BoxTone enhances its mobile device management platform with automated security policy, compliance management capabilities and Active Directory integration.
has added automated compliance management capabilities to its mobile device
Enterprise Mobile Management platform has been updated to include a fully
automated policy and compliance management engine, a real-time mobile security
dashboard, analytics, alerting and audit reporting, BoxTone said Sept. 26. The
EMM directly integrates with policy and security systems such as Microsoft
Active Directory and helps IT departments ensure mobile devices are compliant
with corporate policy and industry regulations.
EMM took an IT Service Management (ITSM)-based approach to mobile security,
governance, risk and compliance, Alan Snyder, CEO at BoxTone, told eWEEK
. By directly integrating with the
enterprise's existing policy and security systems, EMM provides the CIO and
CISO with access to tools for policy, change and compliance management. EMM
supports BlackBerry, iOS and Android mobile operating system platforms.
offers a "one-stop shop which covers all mobile device platforms," Snyder
is aligned with core IT services to help organizations accelerate and sustain
mobility initiatives-securely, reliably, and at the lowest risk and cost,
according to Brian Reed, vice president of products at BoxTone. Most MDM
technologies employ a manual, proprietary approach focused on initial device
provisioning, which exposes the enterprise to security failures, regulatory
breaches, service degradation and financial loss.
policies, procedures and tools to manage mobile devices must become an integral
part of business regardless of who owns the device, the company said. Mobile
device management has to cover the full life cycle of a device, from the first
time it is used in the enterprise to when the employee no longer needs to be
accessing corporate resources, according to Snyder.
devices need to be managed like all other IT assets, with CIOs and CISOs able
to get real-time visibility, fully auditable analytics and integrated reporting
that is necessary for enterprises to secure mobile devices and all of the
services and systems accessible from the devices, Snyder said.
'set it and forget it' old-world approach is doomed to failure as deployments
become more dynamic and move from the hundreds to thousands of mobile devices
and applications across the distributed enterprise," Reed said.
BoxTone Security Management Dashboard provides real-time visibility into the
global security posture and compliance status. The dashboard displays the
overall enterprise status and offers the capability to drill down to see the
results of each individual device's security and compliance audits. BoxTone
Platform Integration integrates with existing security and policy management
systems to ensure that policies are enforced consistently across the
mobility cannot be done in isolation, and it cannot be seen as a simple
feature/function mobile device management checklist," Reed said.
Policy Management System automatically maps and extends existing enterprise
policy defined in Active Directory and automatically synchronizes all policy
changes to the device without requiring any manual action. The BoxTone
Configuration Management System does the same thing for configuration settings,
automatically adjusting device configurations based on changes to mobile and
much more secure if the enterprise is using already defined groups in Active
Directory to manage mobile devices instead of creating new groups within the
EMM, Snyder said.
BoxTone Compliance Management System continuously monitors the end-to-end
security status of all enterprise devices, applications, mobile services and
dependent infrastructure. All violations are automatically detected, remediated
and logged. BoxTone Mobile Analytics includes a data warehouse with governance
as well as risk and compliance reporting with full audit capabilities.