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XenMobile’s Security Update Meets Requirements for Highly-Regulated Industries
In March, Citrix released the XenMobile 8.7 update, adding various features to the company’s mobility management platform. Chief among these updates is its newly achieved compliance with FIPS 140-2 encryption. FIPS, or Federal Information Processing Standards, set security standards for email, documents, apps, Web browsing and more. FIPS is a standard used by non-military government agencies and government contractors to ensure high standards in device, app and data security.
XenMobile, Citrix’s mobility management platform, incorporates mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM), and file, sync, and share capabilities.
With the mobility management space shrinking, it’s important for vendors to differentiate as the heavy hitters continue to integrate new features. With XenMobile’s FIPS compliance, it is positioned to compete for contracts with government agencies and organizations with high security requirements. As companies—government funded and otherwise—continue to move away from BlackBerry (40% of companies have already completed BlackBerry end-of-life and that trend is not going to stop), FIPS is a necessary checkmark to meet strict security requirements.
This is a needed update for Citrix, as other mobility management vendors such as Good Technology, MobileIron, AirWatch, and Fiberlink all have FIPS-grade security.
The XenMobile update highlights FIPS encryption for its WoxMail app, which is Citrix’s email, contacts, and calendar “killer app.” It also adds support for collaboration platforms like Lotus Notes, and offers single sign-on (SSO) for SharePoint via the WorxWeb app.