|[December 04, 2012]
Mocana Rolls Out New Capabilities for Mobile App Protection (MAP)
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Mocana (News - Alert), the leader in mobile app and smart device security, today
announced release of the latest version of its Mobile App Protection™
(MAP) software, which features enhanced security for Android (News - Alert) devices,
advanced authentication and remediation capabilities and overall greater
flexibility in meeting the security requirements of business at scale
across the landscape of enterprise applications. Mocana also announced
that the company won the prestigious "Vendor to Watch" award at the M3
Mobility xChange conference, held last month in San Diego.
"The biggest obstacle to enterprise mobility is not device management,
it's applying enterprise grade application security in a timely manner
to meet the business objectives of the organization," said Mike Siegel,
VP Products at Mocana. "MAP accelerates mobile app deployment by
separating app security from app development, which simplifies
operational complexities and addresses security in a scalable way. It's
simply not practical to expect app developers to meet the best-in-class
or varying security policies of each enterprise."
This latest release of Mocana MAP introduces a host of new app-wrapping
Enhanced security for Android - Rooting (aka "jailbreak")
detection and per-application VPN support on Android (in addition to
Enhanced authentication and remediation options - Extended and
enhanced user authentication options through complex per-app
passcodes, passcode expiration, failed authentication lock-out and
help-desk assisted passcode reset. Addition of customizable end user
Greater flexibility in establishing application security baselines
- Allows IT to individualize security as needed for user groups and
data sensitivity by enabling organizations to "toggle" true FIPS 140-2
encryption on or off.
Secure data sharing between individually wrapped apps -Enables
secured applications to pass data between themselves, fully encrypted,
on the same handset.
Time-based access control policies - Creates a time-limited
access window to the application for employees or contractors.
"Mocana was the standout vendor at the M3 Mobility xChange conference,
and MAP is a refreshing take on mobile application security that
uniquely addresses the cost, complexity and time-to-market problems that
would otherwise create a bottleneck in enterprise mobile application
deployments," said Rodney Johnson, Head of Mobile Practice - Channels
for CapGemini and M3 Mobility xChange Advisory Board Member. "Mocana
clearly solves a pressing business issue recognized by the senior IT
executives at the conference, as they overwhelmingly selected Mocana for
the 'Vendor to Watch' award."
MAP's application wrapping technology enables enterprises and developers
to quickly secure applications without any rewrites, simplifying
large-scale app deployments in today's complex and expanding
multi-platform BYOD environments. MAP offers market-critical security
features to protect company information such as per-application VPN
capabilities and FIPS 140-2 encryption both on iOS or Android. While
many alternative approaches require modification of the application
source code, Mocana eliminates this risky and complicated step by
securing mobile applications in seconds without access to source code.
The result is a Self-Defending App™ that provides data protection and IT
control for enterprise apps on both managed and unmanaged devices.
Organizations can establish flexible and unique security policies for
different combinations of apps and users, and use MAP to establish
scalable and certifiable processes for making mobile apps operational.
MAP makes it easier and faster for lines of business to adopt mobile
applications that can positively impact business operations and results.
Homegrown mobile apps as well as those developed by third parties can be
secured with best-in-class cryptography and robust security policies
designed to pass even the most stringent of compliance standards. At the
same time, Mocana MAP is largely invisible to end-users; apps work as
they did before MAP was applied.
Availability and Pricing
MAP is available now on subscription or perpetual license basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for pricing information or a quote.
About M3 Mobility xChange
The second annual M3 Mobility xChange is a hosted event that focuses on
three key verticals - healthcare, finance and retail - and addresses how
mobility strategy is a critical business driver for enterprise
organizations in each industry. M3 targets wireless initiatives for each
vertical and covers best practices, trends, issues and solutions that
can apply horizontally across all enterprise organizations.
Launched in 2004 and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012
Technology Pioneer, Mocana provides the only device-independent security
platform that secures all aspects of mobile and smart connected devices,
as well as the apps and services that run on them. Mocana's
solutions dramatically increase confidence and compliance for the
enterprise, OEMs, service providers and their customers. Millions of
people use products sold by the more than 200 companies that rely on
Mocana's solutions, including Cisco, Honeywell, Dell (News - Alert) GE and General
Dynamics, as well as four of the top five Android handset makers. For
more information, visit www.mocana.com.
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