In conversation with Sahin Tugcular, Managing Director of Apptec GmbH, about the importance of a mobile device management (MDM) solution in corporate applications.

Mr. Tugcular, what importance do companies attribute to centralized management of their mobile devices in use in 2019?

Sahin Tugcular: The importance is still very high, as the companies do not want to configure the devices individually and want to record them centrally.

What influence has the European Basic Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO) exerted here?

Tugcular: In any case, the EU-DSGVO has contributed to an increased demand for the topic “MDM”. Companies want to ensure that business data remains separate from private data and that data can be deleted remotely in the event of a problem.

When should companies start implementing a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution? On what criteria does this depend?

Tugcular: In fact, almost every company needs an MDM. Starting with the protection of these devices up to the central administration of these devices. An MDM has its advantages in every company.

What challenges does such an introduction often pose? What are the stumbling blocks – and how can they be avoided?

Tugcular: Actually, there are no stumbling blocks. It’s up to the customer to decide which hiring options the company wants to use. In any case, it is important to think in advance about how much the devices should be restricted and which security settings should apply.

Keyword “BYOD”: To what extent can mobile devices with different operating systems (iOS, Android, Windows) be centrally managed together?

Tugcular: This is no problem at all with our solution. We support all common operating systems.

How can employees be sure that the MDM solution will not “spy on” private data at the same time?

Tugcular: Very secure with our solution. We have no access to private data such as pictures, chat and private e-mail accounts.

What happens if, for example, a mobile device is lost or stolen? What can an MDM solution do at this point?

Tugcular: In this case they can lock the device remotely or delete the content.

What challenges do MDM vendors face in developing their solutions?

Tugcular: The challenge lies in the fact that many operating systems are available and each has its own interfaces. As a software manufacturer, we therefore have very high development and maintenance costs.

Translated from the original German version.

Picture source: Apptec

SOURCE: https://www.it-zoom.de/mobile-business/e/mdm-eigentlich-gibt-es-keine-stolpersteine-23138/

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From Device, Policy, App, Content, to Security Management of Mobile Devices, AppTec360 covers it all.

Forward-Thinking Mobility Management
AppTec360’s EMM is a comprehensive IT control solution that is designed keeping in mind complex mobility-IT demands confronting modern companies. From device, policy, app, content, to security management of mobile devices, AppTec360 covers it all. The intuitive design of the console ensures that data from all mobile devices is visible in one single pane of glass view, and the solution is compatible with
all operating systems. To ensure that clients have seamless control over their sensitive content, AppTech offers ContentBox, an intuitive file sync and share tool for business professionals. With ContentBox users can easily share files, through simple drag and drop and point and click, with partners and co-workers and synchronize documents across laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. At the end of the day, it’s the IT team of an organization that decides onto which servers ContentBox should be installed and controls where all files are stored. Since security is AppTec360’s prime directive, ContentBox
is fully secured through enterprise-grade security systems, management tools, and governance policies.

Another solution through which AppTec360 ensures unparalleled security is AppTec Secure Privileged identity management (PIM) for BYOD and corporate and private data. SecurePIM encrypts all corporate data at the highest level and ensures that at all times sensitive data is protected from access by other applications such as WhatsApp and Facebook as well as unauthorized people. The Secure PIM app supports Microsoft-Exchange and IBM-Notes Servers, with the assistance of the active-sync-protocol. Therefore, the solution is fully compatible with Office 365 solutions and can be implemented immediately. Should a hacker try to gain access to a user’s Exchange-Account, by guessing the password, immediately. AppTec’s additional protection feature is activated: a two ­factor authentication, which provides double protection where the mobile device functions as a hardware token. AppTec360 EMM not only represents a secure architecture but it is also designed to combat future threats. For example, all threatened data can selectively be erased via remote control in case of a lost device, data operations by foreign apps

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EMM solution from AppTec holds leading position in the current Crisp Vendor Universe

 

For the second time in a row, AppTec360° has been ranked “Leader” in the fourth quadrant of Crisp Research. The award underlines the leading role of the Mobility-first solution of the Swiss provider AppTec in the mobility market, especially in the DACH region.

