AppTunnel overview

AppTunnel provides per-app secure tunneling and access control to protect app data as it moves between the device and corporate backend resources. You configure MobileIron UEM and Standalone Sentry to support AppTunnel for an app. AppTunnel provides:

HTTP/S tunneling

AppTunnel can tunnel HTTP/S traffic between an iOS or Android AppConnect app and a corporate backend resource. The apps must use specific APIs to make their HTTP/S connections. Contact the app vendor or developer to find out if the app works with AppTunnel for HTTP/S tunneling.

TCP tunneling (also known as Advanced AppTunnel)

AppTunnel can tunnel TCP traffic between an AppConnect app and a corporate backend resource. A TCP tunnel supports HTTP/S and TCP connections. TCP tunneling for AppConnect apps is set up differently for iOS and Android:

  • Android AppConnect apps
    AppConnect apps for Android that are wrapped with the Generation 2 wrapper support TCP tunneling using AppTunnel.
  • iOS AppConnect apps
    AppConnect apps for iOS support TCP tunneling using the Tunnel app. Therefore, to use TCP tunneling for iOS AppConnect apps, in addition to Standalone Sentry, also deploy and install Tunnel on iOS devices and apply the Tunnel VPN profile to the iOS AppConnect app.

AppTunnel for iOS and Android does not support UDP tunneling. Therefore, if an AppConnect app requires UDP, such as for streaming video, it cannot use AppTunnel to tunnel its data.