Current Analysis has also released a new Market Assessment Report, called 'MEAP Leaders are Rated on Ability to Evolve via Security Consolidation, Services, and Standards-based Technology,' on the growing convergence of MEAP and mobile security, including profiles of industry leaders and ratings on their progress based on recent innovations in mobile app platforms/services and mobile security.
Over the past 12-18 months, MEAPs have evolved from proprietary solutions to ones which leverage open source and standards-based mobile technologies; solutions that decouple front end and back-end platforms to cater to mobile developers' framework familiarity; cloud-based integration and platform services to ease integration and development requirements; and solutions which are beginning to consolidate security/management to address mounting CIO concerns. From the middleware/MEAP vendors' perspective, mobile app platforms and services have become a method for enhancing the value proposition of their broader and more lucrative portfolios and emerging cloud infrastructures, including IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS offerings.
"Initial proprietary MEAP offerings did not appeal to enterprises which have continued to outsource the development of mobile apps," said
The gradual adoption of BYOD programs and commoditization of device management features have shifted the emphasis to mobile application and content management and placed a premium on enabling developers to more easily secure their apps as well as securely distribute them. This has fueled the growth of not only containerization and app wrapping, but the addition of private enterprise app stores, enabling end users to download productivity apps and avoid exposing the enterprise to more vulnerable public apps – especially Android apps.
"The security of mobile devices and applications in the enterprise is a top of mind issue for many CXOs with good reason. Mobile malware, now 10 years old, is growing at an exponential rate, employees are using their smartphones at work, whether the enterprise has a formal BYOD program or not, and jail-broken devices can be easily compromised," said
• Traditional middleware providers are leading with their integration strengths to dominate in MEAP.
• Security concerns are driving the convergence of mobile security and MEAPs as vendors look to leverage their strengths to expand their addressable market.
• MEAPs have evolved from purely proprietary to solutions which leverage open source and standards-based mobile technologies.
• MEAPs now decouple front end and back-end platforms to cater to mobile developers' framework familiarity.
• Vendors place strong emphasis on platform services' ability to ease app integration and development requirements.
• CXOs place greater emphasis on need for security, management alongside sophisticated mobile app projects.
• MEAP is becoming method for enhancing value proposition of middleware providers' lucrative portfolios and emerging cloud infrastructures.
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