AT&T and Skycure Team Up to Help Secure Millions of Mobile Devices
Wireless Leader to Expand Mobile Threat Defense Footprint
Palo Alto, Calif. — October 18, 2016 – Skycure, the leader in mobile threat defense, today announced that wireless leader AT&T will resell the Skycure Mobile Threat Defense Platform. Skycure will be added to the company’s mobile offering to help protect personal and business data on the millions of devices of AT&T business customers. Most enterprise devices are managed by IT but lack the granular security required to detect and help prevent attacks at the app, network, and device level. Skycure helps to close that gap to better protect users and their employers with a layer of mobile threat defense that maintains the mobile user experience and user privacy, all without extra burden to IT. With the help of Skycure, AT&T now offers additional mobility and security for businesses that need to better protect employee and customer data, as well as infrastructure and operations.
According to a recent report from a 2016 survey of IT Security professionals on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), one in five organizations has suffered a mobile security breach, primarily driven by malware and malicious WiFi. The same study reported:
- 24 percent of organizations confirmed their mobile devices have connected to malicious WiFi networks
- Even worse, 48 percent were unsure if there have been mobile security incidents
With at least one device in every large organization likely infected with malware, and one-third of executives experiencing network attacks, most enterprises are looking for a strong defense system against mobile threats.To help mitigate these risks, organizations have traditionally deployed Mobile Device Management (MDM) and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions such as MobileIron and AirWatch. The Skycure Mobile Threat Defense Platform takes risk mitigation to another level with proactive detection and prevention of attacks, threats, intrusions, and malware.
“Our customers are looking for solutions to detect active threats on mobile devices whether it’s malware, network threats, or application vulnerability exploits. With the help of our Foundry, we found Skycure, a proven innovator in this space,” said Jason Porter, Vice President, Security Solutions, AT&T. “We are excited to team with them to offer customers the tools to effectively manage and better secure their mobile devices.”
Skycure Mobile Threat Defense is a cloud-based solution that provides proactive protection and predictive intelligence to help organizations and their mobile users stay ahead of cyberattacks. Skycure’s multi-layered threat identification and mitigation approach includes device, server, and crowd sourcing analysis that allows Skycure to identify known and unknown threats all without infringing on end user experience and privacy. This is significant as the BYOD report also cited 29 percent of organizations highlighted employee privacy as a challenge of implementing Mobile Application Management (MAM) with BYOD users.
Skycure conducts tens of millions of network and application security tests on a monthly basis. By leveraging both the malicious and legitimate behavior of the services, apps, and networks touched by each device, Skycure can deduce where attacks will likely happen next.
“During the past year, we have discovered a number of new attacks and campaigns targeting mobile platforms,” said Adi Sharabani, CEO & Co-Founder of Skycure. “This has exponentially raised the level of interest in and demand for our Mobile Threat Defense solution and our Mobile Threat Intelligence insights. Working with AT&T’s massive and proven salesforce allows Skycure to meet this demand.”
AT&T business customers will have the option of purchasing Skycure on its own, or fully integrated with AirWatch or MobileIron EMM solutions, adding active threat defense for comprehensive enterprise mobile security. Skycure is the only solution that identifies and protects against the four families of mobile threats (physical, malware, network, and vulnerabilities) with a single app available in the public Apple App Store or Google Play store.
For details and to learn more about how Skycure Mobile Threat Defense helps to protect organizations and prevent cyberattacks without compromising the mobile user experience or privacy, visit www.skycure.com.
Skycure is the leader in mobile threat defense. Skycure’s platform offers unparalleled depth of threat intelligence to predict, detect and protect against the broadest range of existing and unknown threats. Skycure’s predictive technology uses a layered approach that leverages massive crowd-sourced threat intelligence, in addition to both device- and server-based analysis, to proactively protect mobile devices from malware, network threats, and app/OS vulnerability exploits. Skycure Research Labs have identified some of the most-discussed mobile device vulnerabilities of the past few years, including Accessibility Clickjacking, No iOS Zone, Malicious Profiles, Invisible Malicious Profiles, WifiGate and LinkedOut. The company is backed by Foundation Capital, Shasta Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, New York Life, Mike Weider, Peter McKay, Lane Bess, and other strategic investors.
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