The Finer Details for SASE: Mobolize Data Management Engine Advantages
By Colleen LeCount, CRO | Mobolize
We continue to face increased cyber threats on our laptops, smartphones and tablets especially in this era of remote working where users are joining company networks from their homes, coffee shops and other locations outside of the traditional corporate office. Enter the need for a security firewall on the endpoint device to avoid these bad actors.
But not all security solutions are created equal. Most commonly, a traditional VPN is used which tunnels all traffic thus impacting device performance. Or a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution which only supports some data on the device – websites, but not apps. That’s a real problem for providing complete security for endpoint devices outside the corporate network. The fact is that traditional VPN strategy for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) simply does not work for remote devices and CASB has major limits.
The Mobolize Data Management Engine has what it takes to deliver security that works on laptops, smartphones and tablets to ensure SASE solutions are optimized for delivering next-gen support for DNS Security, Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA).
Our key is fine-grain routing which flexibly controls traffic routing at an application level. Fine-grain routing enables splitting of any network flow and protocol to deliver the data directly to the appropriate destination, resulting in efficient traffic management. This includes direct-to-origin routing from the device which means no intermediary server is required. That means all “included and excluded” flows are supported via hostname or domain patterns without the limitations of excluding by IP ranges. Plus, it enables the lowest latency (hops), highest performance and maximum scalability. Fine-grain routing also means no more tracking IP ranges. For example, all Netflix and YouTube servers are easily split and reliably go direct to the internet even if their applicable IPs are vast and frequently changing. And with DNS splitting, fine-grain routing supports DNS lookups to company intranet hostnames while simultaneously supporting LAN hostnames on the home Wi-Fi network such as printers, smart speakers, etc.
Other key advantages include:
- Supports both web and all mobile apps, not just apps connecting to cloud services
- Supports both access (ZTNA), protection (SWG) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
- Available for desktop and mobile operating systems with a common code base providing a consistent user experience across all endpoint clients from Android and iOS to Mac and Windows OSs
Our patented Data Management Engine with fine-grain routing ensures that our partners can meet and exceed the demands of company SASE security requirements while also providing best in class usability and performance to their end users. Delivered as an SDK for integration into an app, the Data Management Engine is highly customizable to our partners’ security needs for remote devices in this SASE world.