Mobile security is a growing concern for IT departments, particularly as more enterprises opt for BYOD environments. Yet, that same concern does not appear to be shared by the rank-and-file employees.
Whether operating in a BYOD or corporate-owned mobile device environment, companies face mobile security risks every day from existing and previously unknown threats. To help enterprises cope with mobile threats, Lookout launched on Tuesday a mobile threat protection platform for the enterprise.
To address enterprise BYOD concerns, network security firm Fortinet announced Wednesday that it is acquiring Wi-Fi networking provider Meru Networks for $44 million and launching its FortiGuard mobile security subscription service that includes mobile app control and mobile malware protection for iOS and Android devices.
Bad bots disguising themselves as mobile Web users are arriving in "droves," warned Distil Networks in its annual bad bots report.
Reflecting the growing concern among companies about mobile security, antivirus software provider AVG has purchased Privax, a provider of virtual private network services for mobile devices and desktops, for up to $60 million.
Millions of popular Android apps are vulnerable to an OpenSSL vulnerability known as FREAK, warned a researcher from security firm FireEye.
While large enterprises have been using firewalls to secure their networks for many years, small and medium-sized businesses have often not had the resources to invest in firewall technology. Dell SonicWALL is launching desktop-based TZ series firewalls, complete with deep packet inspection at broadband connection speeds, designed for the SMB market.
As mobile devices and apps flood the enterprise, many IT teams are becoming obsessed with keeping mobile malware off of devices and networks. But this is the wrong focus, said Andrew Hoog, CEO and founder of mobile security firm NowSecure. It's not mobile malware, but mobile apps that leak sensitive data that should be the focus of enterprise IT teams.
To address mobile security concerns in the BYOD era, Marble Security today released AppHawk, an enterprise mobile threat intelligence and defense service designed to secure a growing threat to enterprises--mobile app insecurity.
Verizon just realized that it has a wireless unit to draw mobile security data from. Who knew, right?