In life, it’s said that the only constant is change. That’s no different in the world of IT. But in IT, we can’t have change unless we also have security. In our world, these two things go hand in hand.
Keeping pace with the rapid change from corporate-owned data centers to cloud services while maintaining tight control of your data and identity is a challenge. Mobile devices add an additional level of risk. However, Citrix XenMobile is built to bring a higher level of security to these platforms, no matter the location of your assets.
One of the fastest-growing cloud solutions in the market today is Microsoft Office 365, which provides better access to Office applications on mobile devices. Let’s count the ways that XenMobile embraces Office 365 allowing users to be more productivity while minimizing security risks:
- Provide a Unified Enterprise App Store
Your users do not have to search through thousands of applications to find the relevant apps. Plus, you can also provide the virtual applications and web links through the one interface. Simplicity.
- Enforce device-level encryption
In MDM-mode, you are always able to require the passcode, but now you are able to require this same setting from MAM-only mode. Since XenMobile doesn’t require MDM for end-users, this plays into your BYOD use cases.
- Application-level micro-VPN
XenMobile provides built-in support for the micro-VPN technology. mVPN secures your communication to services in the cloud or on premise data centers. End users are not prompted for access; the MDX technology takes care of this for you. This is pure data-in-motion support.
- Open attachments in Office 365 applications
MDX applications, such as WorxMail, can have an Open-In policy to control the apps in which users can open an attachment. This allows fine-grain control over your data, as you are in control of which apps have it.
- Leverage CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) to block storage
CASB integration with vendors, such as Netskope, allows you the control of which storage providers your users have access to. CASB solutions can be deployed with XenMobile.
XenMobile and Microsoft EMS Co-existence
With the coexistence between XenMobile MDM and Microsoft EMS, Microsoft DLP policies will apply to documents coming from XenMobile applications without the need to store the documents first. The smooth transition between applications and security boundaries is a win for everyone.
For all these reasons and more, with XenMobile, you can embrace change with a higher degree of confidence, less risk and better user productivity.