Andrew Prokop Learns about Mocana and Likes What He Sees
Recently Andrew Prokop wrote a No Jitter article, The VPN is Dead, Long Live the SBC, in which he voiced his opinion that the VPN was no longer the best way to secure enterprise applications and data.
He described the difference between “encrypting data sent and received from a device (such as an IPsec tunnel from an iPhone or Android mobile phone) and encrypting the data from an application (through means such as Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) from an iPhone SIP client).” He also pointed out how “malicious traffic can ride an encrypted device tunnel into the enterprise network—and how application-level security and an edge security device, such as a session border controller, prevented that from happening.”
A New Way to Secure Apps and Data
We couldn’t agree more. We contacted him to describe the Mocana Atlas platform as a new way to secure apps and data. In his most recent No Jitter article, Holistic Security from Mocana, he described how we actually extended his line of reasoning one step further. We don’t just secure mobile app data streams, but inject security policies into the actual app binary. That way, the enterprise can define the policy to control numerous app and data security attributes. And this is exactly what we’ve done with the Mocana Atlas Platform. It includes mobile apps with binaries that contain enterprise security policies. Andrew’s article notes “Apps can be built by enterprises, third-party developers, or pulled from our list of certified apps, including those from SAP, Taptera, and OpenText.”
Andrew continues, “Mobile App Protection (MAP) is a point-and-click tool used to define security policies and associated parameters for an app. MAP also injects policies directly into the binary code. The Atlas Appliance resides inside of the enterprise security perimeter and is the entry point for Mocana-enabled apps.” It brokers all connections into the network and enforces security policies so that only apps that adhere to the defined security policies are allowed into the network. This effectively creates a “firewall” relationship between the mobile app, corporate network, and data resources. Mocana also protects enterprises from jailbroken mobile devices and can be used to implement and enforce data loss prevention (DLP) solutions.
Increasing IT’s Confidence in Their Network Data
Mocana, the article states, not only secures mobile apps and data, it can also secure Internet of Things (IoT) devices and solutions to stop rogue devices and potentially malicious activity at the network edge. Prokop wrapped up by saying that our holistic view of app and data security increases IT’s confidence in the data on their networks. Based on our customers’ experiences, we agree wholeheartedly. Thanks Andrew!