ACE aims for an open standard in managing and securing enterprise apps

ACE aims for an open standard in managing and securing enterprise apps

ACE aims for an open standard in managing and securing enterprise apps

0 comments 📅23 April 2016, 02:45


ACE aims for an open standard in managing and securing enterprise apps

ACE, the App Configuration for Enterprise, has been launched by five enterprise mobile firms in order to simplify and scale the deployment of apps in the enterprise through various standards.

The founding members, AirWatch by VMware, Box, Cisco, Workday and Xamarin, aim through ACE to provide standardised app configurations and polices that will interoperate with all EMM solutions. Among the standards proposed are automating first-time setup experience, single sign-on to avoid separate user login requirements, and wiping corporate data remotely.

The launch of ACE, made at Mobile World Congress, makes sense for developers as well. In the low-code world whereby quick, cheap and secure enterprise app development is starting to become a reality, this move from the EMM and ISV perspective also enables developers to save time and cost in building enterprise apps.

Noah Wasmer is end user computing CTO at VMware. He described the process as “inside baseball”, and notes how Apple and Google’s ethos had led the way initially.

“They want this to happen because they don’t like to have five versions of the Box app in the App Store,” he tells Enterprise AppsTech. “It’s not good for anybody.”

He adds: “This is stuff that the people like us, that are passionate about this space, should care about. This is a net neutral way of doing this, there’s nothing that’s proprietary to AirWatch, or any EMM.

“What we try to do is say ‘who are the ISVs that our enterprise customers are looking for most?’ Can they help keep us honest, how do we do this in a holistic way for both the end user and the ISV, and is there a way we can create a standard?”

Wasmer notes there was “immediately…some great traction”, and adds the next steps are to continue the conversation, encourage both ISV and EMM leadership and “just hammer this out”.

You can find out more about ACE, including steps on membership, here.

No Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first one to write a comment

Leave a comment