Hot Topics from MobileIron Live 2018
Security of Cloud Applications is a Major Challenge
Mobileiron Access isn’t new news. The product was launched in 2016 to solve the problem of identity-based cloud security solutions that rely only on user ID and password and can’t, therefore, prevent users from connecting to business services from unsecured mobile devices, unmanaged mobile apps, or unsanctioned cloud services.
However, what is new is MobileIron Authenticator. A new, in-built, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) feature that delivers seamless 2-factor authentication on your mobile device to access cloud services – on any device, without the need for a third-party MFA provider.
Android Enterprise is Here to Stay
With zero-touch deployment of Android devices and better support to secure ‘any’ app for business, Android is rapidly increasing its market share in enterprises. There are 400 devices capable of running Android enterprise in the market today, 68% of business shipments will support it.
The main focus of the Android enterprise piece offered by MobileIron is work profiles on fully managed devices (treferred to as managed work profile). For those unfamiliar, managed work profile is the equivalent of COPE – Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled – which has also gone by the name of COMP (Corporate Owned Managed Profile), WMWP (Work-Managed Work Profile) and likely other names/acronyms as well. No other EMM on the market supports that today, giving MobileIron a headstart in this space.
MacOS is Gaining Traction in Business
As a result MacOS is growing fast. Q4 2017 shipments were10% up on Q4 2016. Apple is now the fourth largest PC provider in the world and is doubling down on investment in its Enterprise sales force.
Where organisations give users the choice, 72% of employees choose a Mac over a PC. The upshot is that Mac management is a requirement for organisations today and MI has strong credentials in end-to-end lifecycle management for Macs (including DEP).
Mobile Threats are on the Rise
While modern ways of working, mobile-first and cloud-driven, can drive huge gains in productivity, they are also expanding the “attack surface” for organisations. Whether it’s device exploits, network attacks or malicious applications, mobile security threats are on the rise. According to MobileIron’s Global Threat Report for Q3, 2017, 24% of organisations suffered a security attack driven by malware or malicious WiFi. A further 43% were unsure if such an attack had taken place.
MobileIron Threat Defense is designed to protect against mobile attacks and while it’s by no means the only Mobile Threat Protection (MTP) product on the market it has the significant advantages of;
For more information on the mobile threat landscape, and the risks that you’re business could be facing, download a copy of the MobileIron Global Threat Report below. Or contact us here at CWSI to discuss your mobility management or security challenges.