Gartner Preaches App Shielding For Enterprises

By Robert Vamosi | 4/15/13 2:04 AM

In an emerging technology analysis, Gartner is called for the rise of App Shielding for enterprises.

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DeviceLine Radio: Matthew Barnhart On Mobile App Protection (MAP) 2.4.2

By Robert Vamosi | 4/11/13 10:27 PM

My guest today is Matthew Barnhart, senior product manager at Mocana. He's been working on Mobile App Protection or MAP. Earlier this week Mocana announced a new version, version 2.4.2. As Matthew will explain, MAP allows enterprises to wrap or shield individual apps with secure policies without the IT staff having access to the binary. Matthew describes the app wrapping process more and the features that have been added in this new release.

You can hear the full conversation, along with a recap of this week’s news here.

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Or you can read the full transcript of the conversation below.

Robert Vamosi: Why don't you start by giving us an elevator pitch for the MAP product from Mocana?

Matthew Barnhart: Sure. Mobile app protection or MAP is a technology that allows you to take any app, one that you've developed in house, one that perhaps has been customized for you by an outside entity, and to add to it the security and usage policies you want, and it just takes seconds. What's great about it is that you don't have to have any expertise in implementing security, for example FIPS 140 2 level one grade security, and neither does your vendor or your consultants or anyone else. In a matter of seconds you can choose the whole set of fine grained security policies that you want. Click "apply," and it will apply it to your iOS or your Android app.

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Mocana Extends Lead In Enterprise Mobile App Security

By Mocana | 4/9/13 2:00 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 9, 2013 – Mocana, the app security leader, today extended its lead with new app-shielding features in the 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 which enhance corporations’ ability to secure the confidential data of their enterprise mobile apps on managed and unmanaged Android™ and iOS devices. The new capabilities offer additional connectivity options to make it easier to integrate with existing network infrastructures, enhanced data sharing between secured apps for an improved user experience, and BYOD enablement for compliance-driven markets.

“Mocana invented app wrapping technology, and today’s announcement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering real-world app security that allows companies to mobilize their business processes in transformative ways,” said Kurt Stammberger, CISSP and vice president of market development at Mocana. “For example, airlines have been looking to replace pilots’ heavy flight bags with iPads running customized applications, but securing those apps has been a roadblock. With solutions like MAP, airlines can move ahead and securely mobilize that flight bag while realizing non-trivial operational and fuel-cost savings.”

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Mocana Rolls Out New Capabilities for Mobile App Protection™ (MAP)

By Robert Vamosi | 12/4/12 1:51 AM

Mocana, 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 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.”

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Podcast: Erik Peterson On MAP 2.0

By Robert Vamosi | 4/10/12 2:52 AM

This week's podcast, Erik Peterson, Principal Engineer at Mocana, discusses MAP 2.0 with Robert Vamosi, and relates his experience bringing Mocana's unique mobile app protection solution to Apple's iOS.

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