Entrust and MobileIron Work to Improve Access to Mobile Security and Enterprise Authentication Tools
28 Feb, 2012, 07:37 ET
Solution enhances ease and cost effectiveness of cloud-based and mobile device security
DALLAS, Feb. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Entrust, Inc., a global leader in securing online identities and information, today announced an evolution in the company's relationship with MobileIron, an innovator in enterprise management and security for mobile devices and apps. To better address the growing mobility needs of customers, the two companies will be introducing a new integrated solution that is planned for later this year and will be designed to enable Entrust on-premise and cloud customers to manage certificates for mobile devices and applications.
This solution will enable Entrust PKI, Managed Service and IdentityGuard customers to leverage access for managing and utilizing their mobile device as an authenticator to mobile, web and enterprise applications. This capability will be designed to empower customers to identify devices accessing their enterprise and manage the identity of those users.
"As a result of the mobility revolution and the move toward bring your own device (BYOD), Entrust has been at the forefront of authenticating these additional access points to enable a secure information network for companies," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "We are pleased to develop our work with MobileIron, as these integrated offerings will enhance the value we bring to our customers by securing corporate data through a centralized management solution and allowing the flexibility of mobile access."
Entrust and MobileIron have forged a dynamic relationship intended to allow enterprises to better secure data on employee-owned phones and tablets without compromising the owner's privacy or the organization's security. By combining MobileIron's management capabilities with Entrust's advanced security measures, organizations will be able to operate more confidently in the emerging BYOD and cloud-based environment.
"Our customers are looking to certificates to solve the challenge of mobile authentication for both applications and the network," said Bob Tinker, CEO, MobileIron. "Entrust has set a high standard for information security with innovative solutions to address ongoing threats to the enterprise and we are pleased to be working with them to provide our customers the enterprise integration they need."
The integrated solution allows IT departments and users to better secure data being accessed and control costs under a centralized platform. Compatible with today's most popular mobile platforms, including Apple iOS, RIM BlackBerry and Google Android, Entrust leverages industry-standard technologies, including Personal Identity Verification (PIV), for higher security and enhanced interoperability versus proprietary systems.
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Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software 2011, MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data and applications move to smartphones and tablets. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform and the MobileIron Connected Cloud are the first solutions to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over mobile content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.
A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers enterprises, governments, financial institutions, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's customer-centric focus is the foundation to delivering organizations an unmatched level of security, trust and value. For strong authentication, credentialing, physical and logical access, mobile security, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, email [email protected] or visit www.entrust.com. Let's talk.
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