Welcome!

API Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan, Harry Trott, Pat Romanski

Blog Feed Post

Flexera Software's AdminStudio Suite 2014 Addresses Security & Reliability Concerns for Mobile Application Management

Strategic Application Readiness solution adds new compatibility and risk assessment capabilities to help ensure smooth, dependable and safe mobile app deployments

Maidenhead, U.K. - July 29, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced the release of AdminStudio Suite 2014. The new release helps enterprises eliminate much of the risk and inefficiency around preparing mobile applications for deployment via centralised Application Readiness best practice processes and automation.

"While many organisations have well-developed Application Readiness processes for testing, fixing and preparing enterprise applications for deployment - the introduction of mobile applications into the environment without similar processes can create significant risks," said Robert Young, Research Manager at IDC. "We recommend that organisations look closely at all mobile apps touching enterprise data and systems, and implement centralised processes to ensure governance and reliability of those apps prior to their deployment."

Streamlining Mobile Application Management
AdminStudio Suite 2014 ensures applications conform with IT's standards and work within an organisation's environment by following best practice processes for preparing physical, virtual, and mobile applications. In addition to managing internally-developed mobile apps with AdminStudio, organisations can now import public store links from Apple® App Store and Google® Play, and prepare and manage them in conformance to their standard Application Readiness processes. The solution also allows IT to automatically extract metadata from property files and app stores to streamline distribution of iOS and Android mobile apps to AirWatch® Mobile Device Management and Microsoft® System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

"It's essential that we have best practices, processes and technology that we can use to test, fix and package all of our enterprise apps," said Neil Codina, an application packager at Wood Group Mustang. "AdminStudio Suite 2014 provides this for our current environment, Win7 64-bit, App-V, Citrix. And it gives us great confidence knowing that it will also handle the future environments to which we will migrate, including future OS's, mobile applications and cloud computing."

Test Mobile Apps for Device Operating System (OS) Compatibility
AdminStudio Suite 2014 also enables organisations to automate compatibility testing of mobile apps for error-free deployment to mobile operating systems and devices such as iPads®, iPhones®, and Android phones, helping ensure they function properly. These new capabilities help improve service quality and dependability to end users of both internally developed mobile apps and those from public app stores. IT can also proactively help ensure change-readiness by leveraging new AdminStudio Suite 2014 tests that check for mobile app compatibility with the iOS8 Developer Preview, allowing organisations to discover in advance which apps are ready for the next iOS update.

Assess Mobile App Portfolio for Risky Behaviors and Compliance with Enterprise Policies
Mobile apps are capable of accessing and exposing critical and sensitive corporate data, presenting challenges to enterprise security. To address this concern, AdminStudio Suite 2014 now is able to identify organisations' mobile apps displaying behaviors that may introduce risk to corporate security and data privacy. The solution provides automated processes that look inside the mobile app property files and APIs to understand what features the app is accessing on the device in order to identify apps that exhibit risky behavior. Transparency to these behaviors will help enterprises establish mobile application management policies and configuration profiles designed to reduce risk.

"Security and risk are the big unknowns that enterprises assume when allowing mobile apps into their environments," said John Marcum, an enterprise architect at BABC. "AdminStudio Suite 2014 is the only solution I'm aware of that allows us to test those applications as we're preparing them for deployment to ensure we understand their potential impact on our systems, and can plan for and manage that risk."

Getting to Know Features & Behaviors of Mobile Apps
Strategic use of mobile apps in the enterprise is on the rise, yet there is rarely any institutional knowledge regarding how mobile apps behave when deployed or how to modify that behavior to support enterprise standards. AdminStudio Suite 2014 now provides automated processes that allow IT to look inside the mobile app property files and APIs to understand what the app is accessing on the device, (i.e. Camera, GPS) increasing understanding of the mobile app and OS settings in order to establish appropriate packaging and deployment policies.

"As organisations implement consumer-friendly policies like Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), IT teams are under the gun to deliver service to their teams without sacrificing reliability and security. Nowhere is this more challenging than in the proliferation of mobile apps accessing enterprise data and systems," said Maureen Polte, Vice President of Product Management at Flexera Software. "AdminStudio Suite 2014 is the only strategic Application Readiness solution capable of delivering a consistent, set of IT processes across all enterprise applications - including mobile."

Additional Enhancements
AdminStudio Suite 2014 now also provides tests to determine compatibility of Web applications with Internet Explorer 11, and support for VMware ThinApp 5.0 with new virtualisation suitability tests and conversion capabilities. AdminStudio 2014 also makes it easier and faster than ever to upgrade Microsoft App-V 4.x virtual applications to App-V 5.0.

Resources:

Learn more about:

Flexera Software AdminStudio Suite

Follow Flexera Software…

About Flexera Software
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and the value they derive from their software. Our next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions are essential to ensure continuous licensing compliance, optimized software investments and to future-proof businesses against the risks and costs of constantly changing technology. Over 80,000 customers turn to Flexera Software as a trusted and neutral source for the knowledge and expertise we have gained as the marketplace leader for over 20 years and for the automation and intelligence designed into our products. For more information, please go to: http://www.flexerasoftware.com/.

For more information, contact:
Vidushi Patel/Nicola Males
Vanilla PR
[email protected]
T: +44 7958 474 632 / +44 7976 652491

Copyright © 2014 Flexera Software LLC. All other brand and product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: RealWire

Read the original blog entry...

More Stories By RealWire News Distribution

RealWire is a global news release distribution service specialising in the online media. The RealWire approach focuses on delivering relevant content to the receivers of our client's news releases. As we know that it is only through delivering relevance, that influence can ever be achieved.

@ThingsExpo Stories
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Major trends and emerging technologies – from virtual reality and IoT, to Big Data and algorithms – are helping organizations innovate in the digital era. However, to create real business value, IT must think beyond the ‘what’ of digital transformation to the ‘how’ to harness emerging trends, innovation and disruption. Architecture is the key that underpins and ties all these efforts together. In the digital age, it’s important to invest in architecture, extend the enterprise footprint to the cl...
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
Successful digital transformation requires new organizational competencies and capabilities. Research tells us that the biggest impediment to successful transformation is human; consequently, the biggest enabler is a properly skilled and empowered workforce. In the digital age, new individual and collective competencies are required. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bob Newhouse, CEO and founder of Agilitiv, drew together recent research and lessons learned from emerging and established compa...
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web ...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their backend AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT - especially in the connected home and office. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Kocher, founder and managing director of Grey Heron, explained how Amazon is extending its reach to become a major force in IoT by building on its dominant cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strat...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, will share examples from a wide range of industries – includin...
"We build IoT infrastructure products - when you have to integrate different devices, different systems and cloud you have to build an application to do that but we eliminate the need to build an application. Our products can integrate any device, any system, any cloud regardless of protocol," explained Peter Jung, Chief Product Officer at Pulzze Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, provided an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data professionals...
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.