Ivanti components supporting AppConnect apps

AppConnect for Android apps work with the following Ivanti components:

Table 2.   Ivanti components involved with AppConnect for Android apps

Ivanti component

Description

Core

The on-premise server that provides security and management for an enterprise’s devices, and for the apps and data on those devices. An administrator configures the security and management features using a web portal.

Connected Cloud

Cloud offering that has the same functionality as Core.

Ivanti Neurons for MDM

Cloud offering that provides similar functionality as Core. However, it does not support all the AppConnect features that Core supports.

Standalone Sentry

The server that provides secure network traffic tunneling from your app to enterprise servers.

[email protected] for Android

The Core client app that runs on an Android device. It interacts with Core or Connected Cloud to apply the appropriate policies and AppConnect apps to the device. It also interacts with the Secure Apps Manager. The device user gets [email protected] from Google Play.

Go for Android

The cloud client app that runs on an Android device. It interacts with Ivanti Neurons for MDM to apply the appropriate policies and AppConnect apps to the device. It also interacts with the Secure Apps Manager. The device user downloads Go from Google Play.

Secure Apps Manager

Another Ivanti app that runs on an Android device. Working with [email protected] or Go, it handles data encryption and the AppConnect passcode for logging on to AppConnect apps.

Core and Connected Cloud: The device user receives the Secure Apps Manager from Core or Connected Cloud.

Ivanti Neurons for MDM: Secure Apps Manager is bundled with Go that the device user downloads from Google Play.

AppStation for Android

Another Ivanti client app that runs on an Android device. AppStation is used instead of Go to interact with Ivanti Neurons for MDM when the Ivanti Neurons for MDM tenant is configured for Mobile Apps Management (MAM) but not for Mobile Device Management (MDM). AppStation applies the appropriate policies and AppConnect apps to the device. It also interacts with the Secure Apps Manager for AppStation. The device user downloads AppStation from Google Play.

Secure Apps Manager for AppStation

Working with the AppStation app, Secure Apps Manager for AppStation handles data encryption and the AppConnect passcode for logging on to AppConnect apps. It provides the same feature set as the Secure Apps Manager.

Only apps wrapped using the AppStation option work with Secure Apps Manager for AppStation. Such wrapped apps do not work with the regular Secure Apps Manager.

Secure Apps Manager for AppStation is bundled with the AppStation app that the device user downloads from Google Play.

The AppConnect app wrapper

Provided by the AppConnect wrapping technology, the app wrapper provides AppConnect capabilities and security to your app.

The Generation 1 wrapper supports Java apps and AppTunnel with HTTP/S tunneling.

The Generation 2 wrapper supports Java apps, including Java apps with C or C++ code, hybrid web apps, React Native apps, Xamarin apps, AppTunnel with HTTP/S or TCP tunneling, and scoped storage for apps with targetSdkVersion set to 30.

The AppConnect Wrapping Portal

Available at https://forums.ivanti.com/s/mobile-tools the AppConnect Wrapping Portal is the simplest and most common way to wrap apps.

It can be used for apps that are distributed by Core, Connected Cloud, or Ivanti Neurons for MDM.

It can be used to wrap apps that work with one of:

the Secure Apps Manager

the Secure Apps Manager for AppStation.

The AppConnect for Android Wrapping Tool

A desktop app, for wrapping and signing your apps.

Use the wrapping tool only if you require that your apps are signed with your own enterprise private key. Signing apps with your enterprise private key instead of the Ivanti private key is a security decision that your enterprise makes.

The wrapping tool can be used only for apps that are distributed by Core or Connected Cloud.

IMPORTANT: Apps wrapped with the wrapping tool cannot be distributed by Ivanti Neurons for MDM.