SOURCE: iboss Network Security

iboss Network Security

September 17, 2014 08:00 ET

iboss Streamlines Secure Use of Apple Devices in the Enterprise

Unified MDM and Web Security Solution Now Supports Apple Device Enrollment Program; Saves IT Resources on Mobile Device Management

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - iboss Network Security today announced its MobileEther solution supports single-step device enrollment of Apple devices in the cloud through the Apple Device Enrollment Program (DEP). MobileEther is the industry's first and only solution to combine traditional MDM and advanced Web security to prevent data loss and increase visibility across applications and Web traffic via a single console.

Apple DEP streamlines mobile device management (MDM) for institutionally owned devices, and integration with iboss MobileEther adds an additional layer of security by transparently binding each device with user-specific Web and application security policies. Integration with Apple DEP eliminates the need for IT to physically touch the device, as the program is managed in the cloud, saving valuable IT resources and ensuring accurate policy enforcement.

"The adoption of Apple devices across industries is improving employee productivity, but creating a whole new set of challenges on the backend for IT departments," said Paul Martini, CEO, iboss Network Security. "As new devices are issued or change hands, IT departments are tasked with ensuring new users are authenticated and bound to the device so the correct security policies can be applied. This can be time intensive and costly. The addition of Apple DEP support streamlines device enrollment, saving IT departments hundreds of hours, while also increasing security, ensuring accurate policy enforcement and providing device protection."

Key benefits of iboss MobileEther with support for Apple DEP include:

  • Allows IT to bulk manage serial numbers and synchronize them with DEP to particular device groups
  • Enables out-of-box Web security for accurate enforcement and reporting
  • Simplifies devices setup for users; provides a setup assistant to automatically configure MDM
  • Automatically re-enrolls devices even if they are reset to factory defaults (i.e. lost / stolen)
  • Allows IT to setup and apply policies before turning on devices
  • Prevents users from circumventing enforced policies by enabling remote MDM profile lock
  • Allows assignment of devices to specific user profiles when synching, enabling admin to configure profiles for different access rights
  • Allows IT to conserve resources by delegating administrators in Apple's DEP portal to manage devices

MobileEther with support for Apple DEP enables out-of-the-box MDM for Apple and Mac devices purchased and distributed by an organization. The iboss MobileEther platform is available now. For a demo, please contact: sales@iboss.com

About iboss Network Security
iboss Network Security protects today's borderless networks against malware, advanced threats and data loss with innovative Web Security, Mobile Security and FireSphere™ Advanced APT defense. Backed by patented technology, iboss' stream-based approach delivers unparalleled visibility across all inbound/outbound data channels and port-evasive applications, with technology that offers infinite scalability to handle the largest bandwidth demands. iboss outbound data defense includes best of breed AntiVirus, Sandboxing, data anomaly detection, and advanced threat SIEM reporting, to better detect and respond to infections already on your network. Leveraging leading threat protection and unsurpassed usability, iboss is trusted by thousands of organizations and millions of users globally. Visit www.iboss.com