Mocana Upgrades Mobile App Protection

— April 12, 2013

Mocana, a provider of enterprise mobility security, has released its latest version of the company’s Mobile App Protection (MAP) solution. Mocana MAP 2.4.2 includes new app-level capabilities for access and authentication, secure communications, data protection and contextual usage – designed to help corporations secure confidential data of their enterprise mobile apps on managed and unmanaged Android or iOS devices. 

 
These new capabilities enhance ease-of-use with additional connectivity options to integrate with existing network infrastructures, improve user experience with data sharing between secured apps, and enable BYOD for compliance-driven markets.   

The solution also extends to the growing ecosystem of MAP Developers Program partners, who by making their apps MAP-Ready, extend the value to customers of this app-shielding technology. The program launched last month with NitroDesk, Breezy, Atimi Software, Dolphin and bigtincan as partners.
 
MAP’s patent-pending app-shielding solution allows managers to point-and-click to add new security features to existing mobile apps in seconds, without having to write any code. MAP enables IT departments and app developers to customize policies while taking advantage of FIPS 140-2 encryption and standards-based communication protocols.  
 
Once wrapped, the app, its data, and the connection to the enterprise are secure. Mocana MAP is largely invisible to end-users; wrapped apps work exactly as they were intended to and with their native user experience.
 
MAP is available now on subscription or perpetual license basis.
 
The newest release contains several new security policies geared to broaden protection of mobile app data:  
  • Remote Data Wipe –provides the ability to delete application-specific data of wrapped apps on managed and unmanaged mobile devices. 
  • Smart Firewall –gives enterprise customers the option of implementing a secure app connection to the enterprise using an SSL reverse proxy. This option is an addition to the existing per-app IPSec VPN policy.
  • Geo-fencing – defines a virtual perimeter around a real-world geographic location within which an app can be used, such as a campus, military base, city or other area.
  • Location masking – protects the user by preventing an app from obtaining the current location from the device it is running on.
  • App expiration – defines a start and end date for app functionality which can be used with contractors and others needing temporary use of an app or as a failsafe for ensuring an app can no longer be used by former employees.
  • Shared copy and paste – permits copy and paste operations among a group of MAP-wrapped apps.

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