Mobile Zero Trust Security Protection “Powered by Mobolize” is in Akamai’s Future
By Colleen LeCount, Mobolize | Chief Revenue Officer
Keeping partnerships strong and moving forward is key. We recently announced that we will be working with our partner Akamai to expand their Zero Trust capabilities to mobile devices.
Mobolize powers a range of mobile clients for Akamai, including Akamai’s Enterprise Threat Protector Secure Web Gateway (SWG) solution. The future Akamai Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) mobile client also will be “Powered by Mobolize.”
Our prediction for 2021 was that Zero Trust would be the breakout technology and that mobile is key. Gartner Research predicts that by 2022, 80% of new digital business applications that provide the required employee/partner/customer entry points will be accessed through ZTNA. By 2023, 60% of enterprises will phase out most of their remote access virtual private networks (VPNs) in favor of Zero Trust.
Those “entry points” include mobile devices as Work from Home will be with us for the future. And employees will still be on the move – accessing enterprise applications through their mobile phones and tablets while outside of the corporate network. That’s why Zero Trust on mobile devices is so key.
Zero Trust is the strict and continuously verified process that allows only authenticated and authorized users on non-compromised devices to access corporate apps and data. For a complete solution, it requires cloud-based intelligence that communicates with an endpoint client. This is especially challenging to execute on mobile devices. It takes a true mobile innovator that understands the complexities of managing security and connectivity solutions across the range of networks, OSs and OEMs to deliver quality solutions that balance protection and performance.
Mobolize’s innovative solution is our patented Data Management Engine with SmartVPN® advanced capabilities. This includes ZTNA policy to mobile devices through smart fine grain routing and control over all data traffic on device.
That’s why Akamai has continued our technology partnership to include Zero Trust on mobile. That’s smart. Mobolize and Akamai Zero Trust smart.