MobileIron’s Zero trust platform uses mobile devices as a digital ID

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MobileIron has developed a new zero trust security platform for mobile devices. This turns mobile devices into a digital identity card that provides secure access to the company’s network, according to the company.

MobileIron claims to be able to apply continuous security rules to protect data on mobile devices and the corporate network. In addition, it links crucial signals from users, devices, apps, networks and digital threats to create a zero trust environment.

“In our working and private lives, we use mobile devices. This calls for a business security solution that focuses on mobile devices,” said Simon Biddiscombe, CEO of MobileIron. “We are making this solution available now. Our platform turns your mobile device into a proof of identity for access to the corporate network.”

Zero sign-on

The resulting platform, according to the company, goes beyond traditional gateways and identity management solutions by checking for a wider range of features before granting access. The advantage is that organizations no longer need to use passwords for authentication, but can set zero sign-on. “We do this on both managed and unmanaged mobile devices. Because we think that one single sign-on registration is too much.”

Thanks to zero sign-on, the mobile device can be used to log in, without the need for a password. A recent survey conducted by IDG among decision-makers in the field of cyber security shows that there is also a need for this. 86% said they would abandon passwords if they were possible.

The new security platform uses unified endpoint management (UEM) functionalities and zero trust technologies such as zero sign-on, multi-factor authentication and mobile threat defense. Together, they should provide a secure and smooth user experience, with only authorized users, apps and services accessing corporate resources.

Zero sign-on capabilities for unmanaged devices will be available to iOS mobile device users from June this year. Later this year, the feature will also be rolled out for Android users.

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