|[April 09, 2013]
Mocana Extends Lead in Enterprise Mobile App Security
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Mocana (News - Alert), 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 (News - Alert)™ 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
"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
Mocana's Mobile App Protection solution helps organizations accelerate
mobility initiatives by automating iOS and Android app security. MAP's
patent-pending app-shielding solution allows managers to simply
point-and-click to add new security in seconds to existing mobile apps,
without having to wite any code. MAP enables business units, IT
departments and app developers to customize security policies while
taking advantage of FIPS 140-2 encryption and standards-based
communication protocols. Once wrapped, the app, its data, and the
connection to the enterprise are secure. Mocana MAP is largely invisible
to end-users; MAP-wrapped apps work with their native user experience.
Finally, unlike many competing "app-wrapping" packages, MAP is a robust
and mature product that consistently performs in real-world bake-offs
and penetration tests.
This newest MAP release includes a raft of new app security automation
policies, bug fixes and performance enhancements, including:
Remote Data Wipe - provides the ability to delete
application-specific data of wrapped apps on managed and unmanaged
Smart Firewall - gives enterprise customers the option of
implementing a secure app connection to the enterprise using an SSL
reverse proxy. This option is an addition to the existing per-app
IPSec VPN policy.
Geo-fencing - defines a virtual perimeter around a real-world
geographic location within which an app can be used, such as a campus,
military base, city or other area.
Location masking - protects the user by preventing an app from
obtaining the current location from the device it is running on.
App expiration - defines a start and end date for app
functionality which can be used with contractors and others needing
temporary use of an app, or as a failsafe for ensuring an app can no
longer be used by former employees.
Shared copy and paste - permits copy and paste operations among
a federated group of MAP-wrapped apps on the same device.
Software developers are invited to join the MAP Developers Program and
make their apps 'MAP-Ready' by visiting www.mocana.com/mdp.
The program, which launched last month, includes NitroDesk, Breezy,
Atimi Software, Dolphin and bigtincan as partners.
Availability and Pricing
MAP is available now by subscription or on a perpetual license basis.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a
Launched in 2004 and recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2012
Technology Pioneer, Mocana unlocks the mobile enterprise and simplifies
wide-scale deployments by securing apps automatically, in seconds. The
company's Mobile Application Protection (MAP) app-shielding solution
mitigates the complexities of mobile management, while freeing
developers from lengthy and expensive security coding. Mocana is the
global app security expert, counting five of the top seven Android
handset makers as customers, with deep expertise born from a decade of
experience securing embedded devices across the Internet of Things; from
medical devices to aerospace and defense, from smart grid to industrial
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