology Survey," by Nicholas McQuire, October 3rd, 2016.
2 Gartner. "When and How to Go Beyond EMM to Secure Enterprise Mobility," by Manjunath Bhat and Dionisio Zumerle, June 10, 2016.

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