Menu
Mocana hopes to simplify mobile access to enterprise apps with Atlas

Mocana hopes to simplify mobile access to enterprise apps with Atlas

The platform lets users access all apps wrapped with Mocana's technology using single sign-on

Mocana's Atlas platform is intended to make it easier for users to access enterprise apps from their smartphones without compromising security.

The growing number of smartphones in the hands of employees is opening the door for new, more effective ways of working -- but the tug of war between the security requirements of the IT department and users' demands for ease of use is holding back adoption of enterprise mobile apps, according to John Aisien , senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at Mocana.

The problem is that most users have to enter multiple passwords to access one app, which takes up too much time. Having to spend more than a minute to access an app when you only want to use it for 20 to 25 seconds isn't acceptable. Mocana is hoping to solve that with the Atlas extended enterprise platform, Aisien said.

Mocana thinks CIOs need to worry less about trying to secure the device and more about securing specific apps and critical data. By securing an application using Mocana's app-wrapping technology MAP (Mobile App Protection), enterprises can protect their data, regardless of the device on which the app is installed.

MAP is a critical component of Atlas, but the company has also built a whole platform around it that handles user provisioning and encrypts the communication between the app and enterprise. The heart of the system is the new Atlas hardware appliance, which in its first iteration will be able to handle 25,000 sessions. Later this year that will increase to 50,000 sessions and a 100,000 session upgrade is also on Mocana's road map.

Installing new hardware is a big hurdle for many organizations, but the hardware form factor was a must to get the functionality and scalability the company was shooting for, according to Aisien. For smaller installations, Mocana is also working on a virtual appliance.

To make life easier for users, Atlas lets them access all MAP-protected apps using single sign-on. The connections are persistent, so users don't have to log in again even after a connection for some reason has been lost. Mocana's goal has been to make the security as transparent as possible to users.

Atlas works with iOS and Android, and can extend security policies to applications on unmanaged devices used by partners, contractors or others outside the enterprise network.

The Atlas extended enterprise platform started shipping on Tuesday. Mocana didn't say what the platform costs.

Send news tips and comments to mikael_ricknas@idg.com

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags telecommunicationapplicationsMocanaiossecurityAccess control and authenticationMobile OSesmobilemobile applicationsAndroid OS

Featured

Slideshows

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

​As the channel changes and industry voices deepen, the need for clarity and insight heightens. Market misconceptions talk of an “under pressure” distribution space, with competitors in that fateful “race for relevance” across New Zealand. Amidst the cliched assumptions however, distribution is once again showing its strength, as a force to be listened to, rather than questioned. Traditionally, the role was born out of a need for vendors and resellers to find one another, acting as a bridge between the testing lab and the marketplace. Yet despite new technologies and business approaches shaking the channel to its very core, distributors remain tied to the epicentre - providing the voice of reason amidst a seismic industry shift. In looking across both sides of the vendor and partner fences, the middle concept of the three-tier chain remains centrally placed to understand the metrics of two differing worlds, as the continual pulse checkers of the local channel. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable, in association with Dicker Data and rhipe, examined the pivotal role of distribution in understanding the health of the channel, educating from the epicentre as the market transforms at a rapid rate.

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel
Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar last night, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and resellers descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kickstart 2017. Photos by Maria Stefina.

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017
Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow Electronics introduced Tenable Network Security to local resellers in Sydney last week, officially launching the distributor's latest security partnership across Australia and New Zealand. Representing the first direct distribution agreement locally for Tenable specifically, the deal sees Arrow deliver security solutions directly to mid-market and enterprise channel partners on both sides of the Tasman.

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel
Show Comments