Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, today announced the addition of seven new financial services apps to the Aruba WorkSpace Partner Program. The addition of these popular apps illustrates Aruba’s growing presence in the financial services market and expands the WorkSpace App Ecosystem, which helps financial services firms more easily and securely support Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and enhance worker productivity. The newly-added apps – AsdeqDocs, Calltrunk, Framehawk, Onvelop, PDF Expert Enterprise, WatchDox and Webalo – join financial services app SlideShark, already certified for Aruba WorkSpace in April 2013, in the Aruba WorkSpace Partner Program.
With the addition of these new apps into the Aruba WorkSpace App Ecosystem, financial services firms can now confidently deploy them as part of a BYOD initiative, since WorkSpace delivers the robust security and management capabilities required by this highly-regulated industry. Integrating the apps with Aruba WorkSpace, the only mobile device management (MDM) solution to include network access, security and mobile application management (MAM) for BYOD, enables financial services firms to distribute apps to mobile devices and control how they are used based on the user's role in the organization and context information such as time, location and motion.
Aruba WorkSpace adds strong encryption and enterprise-grade security to these apps, protecting data at rest on the device and data in motion over the network. Unlike other BYOD solutions, Aruba WorkSpace does not store encryption keys on the device, where they can be susceptible to security compromises. Instead, split-key encryption is used to ensure an application’s data can’t be maliciously accessed, even if the device is offline.
WorkSpace makes network security and intelligence available to the newly-certified financial apps. Using dynamic per-app VPNs, WorkSpace secures all data associated with the apps over the air and gives a consistent experience to users. In addition, organizations can set network priority for apps to ensure high bandwidth and low latency.