Mocana, the corporate app security and connectivity company have created a new company called Blue Cedar Networks in order to branch out their mobility management offering and focus on their mobile application management (MAM) and VPN products. This division comes as a result of IoT and EMM going in different directions and the desire for each company to focus on different customers. Blue Cedar will be it’s own independent company and not a subsidiary of Mocana.
“Today’s large organizations face the challenge of managing and securing the thousands of physical device endpoints, like laptops, desktops smart phones, wearables, and single-purpose devices, deployed and used throughout the extended enterprise,” said John Aisien, CEO of Blue Cedar Networks. “In reality, the corporate app — along with the data it manifests to support business decisions and execute business processes — is the new endpoint. With Blue Cedar, corporate IT security risk professionals can more easily and transparently adapt their security and mobility strategies to safeguard sensitive corporate apps and data across the extended enterprise.”
The Blue Cedar Networks executive team is comprised of industry veterans with experience across numerous startups and large technology firms. Heading the team is John Aisien, CEO, previously president and COO of Mocana. Aisien brings a wealth of experience as a successful enterprise software go-to-market executive, with stints running marketing and business development functions in both startup and large enterprise software firms. Other members of the team include Kevin Fox, CTO, Jon Mills, vice president of sales, Scott Bonnell, vice president of business development and Ranjeet Vidwans, CMO.
Blue Cedar launches with more than 150 global customers, including marquee names in major verticals, such as financial services, insurance, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, government and health care.
“The app is now the ideal control point for enterprise data, and it is also the logical point where users in and around the enterprise can interact with this data,” said Matthew Recupito, chief security architect at Zurich Insurance. “With its Atlas platform, Blue Cedar Networks has staked out a clear position that the app is the logical endpoint that CISOs should protect.”
Blue Cedar Networks also intends to help customers meet their goals by growing and nurturing the current ecosystem of complementary, category-leading Atlas partners and developers. In addition to a network of reseller partners, Blue Cedar ISV partners include Unisys, Apperian, Appthority, Tangoe, CA Technologies and SAP.
“Given the tight integration and licensing of Mocana’s core Security of Things platform in Blue Cedar Networks’ next-generation products, we are excited to be a partner and advocate of Blue Cedar’s technology advancements in the market,” said Peter Graham, general manager of Mocana.