 

Also in the current provider comparison “Crisp Vendor Universe – Workplace & Mobility”, the Enterprise Mobility Manager of the Swiss AppTec GmbH is again placed as leader and still ranks among the leading solutions in this segment. The independent IT research and consulting firm Crisp Research evaluated providers and service providers in the workplace and mobility market for the third time and presented its analysis at the beginning of January 2019.

In the Unified Endpoint Management segment, AppTec once again had to compete with IT heavyweights such as Microsoft, Citrix and VMWare as well as 18 other providers, but was again able to maintain its position in the fourth quadrant of market accelerators (accelerator/leader).

 

Broad coverage of leading platforms

 

For its rating, Crisp Research evaluated the providers on the basis of the two main categories “Product Value Creation” and “Vendor Performance”, each with five sub-categories. AppTec achieved above-average values in almost all criteria such as product portfolio, strategy, product experience and disruptive potential.

The Crisp analysts were particularly impressed by the “clear and distinct feature set” of the solution as a “clear USP”. This enables companies to have a very good overview of which services they use and pay for. In addition, some add-on modules ensured that the unified endpoint management platform could be meaningfully expanded. “With AppTec360, another regional provider has joined the circle of accelerators,” summarize the analysts. “Numerous companies, especially in the DACH region, are currently switching to the AppTec platform.

 

European provider with attractive pricing model

 

Managing Director Sahin Tugcular consciously positions his company as a European counterweight in the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) market, which is flooded with American solutions, and relies on an attractive pricing model: comparably low monthly license prices and free use with less than 25 devices also make the AppTec solution interesting for smaller companies.

Founded in Basel in 2011, AppTec GmbH has already won more than 3,800 customers with its lean and easily accessible “Mobile-first solution”. The solution for remote maintenance of mobile devices is particularly convincing due to its intuitive management console and numerous useful security functions. Customers are free to choose whether they want to use an in-house server or AppTec’s cloud-based offering.

AppTec has integrated the TeamViewer remote support tool into its AppTec360 Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) solution. This makes it easier than ever for IT administrators to support end users in the use of numerous devices and apps.

In concrete terms, the integration of the remote maintenance solution enables IT administrators to remotely control a large number of desktop and mobile devices with Android, iOS, macOS or Windows operating systems via the AppTec360 management console or to share the screen view with the users of these devices. All connections are encrypted. In this way, the productivity as well as the user experience of the end users can be significantly improved. This means in detail:

– IT support staff can easily connect to an end user via the AppTec360 management console.
– End users can easily set up a remote support session on a Windows, MacOS, Android or iOS device with 1 click.
– Administrators control Android Kiosk devices ad hoc (unattended access) and …
– … transfer or receive files to or from a device.
– … transfer setting such as a Microsoft Exchange account via push or back up wireless settings.
– … receive information about CPU, RAM consumption, battery status, memory and more.
– … see Installed Apps and running Processes

“With TeamViewer, AppTec360 users can easily establish a secure support connection within their familiar management console,” said Sahin Tugcular, CEO of AppTec360. “Thanks to the integration, users no longer have to put their problems into words and helpdesk staff no longer have to guess where the user’s problem is. Remote access and control of endpoints streamlines the problem resolution process, resulting in increased productivity and overall satisfaction for end users.

To use the integrated solution, companies need an AppTec360 license and a compatible TeamViewer plan. Administrators can set up TeamViewer via the AppTec360 management console and then connect it to an existing TeamViewer account. Further information about the integration and the required TeamViewer plan can be found on the AppTec360 landing page: https://www.teamviewer.com/en/integrations/apptec360

When it comes to the new GDPR/EU-DSGVO, companies are reigned in on the topic of data protection: no passing on of personal information without the person’s consent. However, only when private and business data is separated, the mobile device can conform to the segregation of corporate data, with the presence of such nosy Apps as Facebook and Co. Therefore, the timing could not be more perfect for Apple to offer precisely this feature in their new iOS 11.3 – thereby closing an important data protection loophole.

