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Encryption

Mobile Apps Must be their own Fortress to Withstand Attacks from Hackers

A mobile app must be its own fortress and never assume platforms are encrypted, authenticated, use VPN or require a PIN for security. I guess developers can’t count on anything these days. How you deal with security is what separates consumer app developers from enterprise app developers. The best apps assume an insecure, unencrypted and …
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Reduce Business Risk by Migrating your Legacy Software to Modern, Secure Platforms and Programming Languages

Businesses drag their feet when mobilizing line of business apps via legacy software migration thinking it’s cheaper to maintain a codebase than to rewrite. I get it. Migrating all those apps to mobile seems like eating the proverbial elephant. They cost a lot of money to build, the highly-skilled developers needed to rewrite the code …
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Reduce Business Risk by Enforcing Security Policies on Data with Digital Rights Management

To enforce data security policies directly, get an EMM solution with digital rights management to protect data where it flows & rests. So far, our EMM journey to secure corporate data has dealt with the issue by broadly securing the entire device via MDM or more narrowly securing the apps that deliver the data using …
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Reduce Company Expenses and Enforce Mobile Security with Exchange Active Sync

If you don’t have an Enterprise Mobility Management solution, start with Exchange Active Sync to enforce device policies and security. Baby steps. While you might not say Microsoft Exchange Server in the same breath as enterprise mobility management, this product has managed more devices than any other system over the last decade. Since most enterprises …
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Windows Phone 8.1 is Here

For users of the Nokia Lumia 1520 on AT&T, the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system update is available for immediate download. The smartphone built from the ground-up to address the security and management needs of every enterprise has arrived.  Some of you developers and early adopters running the developer preview may need to use the Nokia Software Recovery Tool to …
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Windows Phone 8 is now FIPS 140-2 Certified

With FIPS 140-2 certification, Windows Phone 8 now meets the security requirements of the United States and Canadian governments meaning it’s secure enough to be used by federal agencies and the military. This also means Windows Phone 8 is more than secure enough to be trusted by companies and individuals all over the world. The National Institute …
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5 Steps to Containerize your Enterprise Mobile Apps

Just in case you haven’t noticed lately, the BYOD Juggernaut appears to be stumbling in the security department.  It’s time to get your mobile enterprise house in order and containerize your apps to create islands of security on potentially insecure mobile devices.   We’ve seen buggy mobile operating system updates that allow users to bypass lock screens, …
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Encrypting your Credentials on Windows Phone 7.5

The last time I talked to you about Windows Phone security, I showed you how to encrypt your data and save it in Isolated Storage using Silverlight’s AesManaged class to create a Key and an Initialization Vector (IV) based on a password and salt value.  This gave your consumer and line-of-business apps the iron-clad AES …
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What the new App Hub in Windows Phone Mango means for the Enterprise

If you attended MIX 11 or watched it on Channel 9, you might have seen Todd Brix’s session titled “Making Money with your Applications on Windows Phone.” In this session, Todd talked about all the great things Windows Phone users and developers can expect with the new Marketplace and App Hub in the Mango timeframe.  …
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