Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) brings together app developers from around the world to learn what new things Apple will be adding to iOS and OS X. With the addition of watchOS, app developers can now plan and develop their apps with three platforms. The combining of Apple's developer programs into a single developer program underscores Apple's desire to have single place to develop, manage, and distribute apps.
By promising "a better experience with every touch," the release of iOS 9 is clearly designed to enhance the platform’s most commonly used features. For instance, Siri is being bolstered with proactive suggestions, and new iPad multitasking features will help users be even more productive on their devices. With additional upgrades that improve system performance, extend battery life, introduce "thinner" apps and strengthen mobile security, Apple has done an excellent job of refining an already advanced mobile operating system.
Here’s a sneak preview of some of the new device enrollment, application management, and per-app VPN capabilities that Apple is planning to include with iOS 9:
Removing the Apple ID requirement: With iOS 9, Apple announced that EMM providers can now distribute a Volume Purchase Program (VPP) app to individual devices instead of assigning the app to an Apple ID. Eliminating the Apple ID requirement on every device greatly simplifies fleet- deployments where often there isn’t an individual Apple ID assigned to a device. This is also great news for application developers because each device will require a separate app license.
Distribute apps without the App Store: For corporate-deployed iOS 9 devices, enterprises will have the ability to disable the App Store yet still be able to deploy apps through the App Store. This feature will allow mobile administrators to better maintain a standard deployment blueprint and not worry about end users installing personal apps on corporate devices.
Convert unmanaged apps to managed apps: With iOS 9, an EMM vendor like Mobileiron can now transition a user-installed app to a corporate-liable app. Prior to iOS 9, this process required an end user to manually delete the app and then reinstall the same app via an EMM's enterprise app store.
Hold in iOS Setup Assistant: For institutions that use Apple's Device Enrollment Program (DEP) to mass configure and deploy iOS devices, iOS 9 includes a feature that allows an EMM vendor to hold the iOS device inside the iOS Setup Assistant until all configurations and policies have been deployed. This ensures that the iOS device is completely configured and ready for the end user.
Trust UI: New for iOS 9 is the inclusion of an interface that allows end users to trust the certificate used to digitally sign in-house developed apps. This change allows end users to definitively identify the source of any in-house app prior to installation. EMM vendors will also have the ability to prohibit end users from trusting any external sources while still retaining the ability to distribute their own in-house apps.
Per-app VPN changes: Apple announced three changes for per-app VPN. First, UDP traffic will now be supported with the current per-app VPN implementation. This is a big win for apps that require UDP in order to stream audio or video. Second, a per-app VPN connection can be established at layer 3. This is key for managing the actual data traffic that enterprises want their per app VPN connection to traverse. Third, the built-in IPSec clients (IKEv1 and IKEv2) can be used to manage per-app VPN connections.
By introducing these and other exciting new features for both the enterprise and end users, Apple is once again taking the mobile user experience and enterprise security to a whole new level. With the release of iOS 9, Apple is clearly committed to reinforcing its position as the leading mobile operating system in the enterprise. Stay tuned for MobileIron’s in-depth analysis of iOS 9, and in the meantime check out our complete coverage of iOS 8.
We are excited to announce that MobileIron is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites for the fifth consecutive year.
We are really proud to be part of MobileIron success.
June 11, 2015
MobileIron named a Leader for the fifth consecutive year
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – June 11, 2015 – MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in mobile enterprise security, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites.”* This is the fifth consecutive year that MobileIron has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant and the second consecutive year that MobileIron has been positioned furthest on the Completeness of Vision axis.
Download the full report here: https://www.mobileiron.com/en/analyst-report/gartner-2015-report-magic-quadrant-enterprise-mobility-management-suites
“Companies around the world are using mobile technology to transform their businesses and we believe our ongoing recognition as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant is the result of our focus on this new Mobile First world,” said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. “The move to mobile is the most disruptive shift faced by enterprise IT in the last 20 years. Modern end-user computing is moving to the mobile model for security and management and our global customers trust MobileIron to deliver on the vision for mobile computing by delivering innovation and security at scale.”
MobileIron secures enterprise information wherever it lives, in the app, in the network, and in the cloud.
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*Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites” by Terrence Cosgrove, Rob Smith, Chris Silva, John Girard, Bryan Taylor, June 8, 2015
Discover the Latest Trends in Enterprise Mobile Data Security and Usage
Mobile usage is maturing and so are the types of threats your company data is being exposed to. By understanding how your employees use mobile data, and across which applications and websites, you can implement a successful mobility strategy to protect sensitive data and reduce costs to get the best out of your enterprise mobile investment.
The Wandera Q2 2015 Mobile Data Report highlights the most current trends in mobile data usage by employees of enterprise organizations. It also highlights the latest mobile threats including man-in-the-middle attacks and how to protect against these with simple Wi-Fi security tips.
CWSI are delighted to announce the launch of their new product - UPtime®.
UPtime®, created by CWSI engineers is a unique MobileIron's infrastructure monitoring tool, which will provide great peace of mind for IT staff.
The idea is very simple - UPtime® monitors your MobileIron infrastructure and sends you an alert as soon as anything goes wrong - saving you time and money, as the issues can be addressed before users report them and before they affect any critical business processes. Most UPtime® notiﬁcation emails will even include details of the likely cause of the issue and possible remediation steps.
UPtime® will also provide you with a monthly report detailing the availability of your monitored server for the period, along with any incidents that may have occurred. The alerts can optionally create tickets directly in the CWSI ticketing system, allowing a CWSI engineer begin working on the problem as soon as possible.
CWSI are delighted to be recently shortlisted by the judges for the Tech Excellence Awards 2015 in the "Mobile Technology Project of the Year" category.
The awards recognise the innovative use of mobile technology in either a customer-facing or internal application.
Ronan Murphy, CWSI CEO comments on the nomination: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for The Tech Excellence Awards 2015. The nomination endorses CWSI’s position as true experts in the Enterprise Mobility market and highlights how our innovative solutions are really making a difference in helping our customers to embrace mobile technology. I would also like to congratulate our team for their hard work on this project - well done to all involved!”
The awards will be presented in Dublin on 14 May, at a ceremony in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.
More information: www.techexcellenceawards.ie
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