Over the last several years, MachNation has observed a rapidly shifting landscape in the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform / Mobile Application Development Platform space. We expect the evolution of platforms and applications in the Internet of Things and Internet of Everything ecosystem to follow a similar evolution to that followed in the application server space and the MEAP/MADP space. This blog series addresses some of the changes in the MEAP/MADP space to show some of the similarities.
Mobile application development continues remain a high priority for businesses. Mobilizing enterprise processes no longer is a competitive differentiator for enterprises: it is required by enterprises to maintain their market positions by allowing them to create a set of necessary process improvements and facilitate new process development. Enterprises are also becoming a lot more savvy when it comes to shopping for a platform to adopt for ongoing and future mobile initiatives. In a not too distant past, mobile app development in the enterprise was in its infancy, and getting an app out was a big feat. In this series of blogs, MachNation elaborates on the key criteria for selecting a mobile development platform and why these criteria are important. The top three criteria are: flexibility/extensibility, security and manageability. In this article we cover the importance of a comprehensive security strategy in a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform / Mobile Application Development Platform.
Sound Security Strategy
According to MachNation, when we talk about a comprehensive security strategy we mean a complete end-to-end solution to securing enterprise data, adhering to regulatory compliance and corporate requirements. This ensures that the enterprise minimizes risk of data leaking to unauthorized parties. Enterprises must choose a mobile development platform that has a comprehensive security strategy so that the enterprise can securely store data at-rest, maintain security of back-end applications and ensure secure transmission of data over networks. This allows enterprises to meet corporate compliance, legal and regulatory requirements.