 

It was not until the Facebook scandal broke that many users were reminded of once again or introduced to how their vulnerable private information is being spied upon, once they operate an internet enabled device. Each App requires its own set of access permissions, which include amongst other things, the PIM data (Personal Information Manager). What then happens with such personal data such contact, email, calendar and others, is not always in the user’s best interest, as the Facebook-Analytica-Case proves.

What has already become a nuisance for private consumers, could soon grow into a serious Compliance-Problem for companies. That is because the new EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR/EU-DSGVO), which becomes effective starting May 25th, 2018, prohibits companies, amongst other things, to transfer their customer’s private data without their consent.

 

Soon one simple Policy will suffice for the Separation of Data

For example, someone who uses WhatsApp allows the service to access all of the smartphone’s contact data – did you receive permission from your contacts for this? Therefore, even as a private user you are operating illegally. Dr. Lutz, the Thüringen National Data Protection Appointee, recently brought this fact to light. Should one of your employees store business contacts on their private phone, that is then connected to WhatsApp, then your company is committing a data breach as outlined in the GDPR/EU-DSGVO – which is accompanied by the now too famous complicated and expensive consequences.
The only thing that can truly help in this situation, is the strict separation of personal and corporate data on mobile devices. Whether or not it is coincidence or the first result from the Facebook-Scandal – Apple and its iOS11.3 has made it possible for companies, that manage their mobile devices via an Enterprise Mobility Manager, to deny access via the OS to the PIM-Data by WhatsApp and Co. Here, the Apple-Manager differentiates between Apps that are either managed or not managed by the EMM. Even individual accounts within the Apple-Mail-App can be defined by a manager. This way, the selected Apps and Accounts must simply be segregated from data sharing with the other apps and accounts, via a Policy that is defined in the AppTec-EMM – and the desired separation of the two data spheres has already been accomplished.

 

More security with iOS Inbuilt Security

Up until now, private and corporate data could only be separated on Apple-Devices with a detour through a third party solution, such as AppTec, which uses their Enterprise Mobility Manager for this purpose. These solutions create a container for corporate data, to which unauthorized people or apps, such as WhatsApp and Co, are not granted access. EMM-Users are not only offered an easier user experience with the new iOS-Version’s Built-In-Container, but they also save money, by eliminating the licensing fees.

On Android Devices, the separation of private and corporate data has been preprogrammed for quite some time now, which can be utilized via the management tool Android for Work on the AppTech-EMM’s console. The Android-Manager encrypts the data that is managed in the Apps and their connections. This means, that WhatsApp and Co can not access the data. Alternately, the Administrator only has access to the Apps that are installed via the EMM and the data that is contained within them – private Apps are left excluded.

 

About AppTec

With its Enterprise Mobility Manager, AppTec supports businesses in intelligently managing their plethora of corporate or private smartphones, tablets and laptops, in a controlled manner. The solution for the managing and securing of mobile end user devices differentiates itself with a management console that is intuitive and offers a number of useful security functions. Here, the customer has the option of using their internal servers or AppTec’s Cloud-Based Option, which runs on servers that are located exclusively in Switzerland and Germany. The company, which was founded in 2011 in Basel, has already managed to amass 3800 customers with their compact and easily accessible “Mobile-First-Solution”. AppTec is a leader in the current Crisp Vendor Universe Quadrant 2018 and has been recognized multiple times as a leading solution.

Please visit www.apptec360.com for more information

[Pressrelease] Apptec’s Universal Gateway functions as a reliable interface for companies between their mobile email apps and the company exchange server. Now the gateway also offers a VPN-interface for encrypted communication between apps and the company’s network.

