Mobile Application Restriction Within Enterprise Using SSO Technique

Pallavi Varanasi Cloud Security Expert - CloudCodes Software
  • April 21st, 2020

Mobile Application Restriction Within Enterprise

  • Are you irritated with your employees killing valuable time in the office using their Smartphones and aimlessly accessing Social media channels like WhatsApp, Hike, Facebook, or Snapchat?

  • Do you feel that the work culture and productivity of your organization are getting hurt in this social media addiction?

No doubt that the advent of Smartphones has brought everything on people’s fingertips, thanks to the seamless internet connectivity! It is not an issue of any particular company or organization of a specific region or country. It’s a worldwide phenomenon now. Mobile application restriction with SSO ( Single Sign-On)  is a boon for an enterprise that allows only the desired application to run on the premises. It helps all the people working to focus on their work, SSO has become widely popular in all the big firms these days.

Various studies and researches prove that the use of mobile phones reduces the overall productivity at schools, colleges, and workplaces. They create a distraction. Unlike schools and colleges, administrators, or owners of a company, have to think twice to ban the use of phones entirely on your premises. You know what reactions it is going to instigate in the workforce; it’s not a logical solution either. Cell phones are an integral part of one’s daily life.

So,

  • What are you going to do?
  • How are you going to stop them?
  • By visiting online shopping websites like Amazon, Shopclues, Snapdeal, or likes?
  • How are you going to cover this gap, what’s the appropriate solution for this?

Mobile Application Restriction with SSO – Quick Solution

For the above question, I don’t think you have any answers. How about a tool that automatically blocks mobile apps in the workplace, isn’t it a “Eureka moment” for you? Now, how do you think you are going to do this? Don’t worry; CloudCodes solution SSO1 is capable of serving your purpose very clearly and wisely by our Single Sign-On for mobile applications. The user can make a mobile application restriction within their workplace with SAML authentication for mobile apps. You must know about CloudCodes and its unique out-of-the-box product; SSO1. Just a short intro for those who don’t see the duo!

CloudCodes, founded in 2011, is an innovative start-up in the field of cloud security. It is serving organizations across various verticals like investment firms, manufacturing firms, banks, call centers, gaming industries, educational institutions, and logistics. Presently, it works with more than 300+ customers and 200000 users across the world.

How SSO1 Stand By Your Side

SSO1 stands for Single Sign-On (SSO) solution, an out-of-the-box product of CloudCodes that can very effectively secure your cloud world. It comes up with features like password management, IP restriction, browser and time-based restrictions, Geo-fencing, self-password, and Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

Each of these features adds extra layers to your cloud security that helps to counter any threat, be it the phishing attack, the hacking attack or data leak threats. SSO1 supports various cloud applications such as SalesForce, DropBox, FreshDesk, Zoho, etc. Unlike the previous version (gControl) that supported only Google for Work. Single Sign-On for desktop and mobile applications using SAML and OAuth helps the whole restriction fast and easy.

SSO1’s cool features are that of Mobile Application Restriction. Using this feature of SSO between mobile apps, it is effortless to perform these things:

  • Admin can Whitelist or Blacklist mobile applications.
  • Admin can create a distinctive pool of both kinds of apps, keeping the useful ones in Whitelist and the time killers in the blacklist.

You can put your employee’s email apps on mobile on the blacklist. Similarly, various Music applications like Wynk Music, Saavn, and much more can be blacklisted through Single Sign-On or SSO for mobile application features. At present, mobile application restriction works only for android devices as most of the mobile phones run on the Android platform. Soon, it will start supporting the iPhone as well. Not just App Restriction, on a macro level, you can even use the device restriction features that work similarly. Using it, the admin can map the device to users, bind to particular authorized mobiles and laptops. All this is possible with SSO1 very conveniently if SSO for mobile application is used efficiently.

These features of mobile application restriction are used where there is a risk of unauthorized data storage on personal mobile devices by internal users. The admin can bind to use only the official laptops and mobile, not the personal one. However, this goes to a different situation, and SAML authentication for mobile apps helps to block such applications in the framework. Here, when your goal is to keep the productivity and efficiency at the higher level, unaffected by internet surfing, the Mobile App Restriction feature proves to be very helpful. Successfully block addictive mobile apps, games (like candy crush), social media apps, messaging apps, online shopping, and online entertainment apps with SSO1 Mobile App Restriction.

Verdict

Single Sign-On mobile applications not only help to block specific applications but also help to maintain dignity in the work environment. The advanced feature of SSO1 helps our clients to prevent all the undesired applications proficiently. Hence this process of entire mobile application restriction or SSO for mobile app plays a vital role for a firm holder.

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