The use of apps for personal and business use has increased significantly in the last few years. Every aspect of our lives has been heavily impacted by the use of the app. With the use of apps for our day-to-day activities, the security concerns have also been increased significantly especially for businesses as these apps are a storehouse of valuable information about not only business but also their customers. No business can afford to lose out on such valuable information and thereby they take every possible measure to protect their apps from any type of security threats. Various solutions are being created to shield apps from different types of attacks. Many developers today are implementing the App wrapping technique that provides an extra layer of security to business apps.
App wrapping importance has been increased tremendously because of various insecurities businesses faced through the use of mobile apps by their employees on their own devices. This exposes the IT security and thereby threatens the business confidential and sensitive data. This makes it essential for a business to deploy an extra layer of security and that is what Appwrapping helps the business to achieve so. App wrapping enables the developers to implement a security policy to the mobile app without changing how it functions or its appearance. The main aim of implementing Appwrapping is to allow or restrict the actions that might cause a security breach. Thus with the use of App wrapping the core functionalities of the apps remain intact with extra protection to business data. After the implementation of this technology, the business employee can safely download the app without any security threat. App wrapping is undertaken either by an SDK for the apps or through an EMM vendor. App wrapping policies can be of different types. Some of the major aspects of app wrapping are mentioned below:
- Securities policies: Securities policies are used to create self-defending apps and thereby these apps are highly efficient in protecting themselves no matter the devices they are running on. The policies help the apps in ensuring their security from any devices they are being used. Securities policies include corporate authentication, copy or paste protection, jailbreak detection, data wipe, etc.
- Analytical policies: The analytical policies dictate how the app is to be used. This policy includes the setting of a time limit for the use of the app, information about the person using the app, and many such useful insights. All such information is presented through the graphical form on the dashboard that makes it easier and convenient to keep track of these valuable insights.
- Management Policies: The management policy is used to provide support and protection to the users. The management policy keeps the app updated for all its users. As different users make use of apps for different purposes and requirements, the management policy thereby makes available the app in such capacity as required by its various users.
Hence these are the major aspects of Appwrapping. App wrapping can be of great tool to offer a high level of security and safety to business data. This extra layer of protection thereby must be implemented by businesses by availing the services of Appsealing.