AppTec has expanded its Enterprise Mobility Manager’s Universal Gateway by one VPN Tunnel, in order to facilitate the encrypted communication with the company network, for both the company and its employees. Via the interface, companies can securely connect company devices with the company network fully automatically and even limit the access to selected company apps, on Android smartphones. Additionally, the entire Android device can be connected via VPN, without requiring an additional VPN-Server or client.

Noticeably more Security with an encrypted VPN-Connection

“The preconfigured access restrictions in the VPN-Gateway, clearly provide a distinct increase in security when the company network is externally accessed”, says Sahin Tugcular, the CEO of AppTec GmbH. “In addition, companies can now establish an encrypted connection between company apps and the company network via the new VPN-Interface, to which no third party has access”.

Today, the AppTec Universal Gateway already functions as a reliable interface between mobile email apps and the company-exchange-server (Mail Gateway). In order to gain access to one’s emails, the user simply has to open their email application and then they can send and receive messages, without having to enter their registration credentials or password. Even the implementation of a complex certificate infrastructures can be eliminated. This reduces the workload for IT-support: during the implementation of email applications on company smartphones and tablets, the IT-staff never has to enter another password.

No Access from non-authorized Devices

During the authentication process the Universal Gateway checks each mobile devices’ serial number, that is trying to access the server. However, the only devices that gain access, are those that are registered in the AppTec’s Mobile Device Management and which are managed by the software. For example, this way the employees are not able to access company data via a non-authorized device or a device that was borrowed from a family member or friend.

Should a hacker try to gain an external access to a user’s Exchange-Account, by guessing the password, then the additional AppTec Mobile Device Management’s protection will be activated: The Two-Factor-Authentication provides a double protection. In this case, the mobile device functions as a Hardware-Token.

In order to prevent a simultaneous authorization of all companies devices during the set up of the AppTec-World, these devices can at first be placed into a quarantine. Only after additional testing, will the authorization be granted from the Exchange-Admin.

About AppTec

AppTec supports companies with its Enterprise Mobility Manager, by offering an intelligent and controlled management of a vast number of company or private smartphones, tablets and laptops. The solution for the management and securing of mobile end user devices differentiates itself with a Management Console, that can maintained intuitively and offers a number of useful security functions.
Here, the customer has the choice of using their own in-house server or AppTec’s Cloud-based solution, which has servers exclusively in Switzerland and Germany.
The company, which was founded in Basel in 2011, has already gained over 3800 customers with its compact and easily accessible “Mobile-First-Solution”.

AppTec is the leader in the current Crisp Vendor Universe Quadrant 2018 and was previously recognized as a leading solution multiple times.

For additional information, please visit www.apptec360.com

New update of AppTec is now live in the cloud.
The update for the virtual appliance is available as download.

NEW FEATURES & BUGFIXES

  • Adding devices directly to a Group is now possible
  • Mass Enrollment Support for OSX and Win10 Computer is now possible
  • Mass Enrollment now supports devices on Group level
  • Automatic Updates for Android InHouse Apps
  • Scheduled Updates of Android InHouse Apps in Kiosk Mode
  • Several Bugfixes
  • Performance and security updates

Please perform the update promptly to use the new features and fix the bugs.
AppTec only provides support if the virtual appliance is up to date.

Please click on the “Update Now” button in the backend to perform the update automatically.

Please take a snapshot of the virtual appliance before updating.

