Cortado Urges Companies to Update from iOS 8 to iOS 8.1

New version closes the security loophole when using app extensions

(BERLIN/DENVER, October 28, 2014) Enterprise mobility expert Cortado recommends its customers and other businesses update from iOS 8 to iOS 8.1. The new version of the operating system closes the security gap for apps with app extensions.

With the release of iOS 8.1, Apple has optimized the previous OS version. The latest version closes a security loophole with app extensions that were able to bypass the secure business container without the relevant additional security measures. With the update to iOS 8.1, companies can now resolve this OS security issue and now use all apps with app extensions also within the secure business container.

“iOS 8.1 makes it possible to extend the secure business container to app extensions. These apps are now no longer excluded from using the secure container, for example due to blacklisting, but can be securely used thereby significantly enhancing productivity opportunities,” said Kristin Montag, product manager Cortado Corporate Server at Cortado. “Companies really should upgrade to iOS 8.1, not just because of bug fixing, but it also offers a more fluid user experience, for example support for messaging on all Apple devices.”

More information about setting up a secure business container with iOS 8 can be found in the white paper Enterprise Mobility with iOS 8 – The new iPhone and iPad enterprise features.

Cortado Corporate Server can be tested without even needing to be installed with the free Online Test Drive. Alternatively, a free 30-day demo version can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website.

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About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

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