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New Layer 7 Solution Securely Opens Enterprise and Cloud Apps to Mobile Devices

Gartner AADI Layer 7 Technologies, a leading provider of API connectivity solutions for the enterprise, today announced the release of its newest product, the SecureSpan Mobile Access Gateway. This innovative, easy-to-deploy middleware solution provides a simplified way to manage how enterprise applications and systems get exposed to mobile developers and apps.

The proliferation of smartphones and tablets in the workplace has created new challenges for the enterprise. At the center of many of these challenges is the need to provide secure and reliable access to enterprise information assets in a mobile-friendly way. The Layer 7 SecureSpan Mobile Access Gateway simplifies how internal information gets exposed to mobile apps and developers while giving architects the ability to configure security, performance and supporting integrations in a simple, consistent way.

Benefits of the Mobile Access Gateway include:

  • Identity: extend enterprise LDAP & SSO to mobile access frameworks like OAuth, OpenID Connect and JSON Web Tokens
  • Security: protect mobile REST & OData APIs against attack, build custom geo-fencing policies, proxy mobile streaming protocols like WebSockets and XMPP
  • Adaptation: translate and orchestrate back-end information services into mobile-ready formats like JSON & REST
  • Optimization: aggregate, pre-fetch and cache data retrieval calls for improved performance
  • Integration: simplify integration with notification services and external cloud services

“Enterprises want to enable employees, partners and consumers with apps that leverage their information assets,” said Stephen Mak, product manager for mobile, Layer 7 Technologies. “The Mobile Access Gateway fills a need for helping enterprises manage how that information gets exposed, secured and integrated.”

The Mobile Access Gateway is available for preview immediately and will be available for purchase on July 31.

Learn About the Mobile Access Gateway at the Joint Forrester, Eli Lilly, Layer 7 Mobile Webinar

Layer 7 will also co-host a Webinar with Forrester Research Mobile Analyst Jeff Hammond and Eli Lilly Mobile Architect Tom Nienhaus on June 21 to formally introduce the Mobile Access Gateway and discuss some of the security and management challenges that complicate mobile app development and governance in the enterprise. Details and registration information are available at

See the Mobile Access Gateway at Gartner AADI, London

Layer 7 will be at Gartner AADI in London, June 21-22, to offer demos of the Mobile Access Gateway and present new enterprise integration case studies on SOA, mobile and Cloud. Attendees can visit Layer 7 in booth #PL6 to learn more. Additionally, Layer 7 customer RBS will present a case study entitled “The Enterprise Journey to Hybrid Cloud” on June 21 from 4:00-4:30 p.m. BST in room Westminster B + C.

For more information about the SecureSpan Mobile Access Gateway, please visit:

About Layer 7 Technologies

Layer 7 Technologies helps enterprises secure and govern interactions between their organizations and the services they use in the cloud; across the internet; and out to mobile devices. In 2011, Layer 7 was named the 71st fastest-growing private or public technology company in North America on the Deloitte Fast 500 list. With more than 200 customers spanning six continents, Layer 7 supports the most demanding commercial and government organizations. Layer 7 solutions are FIPS compliant, STIG vulnerability tested and have met Common Criteria EAL4+ security assurance. For more information, please visit, email us at [email protected] or follow us on Twitter at @layer7.

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