Application delivery networking company F5 Networks announced the expansion of the company’s partner ecosystem, in an attempt to address burgeoning demand for secure mobile access to enterprise applications and network resources.
F5 will combine its mobile access services with the power of mobile device management (MDM) solutions from AirWatch, MobileIron, SilverbackMDM, and Zenprise to enable enterprises reduce mobility deployment, management costs and gain security and control.
F5’s mobile user access solution features BIG-IP Access Policy Manager, BIG-IP Edge Gateway and BIG-IP Edge Client, which provide secure, high-performance access to enterprise resources.
F5 intends to extend mobile access policy enforcement from LAN networks and wireless connections to smartphones with its unified enterprise mobility solution by partnering with top MDM vendors.
Customers can deploy F5’s latest, enhanced mobile user access solution to support the latest mobile operating system (OS) controls for Apple iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows Mobile, said the company.
F5 Networks Technology and ISV Alliances VP Calvin Rowland said mobility represents a huge opportunity for organisations, but it will always create anxiety for IT due to security concerns.
"By integrating our mobile offerings with leading MDM vendors’ solutions, F5 enables enterprises to secure and manage access to enterprise applications. Now enterprises can enforce network policies from the mobile device through the entire network," added Rowland.
F5’s expanded MDM ecosystem are siad to let organisations gain benefits, which include end-to-end policy and management controls, unified access approach and broad mobile OS support.