Security is Top Concern when Exposing Enterprise Apps to Mobile Users via the Cloud reveals Vordel Study
Recent survey into adopting Mobile Applications by Enterprises
New York, NY - June 7, 2011-Vordel, a provider of fast, safe, connectivity for SOA and Cloud services, today announced at the Cloud Expo 2011 East the results of a survey examining how enterprise applications and mobile applications can be bridged using the Cloud.
48 percent of respondents noted security as a top concern for connecting from mobile Cloud-based applications into the organization. The security challenges cited by respondents included the question of how to protect a mobile application itself from reverse-engineering, how to protect the Web Services used by the mobile application, and how to deter users from installing malicious mobile applications placed in app markets (such as the Android Market) by attackers.
Additionally, 26 percent of respondents felt that integration complexities were a challenge. This is to be expected as programming for mobile apps uses such lightweight protocols as REST and JSON, whilst the enterprise application development environment is characterized by enterprise applications such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft .NET, which tend to support heavyweight standards such as SOAP, rather than REST and JSON.
"The survey results demonstrate that organizations need to govern the mobile app channel as it increasingly becomes an important channel to customers, partners and employees,” said Hugh Carroll, VP Marketing at Vordel. “Clearly mastering the security issue is a key concern for organizations and a challenge to adoption. Vordel is delivering API Gateway technology today to respond to this need, bridging mobile applications into the enterprise, via the Cloud.”
Carroll continued, “Vordel’s Gateway is essential for integrating and securing the connection to and from mobile applications hosted in the Cloud. As such, organizations will benefit from using Vordel’s technologies to assist in solving complex business problems and meeting today’s industry needs.”
Other interesting data gleaned indicates that 53 percent of organizations are currently deploying mobile applications to customers with 47 percent deploying applications to employees and 24 percent deploying to partners. Of note, 29 percent said they were planning to deploy mobile applications, but had not done so at this time. Additionally, 18 percent did not have any current deployment plans.
These survey results were based on a sample pool of 78 respondents from 50 organizations (Fortune 5000 firms and Government Agencies). The typical respondents were Enterprise Architects, Senior IT Manager and Chief Security Officers. Date of poll – May 19, 2011.
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Anne Marie McCallion, ReturnPR
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Hugh Carroll, Vordel
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