Security questions and concerns involved in enterprise mobility have varying levels of justification, but start-ups like Mocana sure are benefiting from the hype surrounding them. GigaOM reports on VC funding given to Mocana, a company whose most best selling technology is their solution for securing mobile apps and devices. The article "Mocana Raises $25M to Secure the Enterprise Boom" devulges more on this topic.
Security does not just extend to mobile apps in the enterprise. This company works with device makers dealing with industries such as healthcare, federal government, data communications, consumer electronics and smartgrid technologies. The money raised will help fuel securing these devices in addition to security solutions for enterprise mobility.
According to the article:
But the faster growing business is Mocana’s mobile application protection (MAP) tool, which allows IT managers to secure apps and set different security settings for them without having to control the underlying mobile device. That’s an increasingly important business as more enterprises look to deploy apps on employee-controlled devices.
The real trick with enterprise technology is finding enterprise access solutions that connect mobile and traditional data in a secure manner. This industry should be seeing much more funding in the near future.
Megan Feil, August 30, 2012