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MobileIron firms up enterprise mobility service with new innovations

MobileIron has integrated three new capabilities into its Enterprise Mobility Management offering in order to assist companies with mobile deployments and to ensure they are completely secure.

The three additions include integration with Splunk’s software, Help@Work’s iOS screen-sharing technology, and Tunnel’s revolutionary per app VPN on iOS with all theee being shown off at this week’s InfoSecurity Europe conference.

“Mobility unlocks human potential in the workplace and helps our customers establish competitive advantage,” stated Sean Convery, Vice President of Product Management at MobileIron. “But as a company’s mobile deployment expands, the operational burden on IT can become overwhelming without the right management platform.”

MobileIron’s agreement with Splunk sees the latter’s software embedded into MobileIron’s platform as well as the release of the MobileIron App for Splunk Enterprise. The integration of Splunk’s technology means that more than 200 machine data fields per mobile device that describe a company’s mobile environment and provide data on the health of devices. The data is collected by Splunk Enterprise that can then be compared to data from elsewhere and analysed by Splunk or using the MobileIron App for Splunk Enterprise.

Help@Work makes iOS help desk support a lot easier by providing the opportunity to share an iOS screen with support staff by simply tapping a button and saves time when compared to an employee having to explain the nature of the problem over the phone.

Finally MobileIron’s Tunnel allows per app VPN to be delivered on iOS to secure data-in-motion from any managed App Store app. Organisations are able to authorise internally-built apps and App Store apps to access corporate resources behind a firewall, and at the same time unapproved or personal apps are blocked from using Tunnel.

Tunnel makes authentication easier by using iOS 7 single sign on and uses this to provide secure connectivity for mobile apps thus making sure that new back-end infrastructure is not required.