Mobile Developers' Security Concerns Around B2B and B2E Apps

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Mobile Developers' Security Concerns Around B2B and B2E Apps

This week, Mike Vizard of Channel Insider wrote about Alpha Software’s recent developer survey in a story entitled, “Managed Security Service Provider Mobile Apps Boon?” In the article, Vizard predicts that the opportunity to deliver managed security services for mobile applications is emerging, and he points to Alpha Software’s survey as evidence of the need. Vizard explains that while It departments are building business apps for a wide range of employees, these internal B2B and B2E apps still have all the same security issues that challenge B2C apps. As a result, mobile app security continues to be a top channel for mobile app developers. He writes: “In fact, a new survey of 1,950 enterprise developers conducted by Bock & Company on behalf of Alpha Software finds that 96 percent identify security as an essential requirement for mobile applications. Enterprise IT organizations often look to build applications that need to run on multiple platforms for employees, said Richard Rabins, CEO of Alpha Software, a provider of application development tools. For that reason, there's a tremendous focus on protecting applications that need to run across multiple platforms at a time when app security in general is often deeply flawed. ‘Security often comes down to a question of degree," Rabins said. "There's always a tradeoff between security and convenience.’ To read the full Alpha Software commissioned survey and what developers predict around mobile app development, click here. To read the full Channel Insider article, click here. To read how Alpha Anywhere handles mobile app security challenges, click here.
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Amy Groden-Morrison
Amy Groden-Morrison

Amy Groden-Morrison has served more than 15 years in marketing communications leadership roles at companies such as TIBCO Software, RSA Security and Ziff-Davis. Most recently she was responsible for developing marketing programs that helped achieve 30%+ annual growth rate for analytics products at a $1Bil, NASDAQ-listed business integration Software Company. Her past accomplishments include establishing the first co-branded technology program with CNN, launching an events company on the NYSE, rebranding a NASDAQ-listed company amid a crisis, and positioning and marketing a Boston-area startup for successful acquisition. Amy currently serves as a Healthbox Accelerator Program Mentor, Marketing Committee Lead for the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Launch Smart Clinics, and on the organizing team for Boston TechJam. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University.

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