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#Citrix #XenMobile #MDM Integration With #Cisco ISE for #BYOD

Interesting and a good blog post by Sameer Mehta.

World of BYOD

 Bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives are enabling employees to bring their own personal devices to work and allowing them corporate access to services such as Email. We did a recent audit using our ability to integrate with security incident and event management (SIEM) systems for a customer. The audit provided visibility into their ActiveSync traffic and found devices that belonged to executives that were not under IT management. Here’s a snapshot of their BYO devices.

 

There are several reasons to enable such access – for example, to boost employee productivity or convenience of accessing email from any device. Having said that, as Uncle Ben puts it, “with great power comes great responsibility”, and this responsibility is on the IT administrator from a security point of view. It’s IT’s responsibility to make sure that corporate data is not compromised or leaked in the following scenarios:

  • What happens when this personal device is lost or stolen?
  • What happens if this device is jailbroken or rooted?
  • What happens if this device ends up outside an approved geofence. For example, outside of the US?
  • What happens if the user inadvertently installs an application that has the ability and access to the entire device memory, thereby having unauthorized access to corporate data?

End User’s perspective on Enterprise Mobility

End users want access to corporate services such as email, intranet, ability to share and collaborate over documents, and also use 3rd party applications such as Evernote, Quick Office or GoodReader. With mobile solutions such as XenMobile MDM, CloudGateway, ShareFile and GoToAssist, Citrix provides ubiquity i.e. ‘access any app. from any device’, and a unified view for applications with an enterprise app store, documents via ShareFile. Having said that, since the user is accessing multiple applications; end user experience is a key component of mobility solutions. For example, bootstrap authentication and provide single sign on (SSO) to other applications.

Enterprise IT perspective on BYOD

As IT is providing access to corporate services, the main concern is around data loss prevention (DLP) and protecting corporate content on the mobile device. This means, encrypting data at rest for application data, and documents that are hosted either on Sharepoint, Network File share or Cloud storage. From a DLP perspective, for security conscious organizations, the mobile solutions bundle, which includes XenMobile MDM and CloudGateway…

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//Richard

Enterprise mobility management options: MDM, MAM and MIM

The influx of mobile devices in the enterprise and the barrage of products to manage them has sparked debate over enterprise mobility management — specifically, whether IT admins focus on managing mobile devices, applications or information.

With more than 100 vendors in the enterprise mobility management market today, it’s a major challenge to cut through the noise and identify the best tools and techniques to enable viable, sustainable, cost-effective mobile IT strategies. Perhaps the biggest questions relate to the feature set required for successful mobile operations and how to deploy the right combination of products and services. But with so many new technologies and products appearing on the market, there’s a danger that functional overlap and complexity could quickly sink even the most well-intentioned and well-thought-out processes. Simplicity is the key to success, but as always, such simplicity is never realized on day one.

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//Richard

Five steps to designing your enterprise mobility strategy

Ok, I must agree with Nathalie here in her post. It’s a strategy from a “Citrix” point of view of course which is aligned with their overall message…

Five steps to designing your enterprise mobility strategy

/Richard

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