 

LAST INTEGRATED FEATURES & BUGFIXES

EMM Management Console

  • Auto Enrollment for groups is now possible
  • In very rare cases multiple devices got created while using auto enrollment. This is now fixed.
  • Mass Enrollment for OSX and Win10 Computer is now possible
  • Mass Enrollment for groups is now possible
  • Devices can now be created in a group or moved into it.
  • Various improvements affecting all app lists
  • A Problem with file attachements in Bug Reports and Feature Requests has been fixed
  • Support for MacOS added
  • Support for Windows 10 PC/Laptop added
  • New Icons for different device types have been added
  • If you change between Mobile Management and General Settings, you selection will be saved
  • In some cases the “Deleted DEP Pool” have not been displayed. This is now fixed
  • A problem that shared group folders were not displayed correctly has been fixed
  • Under certain circumstances the shares of a folder was not removed correctly
  • Creating a User will no longer move the selection to the top and no longer collapse some parts of the tree
  • Reporting can now be sorted by date properly
  • Server Manager and Account Overview now displays all super root users correctly
  • Console Settings now supports timezone
  • Console width can be set
  • Session Timeout can be set
  • Implemented a warning that informs you about your soon expiring session

 

Android

  • A problem regarding the OpenVPN configuration has been solved
  • A problem regarding the Cisco Annyconnect configuration has been solved.
  • On some devices the logs of the AppTec App could not be exported correctly. This has been fixed.
  • The AppTec Client will now check if an APK is compatible on the devices CPU architecture.
  • Automatic App Updates for InHouse Apps implemented.
  • It is now possible to set a time in which app updates will be performed for apps in kiosk mode.
  • Various improvements that increase stability and performance
  • Android for Work Device Owner Mode has been added
  • KNOX Enrollment has been added
  • AppTec VPN Client has been added (requires the Universal Gateway)
  • Some Bugs affecting Kiosk Mode on older Devices are now fixed
  • A problem has been fixed that prevented changes of the bluetooth configuration with the AppTec Settings App if the device was in Kiosk Mode and/or the Android Settings were blocked
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the usage of fingerprint or iris scan in Samsung KNOX
  • In some countries the SMS for the enrollment got modified by the provider which caused the SMS enrollment to fail. This has been changed and works now in every country
  • Fixed a Bug that sometimes caused Auto Enrollment Devices to be added multiple times
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented removing shares in contentbox
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes showed 0000000000 as MAC address
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the app upload if some information of the manifest are missing
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused a crash if an user tried to disable the device admin

iOS

  • Apple TV has been added to the SysApp Restrictions
  • Re-Push of InHouse App now works properly
  • Integrated the new SecurePIM Function “CallKit” which allows resolving incoming calls based on the SecurePIM contacts
  • New selection for certificates has been added
  • Support for SCEP has been added
  • A message can now be displayed on the lock screen
  • Added a Roaming Country Whitelist
  • Added “Allow AppManagement while roaming”
  • A Log event now appears if a device is trying to roam outside of the whitelisted countries
  • QR-Code Enrollment with Apple Wallet App
  • Added “Deleted DEP” Pool
  • Added an Update Button to the Enterprise Appstore
  • GPS Service can now be enabled and disabled
  • Fixed a bug which caused deleted DEP devices to still use a license
  • Fixed small Bugs with Multi VPP

ContentBox 3.0 for iOS released

  • Added a separate Uploads & Settings section
  • Failed Uploads can now be restarted
  • Multi Upload added
  • Multi Delete added
  • Multi Move added
  • New popup for outdated files
  • Added sorting and filtering
  • Folders are now getting refreshed automatically
  • Various small improvements

Universal Gateway

  • The Universal Gateway can now be used as VPN Server (Android only)
  • Usernames and Passwords with special characters (ö.ä.ü) are now working properly
  • Implemented a retry method for acquiring Kerberos Tickets

For more information, please contact support@nullapptec360.com

Crisp-Research has positioned the Swiss AppTec’s Mobility-First-Solution in its current comparable offerings, as a leader in the fourth quadrant. The analysts were especially impressed by the solution’s comprehensive set of features, as well as the coverage on the leading platforms, for the EMM-Solution’s deployment in the workplace.

