Zenprise introduces next generation mobile device management

Wavelink LogoSeptember 11, 2012Zenprise® Inc., the leader in mobile device management (MDM) security and innovation, has announced the next version of the company’s on-premise and cloud-based software solution, Zenprise MobileManager™ 7.0. Zenprise also announced its strategic direction in delivering innovative MDM solutions that put mobile to work.

As enterprise mobility evolves, next generation MDM should include capabilities that secure and support not only devices but data and apps as well.

“Zenprise’s MDM solution enables me to confidently support a high-demand BYOD program while securely protecting corporate data and intellectual property,” said Terry West, senior vice-president and CIO, Performance Food Group. “But beyond the BYOD use case, with Zenprise technology we are also exploring ways to enable a truly mobile workforce and improve the customer experience. This translates into an increased ROI for our mobile initiatives.”

Zenprise MobileManager 7.0 features
The new product version includes features that support mobile lines of business, secure content and collaboration, and simplify administrator and user experiences.

Supporting mobile lines of business
Zenprise MobileManager 7.0 includes geo-fencing, an industry-first feature that enables companies to track devices via GPS. With geo-fencing, organisations can take action in the event that a device is removed from a specific location. This is especially valuable for those who need to tie mobile devices to a location, such as hospitals that distribute tablets to doctors and nurses to aid in patient care. With Zenprise MobileManager 7.0, an IT manager can define an approved area for the device and specify the actions to be taken if the device leaves that perimeter. In the case of theft or other mishandling, all corporate-owned information can be wiped from the device in order to protect sensitive data stored on the device.

Also new in Zenprise MobileManager 7.0 is integration with Samsung SAFE devices, so companies can turn tablets and smartphones into “purpose-built” mobile terminals — devices with strict access configurations and all but a few business apps locked down. Existing Zenprise customers have already found value in using tablets as line of business devices in hotels to help check in guests or provide them with information on nearby restaurants and attractions, while also providing the ability to block games, camera, and other applications on the tablets.

Securing content and collaboration
Zenprise MobileManager 7.0 extends its secure content and collaboration capabilities to Android by providing the industry’s first secure integration with Microsoft SharePoint and Office365, and enhances its first-to-market Mobile DLP solution for iOS by enabling users to annotate documents in the secure mobile content container provided by Zenprise.

Simplifying administrator and end-user experiences
Zenprise MobileManager 7.0 offers configurable dashboards that allow administrators to take one-click actions on devices such as track, notify, and enroll. It also offers simplified enrolment that combines the highest level of security with the most streamlined user experience.

Setting the stage for next generation MDM
In announcing Zenprise MobileManager 7.0, Zenprise lays out its next generation of MDM: Making mobile apps “business-ready” and keeping mobile content secure, while harmonising enterprise IT needs and the user experience. The next generation in MDM innovation focuses on openness, end user-satisfaction and data protection, so organisations can securely mobilise their line-of-business apps for an increased ROI.

“The advanced MDM features we are introducing in Zenprise MobileManager 7.0 are the building blocks in the realisation of our future vision for MDM,” said Amit Pandey, CEO, Zenprise. “Until now, the industry has been singularly focused on managing devices and, while that will always be the foundation of any enterprise mobile strategy, it’s the ability to secure applications and content on mobile devices that will give businesses a holistic approach to mobility.”

For the press kit or more information on Zenprise MobileManager 7.0 and the future of MDM, visit www.zenprise.com.

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About Zenprise
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zenprise provides the most innovative and secure mobile device management solution, backed by the best customer service in the industry. Unlike most vendors offering device management software, we are focused on next generation MDM. This means making mobile apps “business-ready” and keeping mobile content secure, while harmonising enterprise IT needs and the user experience. So, whether you are supporting “bring your own device”, deploying mobile apps to your service fleet, or distributing sensitive documents to your board of directors, Zenprise makes it easy for you to put mobile to work.

Our extensive list of global customers and partners spans a cross-section of countries and vertical industries including: aerospace and defence, financial services, healthcare, oil and gas, legal, telecommunications, retail, entertainment and federal, state and local governments.

For more information about Zenprise, please visit www.zenprise.com or follow us on the Zenprise blog (http://www.zenprise.com/blog), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/zenprise) and Twitter (@zenprise_inc).

