Quick Round-Up of App Wrapping, Benefits & How It Works

May 2018
Quick Round-Up of App Wrapping, Benefits & How It Works

Technigent speaks about app wrapping from stretching,

What is App Wrapping?

App Wrapping or Application Wrapping is a process of applying different mobile app development policies to the particular app on device for securing its data. Typical app wrapping can be performed via SDK or via EMM vendor who can control basic securities of the app like who can download the app and who can access what data within the app or whether the corporate data used in the app can be copy pasted.

Usage of App Wrapping

App Wrapping can be used to help control or protect a wide spectrum of elements within the mobile app. Some of the more conscious ways you can use a wrap are:

Importance of App Wrapping

The requirements for each app’s security will be ever evolving as technology become a more integral part of business life. Set up your product so that it is secure and customizable. Tackling foreseeable issues now and finding the right content control solutions is the best way to avoid any problems now and heading into the future.

Benefits of App Wrapping

How does the mobile app wrapping work technically?

App wrapping is the process of implementing a security policy to a mobile application (which could be an email or custom built business app) without changing the way it functions or how it appears. Once this technology is set up, administrators are able to set policies so that employees with corporate-owned or personal mobile devices can safely download an app. App wrapping is usually done by use of:

For instance, an app wrapping API would make it so an administrator could facilitate who can download a mobile app and if sensitive data retrievable by this app can be copied, pasted, and used. When wrapping an app, certain policies should be set in place.

Examples of these policies are:

Security Policies:

These policies will create self-defending apps so that they are able to protect themselves no matter what device they are running on. Security policies include FIDS 140-2 encryption, copy/paste protection, corporate authentication, jailbreak detection, data wipe, app integrity and runtime integrity check.

Management Policies:

These policies help developers protect users and keep the apps updated with their many numbers of users. Depending on the role of each user, the app can be made visible in different capacities and administrators can disable the app at any time.

Analytic Policies:

These policies give insight on how the app is being used, for what, why, and by whom.