MobileIron First to Receive Common Criteria Certification for Mobile Device Management Protection Profile V2

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the stand-alone EMM leader, today announced that it has become 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). NIAP is the United States government initiative, operated by the National Security Agency (NSA), that oversees the national program to evaluate technology products for conformance to Common Criteria.  Common Criteria evaluations involve extensive and rigorous testing of the security aspects of a product or system.

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"MobileIron customers include some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world," said Barry Mainz, CEO, MobileIron. "We're thrilled to become the first company to receive MDMPP V2.0 certification. This is a milestone for our industry and a testament to MobileIron's ability to meet the sophisticated security requirements of our government customers."

MDMPP V2.0 describes security requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM) products that allow enterprises to apply security policies to mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. The purpose of these policies is to establish adequate security posture to permit mobile devices to process enterprise data and connect to enterprise network resources.

MDMPP Agent V2.0 describes security requirements for MDM Agents to address a range of security threats including theft of sensitive data, unauthorized access to malicious applications, network attacks, network eavesdropping, and physical access.

Common Criteria is an internationally recognized set of guidelines (ISO/IEC 15408) used by governments, banks, and other organizations to assess the security capabilities of technology products. Protection Profiles provide the specific evaluation criteria used for certification under Common Criteria. This certification gives enterprises visibility and confidence in the security of technology products. Common Criteria has been in effect since 1999, and the product certifications are recognized by 26 nations globally.

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