In the current comparable field of “Crisp Vendor Universe – Workplace & Mobility“ suppliers, the Swiss AppTec GmbH’s Enterprise Mobility Manager occupies a the leading position and can therefore be counted as one of the leading suppliers in this segment. In early January, the independent IT-Research and consulting firm Crisp Research presented its supplier and service analysis for the workplace and mobility market, for the second time. AppTec had to contend with such IT-heavyweights as Microsoft, Citrix and VMWare, as well as 16 other suppliers in the “Unified Endpoint Management“ segment and managed to leap directly into the fourth quadrant of market-accelerators (Accelerator/Leader), upon their first participation.

Leading Scores in all Categories

For its classification process, Crisp Research evaluated the providers in two main categories “Product/Service Value Creation“ and “Vendor Performance“, both of which had five subcategories each. In all criteria, such as Product and Service-Portfolio, Strategy, Customer Experience and Agility, AppTec earned leading scores.

The analysts were particularly impressed with the solution’s Feature-Set, as well as the coverage on leading platforms, for the Enterprise implementation. Furthermore, the Crisp-Experts highlighted that AppTec360 offers a variable and simple Hosting, Feature and Pricing model, thanks to the modular structure of the individual parts of the Enterprise Mobility Manager.

European Supplier with an attractive Pricing Structure

The company’s CEO, Sahin Tugcular, has consciously positioned his company as a European counterpart to the American Solutions, which flood the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Market. He has thereby bet on his attractive pricing structure: the comparably low monthly licensing fees and the free usage for a plan with less than 25 devices, makes the AppTec-Solution interesting, even for smaller companies.
AppTec GmbH, which was formed in 2011 in Basel, has already been able to gain more than 3800 customers with its compact and easily accessible “Mobile-First-Solution”. They especially impress with the solution designed to remotely maintain mobile end user devices, with an intuitively maintained management console and numerous security features. Here, the customer has the option to choose whether they want to use their own in-house server or AppTec’s Cloud-based solution.

 

NEW ADD-ON FOR ANDROID DEVICES

 

  • Custom Launcher for Android

 

With AppTec’s Custom Launcher you can offer your users a completely new user experience.

Now, you can add an additional layer to the interface on all Android devices and thereby, lend a unified design to the devices and only display the Apps that have been authorized. The Custom Launcher is the custom solution for companies that differentiate themselves with individuality and their corporate identity.

 

  • AppTec Settings App

 

In conjunction with the Launcher, we have also developed our own Settings-App for Android. This means, that you can block the original Settings-App and only display the Settings-App with limited functions.

 

 

NEW ANDROID FUNCTIONS

 

  • Android for Work (AfW Work Profile Mode) – (Free solution for BYOD)

 

The long awaited integration of Android for Work has finally arrived. For the first time with Android for Work, Google itself can offer the possibility to separate private from business data from each other. Additionally, Android’s native E-Mail App can be configured centrally for Exchange and you can purchase central Apps (Android VPP) and make them available to your employees.

 

  • Auto-Enrollment (Android DEP powered by AppTec)

 

With AppTec’s Android DEP, the enrollment of Android devices becomes child’s play. You only have to list the serial numbers or the IMEI-numbers on the backend, for the devices that are to be enrolled and then install the AppTec MDM on the device. The set up and the connection to the correct MDM-Server will then occur entirely automatically.

 

  • Integration of additional Policy Enforcement Modes.

 

Example: prohibit the command to launch an update.

 

  • Configuration options for Wallpaper

 

  • SYS App Restriction are maintained with additional Package names

 

  • Kids-Mode configuration

 

  • Prohibit Multi-User (guest mode) (Samsung Android)

 

 

NEW IOS FUNCTIONS AND OPTIMIZING

 

  • IKEv2-VPN for iOS-devices

 

With the integration of IKEv2, you now have the option to permanently connect your iOS-devices via VPN to your company network, without any user interactions.

