Wi-Fi and Cellular Networks
Dead zones often happen at the edge of Wi-Fi networks or areas where Wi-Fi reception is poor. The handoff to a cellular network is often delayed because the mobile device hangs onto the Wi-Fi connection long after it’s responsive, causing delays or disruptions in connectivity. That’s especially aggravating when a user leaves a Wi-Fi connected house and can’t immediately connect to a navigation app. Or loses connection with a rideshare app at an airport because the device wants to hang on to an unresponsive Wi-Fi. This also can be annoying when using a smartphone while riding on a train and going in and out of connection status. Or watching a video while on the move and having the video connection hang. Users just want to stay connected when using their mobile device.
Powered by the Data Management Engine, Mobolize Bond intelligently leverages both cellular and Wi-Fi radios to create a smooth, seamless handoff between the two. Bond eliminates frustrating dead zones so mobile users stay connected without having to manually change between these radios/networks. The result: streaming video is uninterrupted, GPS doesn’t freeze, apps continue working and game plays aren’t delayed.
Here’s how it works:
An enterprise business partner needed to move beyond the ‘Cloud Connector Client’ model and engaged Mobolize to improve performance, reduce security risks associated with the broad attack surface of the full tunnel VPN, and gain end user trust (separation of work and personal activity). Existing solutions only worked on managed devices to offer per app routing and split tunneling, thus limiting reach. Cloud Client Connectors tunnel all the traffic which has privacy issues for users, slows down the device and data, and some apps simply don’t work resulting in the end users turning on and off the client, not to mention the cost, scalability issues and large attack surface they create. The Data Management Engine, enabled via Mobolize SDK, delivers precision routing of traffic by app, IP and domain (no more managing a list of IPs that are constantly changing) and works without the need for device management (MDM). Privacy of end user personal apps and browsing is maintained as that traffic goes direct to origin. Business apps and services are micro-tunneled to exactly where they need to go while everything else runs unimpeded and full speed.
For one of our enterprise security partners, Mobolize provides a set of customized, branded apps that enable privacy, threat protection and secure access to enterprise systems. These include split tunnelling of encrypted DNS, proxy of risky IP/HTTP sites, encrypted micro tunnels for enterprise data with custom certificates enabling payload inspection and data loss prevention, all while allowing non-enterprise traffic to go direct to origin. Mobolize provides an enterprise-grade solution that can stay constantly enabled protecting the device and user from online threats without the usability and scaling problems of traditional company access VPNs, or the endpoint protection gap and data routing challenges CASB only solutions suffer.
In addition, for this partner’s consumer business we deliver an SDK and a set of customized, branded apps for threat protection and content filtering. Mobolize’s on-device Data Management Engine provides split tunnel real-time DNS-based threat protection, automatic on-net and off-net detection, end user notifications and stats for scans and blocks, all while routing all data traffic direct to origin for the highest possible performance and scalability.