Aug 29, 2012 Blogs
I recorded another demo showing some different features of Horizon Mobile at the #EUC1823 break-out session
In this session, some more details about the product were given.
Most interestingly, they revealed some details about the architecture and engineering details. In short, the Android version is a VMware Workstation port, while the iOS version operates on a higher layer and uses ThinApp packaging to address security and isolation. Since iOS is already very secure, and access to the underlying operating system is not possible, Horizon Mobile for iOS is simply application virtualization with added app and device management such as policies. For Android, true hosted virtualization is used to protect the corporate data and apps. Android is inherently less secure, and by using a VMM and a separate virtual machine, more control over the system is possible.