 

  • Auto Update for iOS devices

 

With this function, you can force iOS updates and thereby ensure, that all devices are constantly updated with the latest security updates.

 

  • Multi-VPP Support for iOS

 

International companies can now use their own VPP-token for each country.

 

  • Fonts can be defined on iOS-devices

 

  • New cellular configuration options

 

  • Various optimizing is performed on VPP and DEP

 

  • VPP B2B Apps problem has been mitigated

 

 

NEW WINDOWS FUNCTIONS AND OPTIMIZING

 

  • GPS-history for Windows Mobile 10

 

Logistics companies can now track the driver’s route with Windows Mobile 10.

 

  • Whitelisting problem with Windows Mobile 10 has been mitigated

 

  • Sys-App-Restrictions for Windows Mobile

 

 

NEW GENERAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • SIM-cards management

 

With our new SIM-card management, you can centrally store all SIM-card information, such as carrier, tariff, costs, contract length, PIN and PUK, in one place.

 

  • The user left in the directory tree can now be sorted with various criteria.

For example: last name, first name, e-mail address, etc.

 

  • The size of the left menu (directory tree) can now be configured

 

  • Session Time Out for the registered administrator in the console.

 

  • Bugfix: the devices are displayed again, during the search for users.

 

 

NEW UNIVERSAL GATEWAY FUNCTIONS

 

  • The latest version of our Universal Gateway for e-mail, now also supports Cross-Domains and Multi-Exchange infrastructures

 

  • Various Optimizing

 

LINUX UPDATE FOR THE VIRTUAL APPLIANCE

 

  • Follow this Guide to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 14.04

 

Guideline Linux Update [English]: Click here
Hint:Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) reaches End of Life on April 28 2017

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AppTec also offers a consulting service for migration from 12.04 to 14.04 as a service for a flat rate of 600,00 €.
Please send us this Service Agreement filled (Please mark “Migration of the Virtual Appliance”) and signed back to support@nullapptec360.com.

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Imagine, that during the set up of smartphones and tablets you would never have to enter a password again and you can ensure that only devices which are managed by AppTec, have access to your email server.

This is precisely what AppTec’s Universal Gateway secures.

This is an enormous advance in security and a powerful simplifying of your employees’ initial set up for mobile devices.

Advantages at a glance:

  • The user opens their email application; receives a message, without having to provide the corporate registration credentials. The submitting of passwords is not necessary and no complex certificate structure needs to be installed.
  • The end user changes their own corporate identifier. The smartphone does not need to be actualized and the phone can be used continually, without interruption.
  • A hostile party tries to gain access to the end user’s exchange account, by trying to guess the password. However, this attempt is futile, because the system is extremely secure with our three-factor-authentication. In this case, the device acts as a hardware-token.
  • Only those smartphones and tablets that are managed by AppTec´s Enterprise Mobility Management can establish a connection to the email server. Additionally, IT can also define a guest list.
  • During a roll-out, the mobile devices can initially be placed into a quarantine and once additional tests have been performed, the exchange-admin can release them.

Additional optional implementations

Depending on the scope of the add-on (KERBEROS-authentication), the effort for the implementation can require between a half to a full consulting day.

On the licensing side, the “Universal Gateway” is free. However, it is only made available, when AppTec is contracted to perform the implementation.

For more information, please contact consulting@nullapptec360.com

The following additional features were released with the latest update:

  • Role Based Access
  • URL Mass Enrollment for iOS
  • Mass Enrollment for Apple Configurator

The following features will be released in the February Update:

  • Installation of Apple Store Apps without entering the Apple-ID
  • Android for Work
  • Windows Mobile 10 Feature update

The following features are planned for first half of the year:

  • Compliance & Escalation
  • Custom Launcher for Android (Phone Creator)
  • Remote Control powered by Team viewer
  • Secure Browser with content filter and Intranet-Browser in conjunction with our Gateway
  • Windows 10 Laptop and PC support
  • OSX support