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Mobile Device Containerisation, IEM and Enterproid Divide [ Part 1 of 2 ]

This is the first part of a two part article on IBM Endpoint Manager and Enterproid Divide. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with IBM Endpoint Manager or as it was previously known BigFix. Since IBM acquired BigFix there have been numerous enhancements and improvements including the introduction of Mobile Device Management.

IBM have established a partnership with Enterproid to complement their MDM solution so that they are able to provide a secure container to allow the distinction between personal and business apps and data.

“Containerization” is about securely separating corporate and business data and apps.  Also known as “workspaces” or “sandboxing,” containers provide a cleaner separation on a mobile device between work and play. So even in the case that the device itself has no unlock passcode and no corresponding security policies, the secure container of business apps on the phone cannot be accessed unless the appropriate passcode is entered.  And inside the container the user is able to share data between business apps (e.g. copy and paste text from an email into a CRM record), but corporate IT would of course not want data inside the container copy-and-pasted onto a non-container app such as Twitter or Facebook – i.e. data leak prevention.  And of course corporate IT should have the ability to wipe the container if the device is lost or the employee leaves the organization, but not delete music, photos, personal apps, etc. that the employee put on the phone.  Think of it as “virtualization” but for mobile.

To get an appreciation of Divide and what it can do I would like to break Divide down into its two separate versions. This first part will discuss the differences between divide basic and divide enterprise. The second part will discuss the divide integration with IBM Endpoint Manager.

What it does for you?

http://my.divide.com

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Enterproid self service for your container on your device

This is all cloud based as a service and provides a free self service capability. The self service will allow you to see where your device is, lock the container, reset your container screen lock and completely wipe the container containing your corporate data. None of which affects the personal area on the device. The container itself gives you a secure area on your device with an email client, contacts, calendar and browser – essentially giving your device dual persona.

There is a paying version that gives you much more and full management capabilities over multiple devices which requires an extender for IBM Endpoint Manager. Here are the main differences between divide basic and divide enterprise.

divide Product Comparison

 

Divide v Good

One of the main competitors to Divide by Enterproid would be Good Technology. There are a number of distinct differences between the two products we have found

 Enterproid Logo  Good Logo
Average TCO/User $ $$$
Secure Workspace Provides a secure workspace that preserves the native iOS and Android user experience Provides an email sandbox with a proprietary user interface.
Device Management Manages the Divide workspace and integrates with IBM Endpoint Manager for device MDM Does not integrate with deployed MDM solutions
Secure VPN Provides VPN connectivity between the workspace and corporate apps No VPN integration – all data traverses the Good NOC
App Choice App wrapper technology enables the use of any 3rd party app within the workspace 3rd party apps must be modified and recompiled using the Good SDK ($)

In summary

Divide is a next generation solution purpose built for BYOD, whereas Good is a first generation solution purpose built for email synchronisation.

The second part of this article will address IEM integration with Divide.

http://www.divide.com/partners/ibm/

If you are interested in Divide for your business please contact us at sales@orb-data.com for more information.

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