SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2015 — Effective today, Zimperium is offering Mobile Threat Defense on the Samsung KNOX Marketplace, enabling enterprises the ability to detect mobile devices against both known and unknown threats. Samsung is a leader in Android security, securing the Android platform from the ground up. Zimperium shares Samsung’s mission to secure mobile devices, offering a solution that uses a behavior-based engine to detect and protect against advanced targeted attacks providing KNOX with an early threat detection system for Wi-Fi network and host attacks. Together, Samsung and Zimperium deliver unparalleled protection for Android devices that enable enterprises to:
- Prevent non-compliant devices from connecting to the network
- Control where corporate data goes and secure VPN access to Apps
- Provide a complete risk profile of mobile devices and prevent malicious attacks
Zimperium Mobile Threat Defense provides enterprises the following solutions to defend the modern mobile workplace:
- zIPS, the world’s first mobile intrusion prevention system (Mobile IPS) that provides additional protection for Samsung KNOX devices against both network and host cyberattacks wherever they go
- zConsole, a mobile threat management platform to monitor security incidents on zIPS-protected mobile devices with unprecedented mobile forensic detail
- zANTI, a mobile penetration testing toolkit that lets security managers assess the risk level of a network with the push of a button, and even simulates an advanced attacker to identify the techniques they can use to compromise the corporate network
zIPS is the only on-device mobile security solution that can defend against advanced cyberattacks without requiring root privileges. Other solutions either leverage the cloud to verify attacks, which heavily drains a device’s battery, or reference a database of predefined signatures that’s limited in scope of protection. Signatures fail to defend against common mobile threats like network attacks, apps that delay detonation (“time bomb” attacks) and web-based attacks.
Approximately 40 percent of U.S. consumers who work for large enterprises said they use their personally owned smartphone, desktop or laptop daily for some form of work purposes, according to a recent survey by Gartner, Inc.
In today’s BYOD world, one employee’s unsecured device can threaten an entire corporation’s security,” said Rick Segal, Vice President of Enterprise Business Team, IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “KNOX is dedicated to providing end-to-end mobile protection. By adding Zimperium’s mobile intrusion prevention system (mobile IPS), our customers are protected from advanced cyberattacks, regardless of where their business takes them.”
The majority of employees today are connecting their smartphones to unsecured public networks where even amateur hackers can infiltrate the device,” said Shridhar Mittal, CEO of Zimperium. “Today, mobile devices are the main target of cyberattacks because to date there has never been a single solution that can protect against spear-phishing or man-in-the-middle attacks.”
Zimperium is backed by early investors in Sourcefire: Mark Fernandes, managing director of Sierra Ventures, and Stephen Northcutt, former president of SANS Technology Institute.
Zimperium is the leader in enterprise mobile threat defense. The Zimperium Mobile Threat Defense system delivers enterprise-class protection for Android and iOS devices against the next generation of advanced mobile threats. Developed for mobile devices, Zimperium uses patented, behavior-based analytics that sit on the device to protect mobile devices against network- and host-based threats wherever business takes them. Founded in 2010 by mobile security experts, Zimperium is backed by Sierra Ventures and Samsung. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zimperium manages its R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel.
About Samsung KNOX
Samsung KNOX is an Android-based platform that addresses the many security shortcomings of Android. The KNOX platform retains full compatibility with Android and the Google Play ecosystem while offering fundamental security and management enhancements to serve the needs of both regulated and general Enterprise environments.
KNOX provides the hardware-level protection of both the Android operating system and applications running on it. The most comprehensive mobile device management (MDM) capabilities combined with its unique Application Container technology support both Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Corporate-Liable models without compromising corporate security or employee privacy. KNOX complies with key US Government and Department of Defense initiatives and other standards for mobile device security, enabling its deployment in government and other highly regulated enterprise environments.