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Using MobileIron Sentry for Control and Visibility into ActiveSync Devices

Introduction With the rising popularity of Apple iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices within the enterprise, organizations are quickly looking for ways to adopt ActiveSync in their environment in a secure manner. Though ActiveSync is increasing in its ubiquity as a de-facto standard for push e-mail, many organizations have faced challenges in adopting it within their enterprise. ActiveSync alone has traditionally not delivered the access control and visibility features demanded by security-conscious enterprises. Specifically, ActiveSync has not met the following enterprise requirements: Access Control: Administrators face difficulties in restricting unauthorized users from registering their phones and have had to manually allow access on a per-user basis. Even with a manual allow / block policy, organizations have had challenges in enforcing policies that limit the number of phones that can be registered to a mailbox authorized for ActiveSync. Visibility: There have been limited ways to determine what devices are connecting to what ActiveSync- enabled mailboxes on a global basis without custom-developing scripts. Even Exchange 2010’s tools within Exchange Web Services have been limited to a per-mailbox view as opposed to an enterprise-wide view. Security: It has been difficult to restrict devices from connecting to ActiveSync based on posture (e.g., OS version, security posture, etc.), beyond the standard policy enforcement criteria offered by the ActiveSync platform. Basic policies, like enforcing password policies on devices, have been problematic in some hosted e-mail environments.

MobileIron Sentry provides the infrastructure needed for enterprises to meet these challenges and enable ActiveSync, and devices like iPhones, with confidence. This whitepaper will discuss the architecture of MobileIron Sentry and concepts for deploying MobileIron Sentry within the enterprise.

MobileIron Sentry Architecture MobileIron Sentry uses two distinct architectural models: MobileIron Sentry Standalone and MobileIron Sentry Integrated. There are no feature differences between the two implementations; both offer the following functionality: Ensure only authorized devices are able to connect to ActiveSync Ensure that connecting devices meet organizational policy assessments Provide visibility into all devices attempting to connect to ActiveSync, regardless of whether those devices are under MobileIron management Perform DM commands, such as remote wipe

Using MobileIron Sentry for Control and Visibility into ActiveSync Devices
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