February 26, 2013
ForeScout Technologies Inc and Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) recently announced an integration of Citrix XenMobile MDM and ForeScout CounterACT, a network access control (NAC) solution, to provide unified control across mobile devices, users, applications, data, and network attributes. The solution, according to both companies, will enable security amid the bring your own device (BYOD) trend for enterprises worldwide. Here are the details.
By combining NAC and MDM, the companies aim to help companies quickly implement enterprise mobility and bring your own device (BYOD) strategies that are flexible and secure. ForeScout now provides bi-directional integration between NAC and MDM, which makes it easier to enroll, monitor and manage new devices in the MDM system, according to the company.
By combining ForeScout CounterACT and Citrix XenMobile MDM Edition, enterprises gain the advantages from the following functions:
Security automation to dynamically detect in real-time unmanaged devices, such as iPads, iPhones and Androids, attempting to connect to the corporate network.
Automated installation of Citrix XenMobile MDM Edition agent on unmanaged devices through an automated self-enrollment process.
Detection of jail-broken and rooted devices with the means to negate or limit access until remediated.
Over-the-air device configuration and corporate app catalog management to provision access to corporate email, WiFi, VPN and applications.
Enforcement of passcode policies and strong encryption keys to protect sensitive data on mobile devices.
Mobile application blacklisting, minimum OS level verification and device feature restrictions.
Powerful compliance rules engine, enforced upon admission to the corporate network and continuously while connected, tested at the device and network level, with automated remediation.
Unified visibility, control and compliance reporting for all mobile endpoint devices including PCs, smartphones, tablets, and laptops through the ForeScout CounterACT platform.
Citrix recently announced XenMobile MDM, an iOS and Android device management (and other mobile OS management) platform built from Zenprise, the mobile device management company that Citrix acquired two months ago.
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