The transition from a browser-only world to the mobile app proliferation of today, necessitates a host of new considerations when it comes to securing the enterprise network. Our latest whitepaper, “A Unified Mobile Architecture for the Modern Data Center,” analyzes the mobile application landscape and what it means for the prevalent multi-tier architecture, which for some time has been tailored around browsers as the main entry point. As RESTful API calls surpass traditional web traffic for the largest app providers, this concern becomes even more immediate.
With the understanding that most enterprise networks are a mix of both on premise and cloud-based solutions, this whitepaper takes this viewpoint as the basis for its analysis. Given the heterogeneity of the mobile app landscape in terms of platforms and operating systems, each with their own unique programming language and set of best practices there is an added layer of complexity in adapting existing enterprise architecture for this new mobile user base.