Sentry is your Secure Mobile Gateway

A key component of the MobileIron platform MobileIron Sentry, an in-line gateway that manages, encrypts, and secures traffic between the mobile device and back-end enterprise systems. Sentry addresses three fundamental needs for our customers: mobile security, scalability and user experience.

Mobileiron Sentry, MobileIron Tunnel VPN
Mobileiron Sentry, MobileIron Tunnel VPN

Addressing fundamental needs

Data and traffic between the mobile device and corporate resources can be configured to flow through Sentry, providing real-time secure tunneling and access control. Sentry enforces the security policies set by IT in MobileIron Core, enabling it to allow or deny access to corporate information and resources in real time.


Sentry prevents unauthorized interception and malicious manipulation of data through its support for certificate-based authentication.

Sentry can encrypt email attachments to protect them from unauthorized apps or cloud services.

Sentry ensures the integrity of mobile app traffic by restricting access to the right corporate destinations and applications.


Sentry can scale to meet the high-volume performance and redundancy requirements of global organizations.

Organizations can set up multiple Sentry gateways in a cluster to accommodate standard and peak data volume scenarios.

User Experience

Sentry supports certificate-based SSO authentication, which can eliminate the need for users to enter their username and password when accessing email, intranet sites, and corporate data behind the firewall.

Sentry provides on-demand, app-specific VPN’s, greatly improving user experience by eliminating the need for manually enabling device-wide VPN’s.