Fixmo, SteelCloud team on 'defense-grade' hosted security for iOS, Android
Fixmo is partnering with SteelCloud to launch the Fixmo Enterprise Mobility Platform for Hosters, a secure enterprise mobility offering optimized for hosted service providers looking to expand their services to Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.
The Fixmo Enterprise Mobility Platform for Hosters enables HSPs to offer "defense-grade" security and controlled access to hosted email, applications, web browsing and documents across iOS and Android devices. The behind-the-firewall product touts end-to-end federally certified data encryption as well as a mobile device management tool set.
"Fixmo EMP for Hosters provides a simple solution to a complex problem--how does a Hoster expand its secure mobility services to iOS and Android devices without sacrificing the level of security that their customers have become accustomed to?" said Brian Hajost, SteelCloud president and CEO.
SteelCloud is Fixmo's exclusive global distribution partner and will offer monthly license distribution, administration and support services to its HSP customers. Pricing details were not disclosed.
SteelCloud designs and architects specialized virtual appliances for mobile computing technologies. Fixmo offers mobile security and mobility management solutions for both the public and private sectors. Its data protection, identity verification and system integrity monitoring technologies were developed in partnership with the National Security Agency.
Research firm Gartner forecasts that half of employers will require employees to supply their own devices for work purposes by 2017. "We're finally reaching the point where IT officially recognizes what has always been going on: People use their business device for nonwork purposes," David Willis, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner, said earlier this year.
"They often use a personal device in business. Once you realize that, you'll understand you need to protect data in another way besides locking down the full device. It is essential that IT specify which platforms will be supported and how; what service levels a user should expect; what the user's own responsibilities and risks are; who qualifies; and that IT provides guidelines for employees purchasing a personal device for use at work, such as minimum requirements for operating systems," Willis observed.
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