ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise) Standardizes Enterprise Mobility Management Solutions

Date 2015/3/3 10:09:20 | Topic: Company News

Leaders in enterprise application enablement today launched ACE (App Configuration for Enterprise), an open standard approach for managing and securing apps deployed via enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions. ACE founding members AirWatch® by VMware®, Box, Cisco, Workday and Xamarin have tackled common security and usability challenges that organizations have when deploying apps, by simplifying and scaling the deployment of apps in the enterprise.
These standards include:
* Automating the first-time setup experience with app configuration capabilities
* Securing app connectivity to corporate networks with per-app tunnel
* Avoiding separate user login requirements for each app with single sign-on
* Allowing access to native apps only on secure, compliant devices with access control
* Preventing data leakage with a flexible set of security policies including open in and copy/paste controls
* Wiping corporate data remotely from lost or stolen devices

By providing standardized app configurations and policies that will interoperate with all EMM solutions, ACE is the first solution of its kind, providing a new approach to securing apps with EMM-specific solutions. ACE leverages the latest APIs available through leading operating system platforms such as Apple iOS and Google Android, and it provides a framework that requires minimal effort for both app developers and EMM platforms to integrate, while maintaining a positive end user experience.

Developers that join ACE can benefit from a significant reduction in cost and time to build enterprise ready applications. Developers can take advantage of ACE benefits including no proprietary SDK or app wrapping, vendor neutral applications, a single app build for enterprises and no coding required for certain security settings. Meanwhile, end-users will enjoy a seamless, native device experience, the ability to leverage existing investments in EMM, VPN and identity, a plug-and-play approach with seamless auto-configuration of apps and access to company networks and a broader set of available supported apps.



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