Security company MobileIron wants to revolutionize the way that organizations handle secrets. Today it introduced a zero trust security platform that uses a mobile device in lieu of a standard username and password.
According to MobileIron, this mobile-centric strategy will enable organizations to continually enforce and protect data and provides correlation between the critical signals for zero trust, including users, devices, apps, networks, and threats.
By using a mobile device for authentication, three password-related issues are solved. Problems with passwords are that they can easily be hacked, password-related reset costs generate operational support costs, and password authentication is a source of bad user experiences, Forrester Research analysts Andras Cser and Merritt Maxim explained.
“Mobile is the center of our universe, both personally and professionally. With that comes a need for a mobile-centric enterprise-grade security solution,” said Simon Biddiscombe, CEO, MobileIron. “We are delivering that solution – making the mobile device your ID and access to the enterprise. And we didn’t stop there. We are eliminating passwords for any device, whether managed or unmanaged, because we think single sign-on is one sign-on too many.”