Kaspersky Lab Boosts Mobile Threat Defense with Kaspersky Security for Mobile
Kaspersky Lab's solution provides an additional layer of control, visibility and corporate data security to help business customers manage corporate mobility cyber risks
Woburn, MA – July 17, 2018 – To help business customers manage corporate mobility cyber risks, Kaspersky Lab's Mobile Threat Defense solution, Kaspersky Security for Mobile, provides an additional layer of control, visibility and corporate data security for Android and iOS devices. Kaspersky Security for Mobile combines protection against malware and the security management of all connected mobile devices with the ability to integrate with third-party enterprise mobility management (EMM) platforms.
Organizations relying on mobility to increase business productivity need specialized security that can detect anomalies in device and application behavior, identify vulnerabilities, and prevent infections of both known and unknown malware. Mobile device management (MDM) and EMM solutions protect corporate data from leakage in case a device is lost or stolen, but they cannot typically defend against advanced threats used for cyberespionage, such as Skygofree.
The thriving mobile workforce – expected to account for nearly three-quarters of the total U.S. workforce by 2020 – also presents an increase in advanced cyberthreats that businesses need to defend against. In fact, according to a Kaspersky Lab report, last year alone there were 42 million attack attempts on mobile devices registered. As mobile cyberattacks continue to rise, businesses need to not only manage corporate mobility but also prioritize device protection against advanced threats in real-time to keep sensitive business data safe.
“The mobility of employees helps to increase business efficiency — companies of any size are striving for this,” said Dmitry Aleshin, vice president, product marketing at Kaspersky Lab. “However, the growing number of malicious traffic, illegitimate mobile applications, and vulnerabilities in software, combined with the human factor, make mobile management and protection a real challenge. Each organization has its own mobile strategy, which is why they need customized protection, thereby allowing them to flexibly configure policies and manage security configurations on each individual device and across the entire mobile ecosystem."
Kaspersky Security for Mobile includes key Mobile Threat Defense functions related to threat prevention, detection and remediation, such as:
- Advanced anti-malware protection that detects mobile device activity and prevents known and new sophisticated threats by using machine learning-assisted techniques and cloud-based threat intelligence.
- Network-level security with application and web traffic control, as well as anti-phishing and anti-spam tools to ensure only legitimate data reaches employee smartphones or tablets. The solution also detects privilege escalation in the event that a smartphone is jailbroken or rooted.
- Kaspersky Security for Mobile can integrate with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®, iOS MDM, and Samsung KNOX™ platforms, so IT administrators can create additional policies and restrict, for example, device access to public Wi-Fi networks.
- Kaspersky Security for Android is also compatible with EMM solutions from various vendors, including VMware AirWatch and MobileIron. With these integrations, IT teams can configure security on devices that are managed from a single EMM platform.
Kaspersky Security for Mobile is available globally as part of Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business or as a standalone targeted solution. To find out more about Kaspersky Security for Mobile, please visit our website.
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