Wavelink and Zenprise share ten ‘must haves’ for secure mobile device management

Wavelink LogoJuly 30, 2012Wavelink, a value added distributor of enterprise mobility solutions, and Zenprise, the leader in secure mobile device management (MDM) share ten ‘must haves’ for secure MDM.

With an explosion of smartphones and tablets in the enterprise, employees can potentially gain access to the corporate network, proprietary business applications and sensitive data from anywhere at any time. The risks associated are high as employee habits and behaviours can lead to data loss, exposure of the corporate network and compliance breaches.

Ilan Rubin, managing director, Wavelink, said, “With the growing proliferation of mobile devices and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) in the enterprise, MDM is currently one of the hottest growth areas in the enterprise space. Organisations have to face up to the challenge of how to secure and manage the mobile devices used by workers while effectively protecting the entire mobile enterprise.

“Implementing a cost effective, automated MDM platform not only ensures a more secure environment, but also helps reduce additional management costs.”

Ten “must haves” for securing the mobile enterprise

1. End-to-end security across mobile devices, apps, the network and data
MDM solutions must proactively monitor, control and protect all layers of the mobile enterprise, providing both multi-layer coverage and checks and balances.

2. The option to set dynamic, context-aware policies
Many employees use personally-owned devices for and at work. IT departments can’t reasonably expect them to eliminate popular apps such as Angry Birds and Facebook and other functionality, but the MDM solution should offer context-aware security to block or lock access to specified resources or apps during work hours or while the employee is on premise.

3. Grant granular access to mobile apps on a case-by-case basis and segregate critical business apps from non-compliant or potentially malicious apps
For many enterprises, giving virtual private network (VPN) access to mobile users means that access is an all-or-nothing proposition. Once the employee has mobile access, many corporate apps are open to that device. The MDM solution must provide additional app-specific layers of security that address corporate apps. This puts granular app access into the hands of the enterprise and protects critical business apps from non-compliant or potentially malicious apps on employees’ devices.

4. Monitor and profile mobile network traffic and user behaviour and ensure integration with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions
IT must have clear visibility of the devices and apps that access the corporate network. The MDM solution must provide real-time visibility into mobile network traffic and user behaviour, audit employee devices and block any that are unauthorised from accessing the network. To enhance real-time, proactive security, the MDM solution should integrate with SIEM solutions.

5. Support employee devices remotely
IT has no way of ensuring that employees install the security patches and updates released by major vendors, which means remote management is a critical requirement. IT needs the ability to service devices, push compliance policies and perform diagnostics remotely.

6. Architected for security with data residing behind a firewall
Many MDM solutions are architected so that the database housing the employee contact details resides in the DMZ, rather than behind the firewall, potentially exposing user and device details. All components of the MDM solution should be fully secured to the highest degree possible.

7. Scale to support multiple locations and all of my employees
Mobility is on the rise, and all enterprises should plan for long-term scalability. The MDM solution provider should be able to support all employees, and multiple devices per employee, with little or no increase in management complexity. It should do so in a way that doesn’t require multiple consoles or create a siloed mobile environment.

8. Highly available at all levels including web, app, data, and, in the case of cloud, at the data centre
If the server a company relies on to protect their enterprise goes down, all company data and apps are exposed to risk. To prevent this, the MDM solution should protect against every source of potential failure. The MDM solution should offer high availability with load balancing and redundancy featuring active-active clustering at the web, app and data tiers, as well as global data centre redundancy in the case of cloud deployments.

9. Flexible deployment options
Due to mobile device explosion, enterprises need a variety of deployment options, including on-premise, public cloud or hybrid cloud. The MDM solution chosen should have the flexibility to grow with the enterprise.

10. Mobile data leakage prevention (DLP)
Mobile DLP is a serious issue for virtually every enterprise mobilising its business. Once an employee downloads sensitive data to a device, the organisation loses control and cannot get it back. The MDM solution should let IT set content and context-aware security policies for employee access to sensitive business data on their mobile devices, protect the data from being leaked and claw the data back when employees leave the organisation.

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About Zenprise
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zenprise is the leader in secure mobile device management. Only Zenprise protects the mobile enterprise end-to-end with the industry’s easiest-to-use MDM solution. Zenprise MobileManager™ and Zencloud™ let IT say “yes” to personal and corporate-owned mobile devices by safeguarding sensitive corporate data, shielding the network from mobile threats, maintaining compliance with regulatory and corporate policies, and making the administrative process simple and intuitive. This gives IT peace of mind, lets executives take their businesses mobile, and makes employees more productive on-the-go.

