MobileIron Announces Zero Trust Platform Making the World’s Most Ubiquitous Product – the Mobile Device – Your ID and Secure Access to the Enterprise

Introduces zero sign-on technology to eliminate passwords

9 out of 10 security leaders believe that mobile devices will soon
serve as digital ID to access enterprise services and data

(NASDAQ:MOBL) introduces the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust
security platform. MobileIron’s mobile-centric strategy allows for
continuous enforcement and protection of data, both on the device and on
the network, with comprehensive correlation between the critical signals
for zero trust: user, device, apps, networks, and threats. This makes
the world’s most ubiquitous product – the mobile device – your ID and
secure access to the enterprise. This platform goes beyond identity
management and gateway approaches by utilizing a more comprehensive set
of attributes before granting access.

With mobile devices as your ID, organizations replace the password with
a secure and frictionless alternative, ushering in a new era of user
authentication. MobileIron is introducing a revolutionary zero sign-on
experience built on the company’s leading unified endpoint management
(UEM) platform and powered by the MobileIron Access solution.

Zero sign-on completely eliminates passwords as the method for user
authentication, replacing single sign-on, which still requires at least
one username and password. MobileIron paved the way for a zero sign-on
enterprise with its Access
product in 2017, which enabled zero sign-on to cloud services on managed
devices. Today’s announcement extends this capability, making
passwordless access to cloud services available from any device, managed or
unmanaged, using the mobile device as the user’s secure ID.

“Mobile is the center of our universe, both personally and
professionally. With that comes a need for a mobile-centric
enterprise-grade security solution,” said Simon Biddiscombe, CEO,
MobileIron. “We are delivering that solution – making the mobile device
your ID and access to the enterprise. And we didn’t stop there. We are
eliminating passwords for any device, whether managed or unmanaged,
because we think single sign-on is one sign-on too many.”

Zero sign-on solves three problems inherent in passwords. As Forrester
Research analysts Andras Cser and Merritt Maxim explain: “First,
passwords represent a security risk because they can be easily hacked,
and password reuse can start an avalanche of breaches. Second,
password-related reset costs generate significant operational support
costs. Third, password authentication is often the source of a bad user
experience, especially in mobile environments” (Forrester: Understand
The State Of Identity And Access Management, 2018 To 2019
Zero sign-on eliminates the pain and expense of traditional user
credentials, replacing it with a seamless, secure authentication

A passwordless enterprise has been an unfulfilled promise for years. In
fact, according to an April 2019 IDG survey of security decision makers,
86% would do away with passwords if they could. The same survey found
that nearly 9 out of 10 security leaders believe that, in the near
future, mobile devices will serve as the digital ID to access enterprise
services and data.

The MobileIron security platform is built on the foundation of
award-winning and industry-leading unified endpoint management (UEM)
capabilities with additional zero trust-enabling technologies, including
zero sign-on (ZSO), multi-factor authentication (MFA), and mobile threat
defense (MTD). Together, they enable a seamless, secure user experience
by ensuring only authorized users, devices, apps, and services can
access business resources.

MobileIron’s vision is to revolutionize enterprise authentication with a
mobile ID and zero sign-on experience from any device, any OS, any
location, to any service. Turning vision into reality, MobileIron’s zero
sign-on for unmanaged devices will be available in June 2019 on iOS
devices. These capabilities will extend to Android devices later this
year. For more information, visit here.

About MobileIron

MobileIron is redefining enterprise security with the industry’s first
mobile-centric, zero trust platform built on the foundation of unified
endpoint management (UEM) to secure access and protect data across the
perimeter-less enterprise. Over 17,000 customers, including the world’s
largest financial institutions, intelligence agencies, and other highly
regulated companies rely on MobileIron to enable a seamless and secure
user experience by ensuring only authorized users, devices, apps, and
services can access business resources. For more information, visit


Marjaneh Ravai
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