Cortado Leverages Apple’s iOS Innovations for Business
Cortado Corporate Server 7.4 combines iOS business features with the Windows server backend
Cortado Mobile Solutions today releases the new version of its enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server. The latest version of the on-premises solution, 7.4, combines iOS 8 business capabilities with the Windows server backend, making enterprise mobility easier and more secure than ever before. With Cortado Corporate Server 7.4, apps from the App Store or self-developed apps can now be used without any further adaptations or SDKs. In addition, secure web and e-mail domains can be managed via Active Directory, which ensures that all data accessible within these domains can only be opened within the secure company container. Cortado Corporate Server 7.4 also offers automated document push for easy rollout of important information to devices, as well as the secure sharing of files with external collaborators and suppliers with its on-premises file sharing.
With the Cortado Corporate 7.4, business data can be fully separated, managed and secured from private data. Users can continue to use Apple’s original apps like Mail and Safari for day-to-day business use, as well as any other app from the App Store plus self-developed apps, all without the need for any additional modifications.
In addition to managed apps, the new version enables IT admins to also define trusted web and e-mail domains for iOS 8 devices. Files from these defined web domains can then be opened onlywith the managed apps in the secure enterprise container. Files from a non-trusted domain can only be opened outside the corporate container. If the user drafts an e-mail addressed to a non-managed e-mail domain the sender is notified, reminding them to adhere to compliance requirements.
Another new feature is Document Push, which allows important updated documents like maintenance information or price lists to be pushed automatically to users’ devices. This means that employees are always sure that they are accessing the most up-to-date and correct information.
The enhanced on-premises file sharing feature enables secure communication with external collaborators and suppliers. Access to the corporate file system for such contacts can be granted and revoked as required via Active Directory.
Cortado has also expanded the use of VPN, with two new VPN variants for corporate and BYOD concepts, adding to the existing options. With always-on VPN, the device is consistently and securely connected to the corporate network – just like a BlackBerry. In addition, per-app VPN, which was made possible with the F5 partnership, is also available.
The new version also provides iPhone and iPad users with secure, user-authenticated mobile printing to any available network printer from any app. Printing starts at the chosen printer only when the user has authenticated themselves via their mobile device.
“Cortado Corporate Server 7.4 proves that it is possible to achieve the balance between productivity and security,” said Kristin Montag, Chief Product Officer at Cortado Mobile Solutions. “All important iOS 8 business features are available with our solution via the already available Active Directory. Individual solutions or extra kits are not needed with our solution.”
A fully functional demo version of the latest software is available at corporateserver.cortado.com/CCS-7-4-trial
Cortado Mobile Solutions
Cortado Mobile Solutions GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cortado AG, and is responsible for all operations relating to the enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server. The unique enterprise mobility solution offers the perfect balance between security for the organization, easy manageability for the IT department and maximum flexibility for users.
The on-premises software includes all the tools required for successful enterprise mobility; mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile content management, and can be fully integrated into the Windows backend. IT administrators continue to work with their known systems, Active Directory groups and Windows privileges, and users can access network drives, SharePoint and intranet pages directly from their mobile devices.
Cortado Mobile Solutions follows the philosophy that working natively delivers the highest levels of user acceptance. So Cortado’s enterprise mobility solution fully supports native app management and instead of focusing on separate storage when it comes to file sharing, enables a direct connection to the corporate network. The result is a significant increase in productivity for mobile employees, improved collaboration among teams as well as convenient management for the IT department. Cortado’s enterprise mobility solution is developed and tested at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. Also experts in offices in the United States, UK, Australia, Japan, and Brazil, highly-qualified consultants at our Berlin location as well as a trained, worldwide network of channel partners provide presence and support to localcustomers throughout the world.