Mobility is a serious topic and a top priority for most organizations, because more employees than ever before are demanding access to the apps and data that will make them productive on the go. Today, employees expect this access from any mobile device, including their own personal devices. In addition, the apps that people need to get their jobs done have expanded beyond mobile e-mail to include Windows, data center, Web and native mobile apps. But for IT, allowing users to access all of their apps and data from untrusted devices raises significant security and compliance concerns.

At Sirius, we realize your organization’s business requirements must be factored in when designing your unique mobility strategy. When you’re ready to map out your strategy, Sirius has dedicated virtualization and mobility specialists who can work with you to design and implement a cost-effect solution for delivering IT services to your end-users with greater security and agility.

Introducing Citrix XenMobile deployed by Sirius

As you begin to explore potential solutions to address users’ demand for enterprise mobility, there are multiple options to consider. With XenMobile, Citrix offers an integrated approach that allows people to be fully productive while addressing IT’s security and management concerns. XenMobile enables IT to secure and manage mobile devices, apps and data from one centralized point, and set app and data policies based on device ownership, status or location. XenMobile gives users secure access to e-mail, Web and documents, and the ability to self-select the rest of the apps they need from a unified corporate app store—all with a beautiful user experience on any device.

Mobile freedom with enterprise-grade security

Citrix XenMobile is a comprehensive solution to manage mobile devices, apps and data. Users have single-click access to all of their mobile, SaaS and Windows apps from a unified corporate app store, including seamlessly integrated e-mail, browser, data sharing and support apps. IT gains control over mobile devices with full configuration, security, provisioning and support capabilities. In addition, XenMobile securely delivers Worx Mobile Apps, mobile apps built for businesses using the Worx App SDK and found through the Worx App Gallery. With XenMobile, IT can meet their compliance and control needs while users get the freedom to work the way they want.

XenMobile key benefits

• Gives users device and app choice while ensuring compliance
• Delivers beautiful productivity apps that users love and IT embraces
• Enables business by allowing simple, scalable and anywhere access to apps
• Provides advanced app and data controls to keep users happy while assuring content security for IT

Configure, secure, provision and support mobile devices with MDM

XenMobile delivers enterprise-grade MDM with role-based management, configuration, security and support for corporate and employee-owned devices. Users enroll their devices, enabling IT to provision policies and apps to those devices automatically; blacklist or whitelist apps; detect and protect against jailbroken devices; troubleshoot device and app issues; and wipe or selectively wipe a device that is lost, stolen or out of compliance. Users can use any device they choose, while IT can ensure compliance of corporate assets and secure corporate content on the device.

Mobile app management with the largest ecosystem of apps built for business

XenMobile securely delivers Worx Mobile Apps, the industry’s largest collection of apps built for business. Developers leverage the Worx App SDK, a simple and powerful SDK that provides critical enterprise features into any app. The SDK leverages Citrix MDX app container technology to add features like data encryption, password authentication, secure lock and wipe, inter-app policies and micro VPNs to mobile apps. It comes with a library that can be embedded into any app with a single line of code. Developers can also opt to wrap their apps post-development without adding any code to their app. IT can find Worx-enabled apps in the Worx App Gallery and deliver these apps to devices via XenMobile. ISVs can use Worx App Gallery to promote their apps.

Sandboxed e-mail, browser and document sharing apps

With XenMobile, IT can deliver Citrix-developed apps that are built for business. These apps include WorxMail for secure e-mail, calendar and contact access, WorxWeb for secure Internet and intranet access, and ShareFile for secure enterprise file synchronization and sharing. WorxMail, WorxWeb and ShareFile integration deliver a rich user experience with the management and control that IT requires. These apps take advantage of capabilities in the Citrix Worx App SDK, such as an app-specific VPN for secure access and a common data platform that ensures corporate data is encrypted and always under IT control.

Unified corporate app store

XenMobile includes a unified corporate app store that provides a single place for users to access all of their apps – mobile, Web, SaaS and Windows – on any device. Users can easily choose the apps they need for their job and have them instantly available on their devices. As they move among their favorite devices, their chosen apps follow them to ensure full productivity in any scenario.

Multi-factor single sign-on

XenMobile makes it easy for IT to manage user access and dramatically simplify the user experience. Through the unified corporate app store, users are given secure multi-factor single sign-on across their mobile, Web and Windows apps ensuring that they don’t need to remember yet another password.

Let Sirius get you ready for the mobile enterprise!

The idea of deploying enterprise mobility in any organization can be daunting due to the many moving parts involved. In most cases, a business case will needed to provide justification for the project, but the business benefits of enterprise mobility can be huge and can make a strategic impact in achieving an organization’s overall corporate objectives. Sirius can work with you to build a ROI model that will define both the CapEx/OpEx and the benefits of your mobility project.

If you’re ready to empower your end-users and create more business value for your organization, contact your Sirius client executive to schedule an appointment with a Sirius mobility solution expert.

Kim Platt is a Strategic Alliances Manager with Sirius Computer Solutions.