Zenprise’s extensive list of global customers and partners spans a cross-section of countries and vertical industries including: aerospace and defence, financial services, healthcare, oil and gas, legal, telecommunications, retail, entertainment, and federal, state, and local governments.

For more information about Zenprise, please visit www.zenprise.com or follow us on the Zenprise blog (http://www.zenprise.com/blog), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/zenprise), and Twitter (@Zenprise_Inc).

About Wavelink
Wavelink (www.wavelink.com.au) specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge enterprise mobility and UC solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Meru Networks, Zenprise, Polycom, Digium, AirTight Networks, Nomadix and Bradford Networks. For more information please contact Wavelink on 1300 147 000.

Wavelink partners with Zenprise to provide channel partners with a complete mobile device management solution

Wavelink LogoApril 19, 2012Wavelink, a value added distributor of business IP, wireless, communication and network security and access solutions has partnered with Zenprise®, Inc. to provide their channel partners with a complete Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution.

Zenprise develops and markets enterprise mobile device management software that enables companies to manage and secure their mobile enterprise infrastructure.

Ilan Rubin, managing director, Wavelink, said, “The Zenprise offering complements Wavelink’s product strategy of offering end-to-end wireless network access, security and management solutions to our partners. Zenprise is the perfect fit with our existing wireless and network access and security solutions, enhancing our ability to provide total enterprise solutions using best of breed vendors.”

Rubin continued, “With the growing proliferation of mobile devices and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) in the enterprise, MDM is currently one of the hottest growth areas in the enterprise space. IDC estimates that the global mobile worker population will approach 1.2 billion in 2013. Organisations will have to face up to the challenge of how to secure and manage the billions of mobile devices used by workers while effectively protecting the entire mobile enterprise.”

While BYOD can mean reduced hardware costs to an organisation, as users pay for their own devices, these are often outweighed by greater costs of managing a range of disparate devices. Implementing a cost effective, automated MDM platform not only ensures a more secure environment, but also reduces additional management costs.

Zenprise’s award-winning MDM solution covers management of all elements in a mobile device’s lifecycle from initial configuration and provisioning to monitoring and security through to decommissioning at the end of life, which is beneficial if a device is lost or stolen.

“We are excited Wavelink has joined the Zenprise Partner Network and we are looking forward to working with the Wavelink team and its customers here in Australia,” said Ahmed Datoo, Zenprise CMO. “Wavelink’s focus on quality and service is a natural fit. By adding Zenprise MobileManager and Zencloud to its product portfolio, Wavelink is now providing its customers with the leading solutions for enterprise mobility and BYOD initiatives.”

Rubin said, “From a CEO accessing corporate data on an iPad over an unprotected public wireless network, through to employees downloading consumer apps on their BYOD smartphones, MDM solutions need to ensure protection of not only the devices themselves, but the applications running on them, the data and the networks they are accessing. Zenprise’s MDM solution addresses these needs, providing end-to-end compliance for organisations.

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About Zenprise
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Zenprise is the leader in secure mobile device management. Only Zenprise protects all layers of the mobile enterprise, keeping organisations secure and compliant. Zenprise MobileManger™ and Zencloud™ let IT say “yes” to mobile device choice while safeguarding sensitive corporate data, shielding the network from mobile threats, and maintaining compliance with regulatory and corporate policies. This gives IT peace of mind, lets executives take their businesses mobile, and makes employees productive while on the go.

Zenprise’s extensive list of global customers and partners spans a cross-section of countries and vertical industries including: aerospace and defence, financial services, healthcare, oil and gas, legal, telecommunications, retail, entertainment, and federal, state and local governments.

For more information about Zenprise, please visit www.zenprise.com or follow us on the Zenprise blog (http://www.zenprise.com/blog), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/zenprise) and Twitter (@zenprise_inc).

About Wavelink
Wavelink (www.wavelink.com.au) specialises in the supply, marketing and support of a range of leading edge business IP, wireless, communication and network security and access solutions. Wavelink distributes a range of products from Zenprise, Polycom, Meru Networks, Digium, Cisco, AirTight, Nomadix and Bradford Networks. For more information please contact Wavelink on 1300 147 000.