Partnership between IBM and F5 for a Mobile Enterprise

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: IBM and F5 have announced a partnership to advance their mobile enterprise. According to an article by securityintelligence.com the companies have lowered their data enterprise mobility management and access policy management technologies to provide IT with the tools and capabilities needed to grant a mobile enterprise user base with secure, on-the go access to behind-the-firewall resources.

According to another article published in f5.com the collaboration between IBM and F5 will provide IT staff the ability to grant access and control parameters based on up-to-date mobile device and network information. With support for on-demand, per app VPN and single sign-on authentication, users can seamlessly access enterprise applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, from their mobile device while IT secures corporate data in motion and at rest. In addition, it can help to ensure all applicable devices meet compliance mandates and can take action to quarantine and remediate issues in real-time, protecting organizations from disclosure of private user and sensitive corporate data, lost revenues, and damage to brand or reputation.

In order to better address the needs of customers, technology vendors are increasingly looking to partnerships that can mutually expand their areas of expertise,” said Jeff Bellamy, Sr. Director of Business Development at F5. The very old collaboration with IBM provides an ideal foundation to combine their industry-leading mobile device management offerings with the latest mobility-focused enhancements of their recent BIG-IP software release, version 12.0—which extends the reach of individual offerings and provides a comprehensive enterprise mobility solution that delivers more value for their joint customers. By implementing F5 technology, customers gain the agility to rapidly align IT with the changing demands of their business. Moreover, by providing unified application delivery networking solutions, F5 customer can establish a solid, progressive foundation rather than a series of costly one-off product deployments.