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MobileIron pumps up security capabilities, partner integrations in EMM platform update

The San Francisco-based company says the updates "complete the modern enterprise security puzzle" by focusing on choice and trust.

MobileIron has announced a bevy of new security capabilities available in its Enterprise Mobility Management suite.

The San Francisco-based company says the updates "complete the modern enterprise security puzzle" by focusing on choice and trust.

On the trust side, the company is releasing MobileIron Visual Privacy, a capability built into the MobileIron app that allows employees to see which data their employer can and cannot access. The idea here is that the employees will have greater peace of mind, more trust for their employer, and ultimately more likelihood of adopting BYOD programs.

On the choice side, MobileIron announced Key Manager, a new capability in its Content Security Service (CSS). It allows MobileIron customers to pick out their own hardware security module used to safeguard the digital keys to the CSS. MobileIron also extended CSS support to Google Drive, which it says is one of the more popular cloud storage tools used by its customers.

Additionally, MobileIron announced the launch of version 2 of the MobileIron Developer Portal and MobileIron Marketplace. MobileIron says the revamped sites will make it as easier for ISVs to integrate their security programs or apps with MobileIron.

As for partnerships, MobileIron is strengthening its ties with Microsoft and Google. With Microsoft, the company has launched the preview of MobileIron for Windows 10. MobileIron says it plans to be the policy engine for the new security and apps model of the new OS.

With Google, MobileIron is brining its AppConnect framework to the Android for Work Platform, which will enable developers to deploy any AppConnect-enabled app in the Android for Work secure workspace.

MobileIron also plans to make the MobileIron Tunnel available for Windows Phone and Android. Previously the app-based VPN service was only available via iOS. It allows IT administrators to secure traffic from enterprise apps without also capturing traffic from personal apps.