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Change is a constant thing and more so in the world of information technology. However, change can only be implemented once all probable security risks have been identified and made solutions for, as in IT, these two go hand in hand.  A challenge lies in keeping pace with the changing locations of data, from corporate-owned data centers to cloud services, and all the while maintaining a tight control of data and identity. The risk is even doubled when your company deals with mobile devices that may be prone to hacks. However, the solution to a higher level of security to these platforms is integrated by Citrix XenMobile. Since Microsoft Office 365 is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing cloud solutions in the market today, Citrix has made it a point for its XenMobile app to embrace Office 365 and allow users to be more productive while minimizing security risks. Here are the six ways Citrix and Office 365 together hand in hand increased under-user productivity and decrease security risks:

1. Provide a Unified Enterprise App Store

Your end-users do not have to search through thousands of applications to find the relevant apps. You can also provide the virtual applications and web links through the one interface.

2. Enforce device-level encryption

In MDM mode, you are always able to require the passcode, but now you are able to require this same setting from MAM-only mode. Since XenMObile doesn’t require MDM for end-users, this plays into your BYOD use cases.

3. Application-level micro-VPN

XenMobile provides built-in support for the micro-VPN technology. mVPN secures your communication to services in the cloud or on premise data centers. End users are not prompted for access; the MDX technology takes care of this for you. This is pure data-in-motion support.

4. Open attachments in Office 365 applications

MDX applications, such as WorkxMail, can have an OpenIn policy to control the apps in which users can open an attachment. This allows fine-grain control over your data, as you are in control of which apps have it.

5. Leverage CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) to block storage

CASB integration with vendors, such as Netskope, allows you the control of which storage providers your users have access to. CASB solutions can be deployed with XenMobile.

6. XenMobile and Microsoft EMS Co-existence

With the co-existence between XenMobile MDM and Microsoft EMS, Microsoft DLP policies will apply to documents coming from XenMobile applications without the need to store the documents first. The smooth transition between applications and security boundaries is a win for everyone. With these reasons, XenMobile allows its customers to have confidence in the change with less risks and better end user productivity.


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