Mobile app security for endpoint and mobile

IBM MaaS360® with Watson™ mobile app security covers your public and private apps with a host of options. Choose from unified app catalogs across iOS, macOS, Android and Windows, app wrapping (SDKs) for data leak prevention, and AI analytics for installs and usage. Deliver secure, single sign-on (SSO) access to enterprise apps through integration with IBM Cloud Identity. Or select app-level tunneling for quick, secure access to corporate data when employees are on the go. MaaS360 also offers partner integrations including Wandera Mobile Threat Defense (MTD), Cisco Security Connector (CSC), and Entrust Datacard.

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Mobile app management

MaaS360 provides a unified app catalog with built-in security and operational lifecycle management capabilities. IT can distribute, update, and manage helpful apps, while blacklisting those that are harmful or unproductive.

  • Modern unified app catalog to help you streamline endpoint and mobile app deployment
  • Mobile application lifecycle management to help distribute, update, manage and protect public and enterprise apps
  • Compliance and enforcement to help stop data leaks
  • Volume purchase program support to help manage and track bulk app licenses
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Mobile app security

MaaS360 provides a container for your enterprise and third-party public apps to deliver mobile app protection across end user devices. Through the container, you can require authentication, set up single sign-on (SSO), and configure data leak prevention (DLP) controls to avoid cutting, copying or pasting of app data.

In addition, you can wrap apps with security controls provided by the app developer or enable app security with the MaaS360 SDK to directly apply controls in the app code.

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Gateway for apps

MaaS360 delivers seamless access to internal data and resources through a per-app VPN tunnel. A full device-level VPN connection is not needed, allowing for enhanced security and a better user experience on devices.

  • Safeguard data in an encrypted app container with data leak controls
  • Reduce opening corporate networks to devices with the VPN session enabled
  • A better user experience with faster and simpler access to enterprise app data
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Wandera mobile threat defense

Mobile attacks are widespread and continue to target users with attempts to steal valuable credentials. Meanwhile, organizations face rising costs as mobile data usage grows, alongside compliance and legal liability risks from shadow IT and unapproved content. To help organizations overcome these challenges, MaaS360 and Wandera now offer a combined solution for:

  • Granular policy controls to risky app traffic
  • Deep application risk assessment
  • Detect malicious apps to stop cryptojacking and phishing attempts
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Identity and access management

With MaaS360 Identity Management, enable users to securely access enterprise apps without typing in a password every time. Also unlock security features that enforce specific conditional access rules tied to user compliance. These features help to enhance data security and enables organizations to spend less time verifying that end users and their endpoints are properly provisioned.

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App approval workflow

The app approval workflow follows a logical sequence to make sure every precaution and test is completed to get an app approved for distribution to the end-user. Third-party vendors have security and malware checks in place to review private enterprise apps. Working in conjunction with a UEM solution, it is now easier to upload, check and deploy enterprise apps to employees:

  • Involve the proper stakeholders in the review and deployment process
  • Use preferred third-party apps for review and approval
  • Manage entire app deployment process from one place

MaaS360 partner app ecosystem

MaaS360 has expanded and simplified its partner program. Visit the IBM Security App Exchange to see endpoint security partner apps available across a broad assortment of categories:

  • Mobile threat defense
  • Compliance
  • Reporting
  • Virtual private network (VPN)
  • Remote control
  • Cloud access security broker (CASB)
  • Mobile application security

The App Exchange makes it easy to see which apps integrate with MaaS360 and speeds the process of expanding your UEM use case support with your preferred tools.


Learn more about MaaS360 mobile application security

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The App Approval Workflow

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