Streamlining security with application modernization

Whether they are ready for it or not, enterprises should prepare to expect a rise in BYOD use as mobile devices become more widely available and easier to use. Information from Kaspersky Lab states that more than 60 percent of business owners and employees are currently working on a mobile device, whether officially or not, while just over 30 percent of employers believe there is "absolutely no danger" in BYOD.

There are ways to make accessing applications safer even while using a customized portlet through Flynet Viewer to avoid any possible dangers that could arise in wide-ranging personal device use. Here are three ways that Inventu's solutions make secure access easier:

  • Ease of control: Not only are all host sessions easy to manage through Flynet, but the user has more control and can receive security alerts based on their needs.
  • Freedom from Java: As this blog has mentioned many times, Java-based solutions can expose users to security flaws. Flynet runs in Javascript instead, removing the monitoring and maintenance issues that accompany older applications. Some Java products, like, could be completely lacking in the security needed for sensitive information. Flynet can also be easily transitioned onto systems that run older, Java-based emulation methods.
  • Simpler application base: Reducing the number of unnecessary green screen applications and necessary logins leaves a less complicated trail for IT managers to monitor and will make detecting weak elements easier. Operators won't have to reinstall any emulation software, either, once they've transformed their mainframe access.

Without taking the right steps for simplicity, companies could find themselves burdened by an inefficient approach to BYOD that is unproductive as well as not secure. Flynet Viewer will remove the barriers to quick and effective use that come with the previous generation of emulators and provide fast mainframe transformation.