- Built-in content management hooks: AppCentral, Good Technology, and MobileIron all have SDKs that let IT add information management hooks within homegrown applications to control data access and sharing. Good and MobileIron have worked with a variety of commercial app developers to embed the controls in Business App Store versions of their apps, such as Quickoffice, giving IT semi-custom control of application management.
- Secure app development environments: AppCentral, Good, MobileIron, SAP Sybase, Veracode, and Verivo all offer SDKs or -- in the case of AppCentral, Veracode, and Verivo -- full-fledged mobile programming environments with libraries for management and security functions for IT developers to use in homegrown apps.
- Corporate distribution: AppCentral, Apperian, App47, and Partnerpedia all offer corporate app store services to provision and manage access to corporate apps. Apple's OS X Lion Server has a similar capability, as does the systems management server from Odyssey Software that Symantec recently acquired. MDM vendors Good, MobileIron, SAP Sybase, and Zenprise offer app distribution capabilities as well.
Secured app containers: Antenna Software, Cellrox, Enterproid, Fixmo, NitroDesk, and Citrix subsidiary Open Kernel Labs all offer technology that creates a separate workspace for corporate-managed and -provisioned apps. Although the apps themselves are unmanaged, IT can control the workspace, separating its apps from the personal apps and underlying OS functions such as the mail client.
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