Enterprise security and app models are flawed


Launch of Mobile Helix's Link to disrupt flawed enterprise security and app models

Mobile Helix, an enterprise application and data security platform provider, has stated that IT security models today simply do not work as they focus on protecting the device rather than data itself. Mobile Helix announced the availability of Link, the industry's first pure HTML5 platform for unlocking enterprise productivity, as a solution to this flawed enterprise security structure.

Link combines security for enterprise data with a unique, open HTML5 application development and delivery platform and patent-pending performance enhancement technology.

Matt Bancroft, COO and president at Mobile Helix, told Smart Chimps: 'Enterprise security models need to change, from one where we're trying to keep data secure by protecting the device, to protecting data irrespective of the state of the device.

'You know devices are going to be lost and stolen. The device is probably going to be compromised and security is therefore under threat,' explained Bancroft. 'That needs to be the assumption of your security model, in our opinion.'

Link uses HTML5 and extends the standard to meet exacting enterprise requirements, including data security, device capability integration and performance optimisation.

HTML is the most commonly used development platform within enterprises, meaning companies using Link do not have to invest in any additional skills or infrastructure to enable secure mobility across their business, Mobile Helix stated.

It is designed with data security rather than device security at its core, delivering security irrespective of the endpoint, said Mobile Helix. The technology bridges the fixed-mobile application divide by allowing any existing or new browser-based enterprise application to be deployed across multiple device types, including mobile devices, PCs and laptops, claimed Mobile Helix.

Link supports iOS and Android now, and will support Windows 8, Mac OSX and Blackberry 10 later this year.

Bancroft added: 'This solution allows you to access the same data, information and security flowing across all your devices, from the desktop at work to your Mac at home and all your mobile devices inbetween. This is very much about usability, about people being able to use the devices they want to use.'

Commented Seth Hallem, CEO at Mobile Helix: 'Link is designed with unrestricted enterprise productivity at its core. It is the first product on the market to combine the unmistakable benefits of device-independent applications built using HTML5, with a disruptive data security platform that ensures sensitive corporate data is safe on any device.'

'We believe the notion that fixed and mobile applications require different development, delivery and security solutions is fundamentally flawed. Enterprises don't have the time or budget to simply throw out years of investment in standards-based IT and take a completely new, and often proprietary, approach to mobility. IT needs a unified strategy for building new apps and converting existing ones, while still ensuring data is protected under any circumstance and on any computing device. Link achieves this goal without requiring complicated and costly new infrastructure or expertise,' Hallem added.

Link creates a common application environment by deploying applications through Internet browsers, embracing standards-based technology to deliver an open, en to end solution. This in turn extends existing enterprise application development, delivery infrastructure and expertise to mobile devices.

Link integrates with existing IT processes and infrastructure to enable a simplified 'download free' application delivery and support model, removing the need for a separate enterprise app store, app catalogue, and dedicated distribution and update processes for every different application and mobile operating system.


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