BOSTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Apperian® Inc., the mobile application management (MAM®) company, today announced integration with Mocana Atlas, a platform for delivering and driving adoption of highly secure, connected mobile enterprise apps with a consumer-like experience. The integration expands Apperian's existing mobile app security portfolio and offers customers in highly regulated settings or those with demanding security needs a new, cost-effective option for establishing secure, per-app VPN access to corporate networks.
Industries with stringent data security standards, such as finance, insurance, health care and government, often run purpose-built mobile apps that require access to information behind corporate firewalls. To date, this has been accomplished by granting mobile devices access to legacy VPN infrastructures, an approach that is costly and difficult to manage. Existing VPN solutions are not designed with a mobile user in mind or to manage the volume and nature of mobile traffic, leading to weak performance and poor user experience. Together, Apperian and Mocana solve this problem by providing the first end-to-end solution that is built specifically for mobile apps and optimized for security, scalability, end user experience and ease of management.
Apperian's Mobile Application Management (MAM) platform provides fine-grained security and dynamic policy controls at the individual app level, ensuring safe app deployment without requiring Mobile Device Management (MDM) software. The new integration with Mocana Atlas extends Apperian's native mobile app security capabilities and now enables app owners and administrators to:
Easily apply the Mocana Atlas per-app VPN policy to apps through Apperian's admin console with one-click that requires no coding or software development kit (SDK)
Secure any app with strong, two-factor certificate-based authentication and a FIPS-certified termination point at the edge of their network
Connect any app into secured corporate networks via a high-volume, high-performance VPN connection, giving users outside the corporate firewall and using unmanaged devices access to critical information
Separate business app traffic from other device traffic, ensuring that only enterprise relevant traffic enters the corporate network, keeping malware at bay and raising compliance standards
Deliver a consumer-like app experience, as simply launching the app to open it seamlessly connects it to the Mocana Atlas gateway
"This completely changes the game in regulated and security-centric industries, where historically purpose-built apps could only be deployed to corporate-owned and managed devices," said Alan Murray, senior vice president of products at Apperian. "The real value is in the app. Rather than expensive and time-consuming legacy approaches, we've made it possible for virtually any enterprise mobile app to be securely connected to the corporate network and deployed to a user's device of choice without need to modify the app's code. Enabling workers with the transformative power of mobile apps in highly secure settings has never been easier, faster, or more scalable."
"Organizations are mobilizing enterprise applications and extending rich functionality and data to workers throughout the extended enterprise, which creates highly complex IT requirements. This partnership provides the ability to manage those requirements end-to-end, through a single source that ensures the highest levels of security," said Alan Panezic, vice president of products at Mocana. "Apperian's mobile app management platform is the industry's most complete solution for managing enterprise mobile apps. By combining Apperian with Mocana Atlas, customers can ensure that their data-in-flight is secure while making the deployment process extremely user-friendly, even when accessed by unmanaged devices."
Apperian is the leading enterprise-class mobile application management and app store platform for the secure delivery of critical apps to 100% of users across an organization. Apperian provides fine-grained security and dynamic policy controls at the individual app level for deployments where mobile device management approaches are not possible or desired, such as BYOD, contract workers and other unmanaged devices.
Apperian's easy to use interface offers a private, branded consumer-like enterprise app store that greatly increases mobile app adoption and a comprehensive app management back-end for administrators to easily protect and manage their business apps and data. The company has helped IT and line of business professionals secure and deliver more than 1.5 million enterprise apps to organizations such as Maxim Integrated Products, NVIDIA, Nationwide, New Balance, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.