By Mark Shull  |  Posted 2010-09-22 Print this article Print


Mobile applications are most powerful when they can efficiently connect to back-end data services. Devices such as the iPad are powerful productivity tools in part because they provide an array of connectivity options. In addition, enterprise-class devices provide powerful VPN capabilities which, when combined with wireless connectivity, provide secure remote access to enterprise data. These networking capabilities enable a new world of transaction-oriented applications in addition to the important and well-supported enterprise e-mail application.

When selecting an EMM platform, look for one that automates the configuration of secure WiFi, VPN and native e-mail sync. By properly configuring the iPad to connect into your existing IT infrastructure, as laptops do today, data and services can be delivered to these endpoints, which maximizes infrastructure investments.

Mark Shull joined McAfee in June 2010 via the Trust Digital acquisition. Mark now acts as Senior Vice President of Mobile Security at McAfee. Prior to the acquisition, Mark was chief executive officer for Trust Digital. Mark has also held senior positions at VeriSign and served as group president of enterprise security services. Prior to that, Mark was president and CEO at MarkMonitor, where he grew revenues from $1.5 to $30M in just over three years. Additionally, as president and CEO of Digex, Mark increased revenues from $22M to $214M in just over three years and completed a successful $200 million IPO. He can be reached at

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