Analytics

2/6/2014
03:45 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Products and Releases
50%
50%

NitroDesk Announces Cockpit Mobile Productivity Management Solution

Cockpit allows for management of TouchDown corporate data container

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NitroDesk Inc., the makers of the world's #1 third-party Exchange ActiveSync(TM) client for Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows announces their Mobile Productivity Management (MPM) solution, Cockpit(TM) for TouchDown(TM).

Many Enterprise and Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) are finding that they do not need the granular management capabilities of traditional MDM solutions, such as geo-fencing, root detection or the ability to disable a device's camera. In many cases, MDMs are much more than what is needed when the company only needs to manage the corporate data container, which includes the PIM client, as well as a document editor. Being able to ensure data security from end to end, including document editing, has become critical in a Bring Your Own Device

(BYOD) environment. Having the document editor and management capabilities in one integrated lightweight, controllable environment is a big win for corporate IT shops.

Cockpit allows simple, efficient management of the TouchDown corporate data container and enables an administrator to effectively manage the container and apply policies to the user's device without impacting the user's personal data.

Corporate BYOD policies typically require separation of the corporate data from the user's personal information. Cockpit allows IT administrators to ensure that data security is maintained via policy management with a minimum of effort, while ensuring that the user's personal experience is not impacted.

"MDM solutions have made great strides in legitimizing the BYOD movement, and in many cases they are still the right choice when their specific features are needed. However, when effortless and lightweight management of only the corporate data container and productivity suite is all that's needed, Cockpit for TouchDown is the right choice," according to Ron Goins, Chief Operating Officer of NitroDesk Inc.

Exchange ActiveSync policies provide security enforcement at a high level to most mobile devices that connect to the server. However, these policies are very generic and are not always tailored to match the nuances of various mobile platforms that connect to it. Examples of this include the ability on Android clients to display widgets, speak out emails, show notifications and the commonly available ability to copy and paste information between applications.

While usability is improved with such additional functionality on the new emerging platforms, it comes with a risk of increased threat surface from a Data Loss Prevention (DLP) perspective.

Traditionally MDMs have provided the administrator with mechanisms to set application level policies in the corporate data container. While MDMs provide the richest and most powerful way to configure policies applied at the device level, Cockpit provides administrators a centralized mechanism to set policies at the container level. The Cockpit console allows an administrator to set platform specific policies that would be enforced at the container level on each of the devices in his organization without necessitating device enrollment or user level tracking. Since the TouchDown container is a self-enrolling application, it comes with a high degree of accuracy in identifying the end user as part of the organization and accordingly setting policies to enforce.

With the Cockpit console, the administrator can set PIN enforcement policies to override those provided by Exchange ActiveSync as well as additional controls that determine application behavior such as signatures, ability to display sensitive information in widgets and notifications, ability to speak out emails and notifications and the ability to copy data from email content. This also includes the ability for the administrator to set known good configurations for the clients that are connecting for the first time, thus ensuring a uniform end user experience that matches the corporate needs and reduces support headaches.

In addition, an Enterprise provisioned on Cockpit would also have easy means to automatically distribute end user licenses to its users and track license usage as well as be notified of user thresholds being exceeded.

Pricing and Availability

Cockpit is slated for a Q2 release. Go to cockpitcontrol.com for the latest information. For pricing, customers should contact [email protected] Contact [email protected] for beta program participation.

About NitroDesk Inc.

Founded in May 2008, NitroDesk Inc. is the developer of TouchDown, a popular application that lets users synchronize their Android, iOS, Mac OS X and Windows

8 powered devices with corporate email, contacts and calendar on their Microsoft® Exchange Servers. NitroDesk currently operates its head office in Bellevue, Washington.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Government Shutdown Brings Certificate Lapse Woes
Curtis Franklin Jr., Senior Editor at Dark Reading,  1/11/2019
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Current Issue
The Year in Security 2018
This Dark Reading Tech Digest explores the biggest news stories of 2018 that shaped the cybersecurity landscape.
Flash Poll
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
How Enterprises Are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem
Data breach fears and the need to comply with regulations such as GDPR are two major drivers increased spending on security products and technologies. But other factors are contributing to the trend as well. Find out more about how enterprises are attacking the cybersecurity problem by reading our report today.
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-20735
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
** DISPUTED ** An issue was discovered in BMC PATROL Agent through 11.3.01. It was found that the PatrolCli application can allow for lateral movement and escalation of privilege inside a Windows Active Directory environment. It was found that by default the PatrolCli / PATROL Agent application only...
CVE-2019-0624
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
A spoofing vulnerability exists when a Skype for Business 2015 server does not properly sanitize a specially crafted request, aka "Skype for Business 2015 Spoofing Vulnerability." This affects Skype.
CVE-2019-0646
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
A Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability exists when Team Foundation Server does not properly sanitize user provided input, aka "Team Foundation Server Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability." This affects Team.
CVE-2019-0647
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Team Foundation Server does not properly handle variables marked as secret, aka "Team Foundation Server Information Disclosure Vulnerability." This affects Team.
CVE-2018-20727
PUBLISHED: 2019-01-17
Multiple command injection vulnerabilities in NeDi before 1.7Cp3 allow authenticated users to execute code on the server side via the flt parameter to Nodes-Traffic.php, the dv parameter to Devices-Graph.php, or the tit parameter to drawmap.php.