PRESS RELEASE — ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – September 22, 2015) – Today at AirWatch® Connect™, the leading event in enterprise mobility, AirWatch introduced the Mobile Security Alliance with 10 initial members. AirWatch and its Mobile Security Alliance members support customers seeking to mitigate the growing mobile threat landscape by providing advanced security solutions that seamlessly integrate into the AirWatch platform. Charter AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance members include Palo Alto Networks, Check Point, FireEye, Appthority, Lookout, Pradeo, Proofpoint, Skycure, Veracode and Zimperium.
Multiple security studies report that mobile devices pose some of the biggest cybersecurity challenges for enterprises, with many organizations still uncertain about how to fully manage and secure devices to prevent these attacks. AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management™ solutions empower companies to focus on enabling business mobility rather than dealing with the ever-changing complexities of managing and securing mobile devices. As part of this commitment to reducing complexity, AirWatch launched the Mobile Security Alliance to provide customers with more secure, flexible and simple options to be more confident that their mobile applications, devices and networks can better protect against mobile threats.
Many of today’s IT practices were designed and built for the client-server era. As organizations enter the mobile-cloud era, new mobile business workflows increase the security exposure of corporate data. Protecting this data and intellectual property accessed on mobile devices, mobile apps, wireless and public networks and cloud services is critical. AirWatch and the Mobile Security Alliance members allow organizations to seamlessly enhance their risk posture with the foremost threat defense leaders and the industry leading EMM platform.
AirWatch and its Mobile Security Alliance members simplify mobile security administration and remediation to enable customers with more complete and comprehensive protection against threats on any mobile device, their applications and the networks they traverse. Mobile Security Alliance members detect malicious and suspicious behavior across the mobile deployment and automatically communicate that information to AirWatch. AirWatch then takes automatic and administrator-defined compliance actions to protect the devices, user information and corporate data.
AirWatch’s Mobile Security Alliance simplifies the complex advanced security ecosystem for mobility security into three categories:
“Our customers are making strategic investments in mobility and want to protect their devices, apps and networks end-to-end,” said Noah Wasmer, vice president of product management and CTO, End-User Computing, VMware. “The AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance provides customers with …
… validated security solutions to help simplify these decisions. In the increasingly complicated realm of mobile security, this alliance provides flexibility while enabling simplified deployment and implementation of security solutions.”
Leveraging purpose-built APIs, AirWatch Mobile Secure Alliance members have completed an unprecedented level of integration into the AirWatch platform to offer customers simplified options for their mobile-ready ecosystem. Mobile Security Alliance members are continuously working with AirWatch to advance and innovate in the realm of cybersecurity. AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance members are featured on the AirWatch Marketplace™, which highlights the industry’s leading community of technology partners in the enterprise mobility ecosystem.
To become part of the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance, security vendors must integrate with AirWatch APIs, provide easy to deploy solutions and leverage the sophisticated AirWatch compliance engine for device remediation. For more information on AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance or to apply to become a member, please visit the AirWatch Partner page. To learn more about the Mobile Security Alliance and to explore other solutions in the AirWatch partner ecosystem, visit the AirWatch Marketplace.
Read more about the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance on the AirWatch Blog.
Supporting quotes from AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance members:
“The Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform provides the most comprehensive approach to preventing cyber threats; it complements the deep expertise AirWatch provides for managing mobile devices and applications. As a long-standing and strategic partner with VMware, we are pleased to be a charter member of the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance and continue working together to deliver for our respective customers a unique offering that truly protects business assets on a device while honoring privacy for both personal data and traffic.” – Terry Ramos, vice president of business development, Palo Alto Networks
“For more than 20 years, Check Point has been leading the security market, with innovation and the highest catch rate in the industry. With Check Point’s Mobile Threat Prevention, we’ve continued that world-class tradition, introducing the only enterprise-ready mobile security solution that detects threats on the device, application and in-network levels. And now as a founding member of the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance, Check Point’s seamless integration with AirWatch will provide organizations with a single view into their mobile estate and simple roll-out of advanced mobile security.” – Michael Shaulov, head of mobility product management, Check Point Software Technologies
“FireEye developed a new category of technology to detect advanced attacks that target an organization across all the critical entry points into a network, including mobile. Together with AirWatch, we can help protect our mutual customers against this emerging threat vector, which is a prime security risk for enterprise organizations and, in particular, targeted attacks.” – Rich Stegina, vice president of global strategic technology partnerships, FireEye
“As employee public and private mobile app usage surges in the enterprise, it is crucial …
… to analyze these apps for security risks and automatically approve or reject them without creating bottlenecks. Through its partnership with AirWatch, Appthority is able to monitor mobile apps and devices for risky behaviors and security vulnerabilities that put corporate data at risk, and automatically remediate against out-of-compliance devices leveraging AirWatch’s powerful compliance engines.” – Domingo Guerra, president and co-founder, Appthority
“There’s no denying that today’s workforce is consuming, creating and sharing a growing amount of sensitive enterprise data on mobile devices. Enterprise data has gone mobile and yet, we don’t see CIOs and CISOs protecting mobile devices the way they do other computers in the enterprise. Enterprises need to catch up with the way the workforce works and start prioritizing true, comprehensive mobile security. The AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance was made to help enterprises in this, simplifying the complex ecosystem of advanced security for enterprise mobility.” – Aaron Cockerill, vice president of products, Lookout
“For Pradeo, the partnership with AirWatch is already a success and we are very proud of it. Far before the official release of the collaboration of our security solution with AirWatch, we received a wide number of pre-orders and positive feedback from major players, who develop projects that cover millions of mobile devices. This illustrates that the management and security of mobile devices have become increasingly important for companies and organizations.” – Stéphane Saad, co-founder, Pradeo
“Personal mobile devices are often loaded with unknown and untrusted apps that introduce a host of security, privacy and compliance concerns into the enterprise. Proofpoint protects the way people work today by detecting and stopping bad apps before sensitive data is compromised. We are committed to the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance and ensuring seamless integration into the platform.” – David Jevans, vice president of mobile security, Proofpoint
“Skycure is a publicly available mobile threat defense solution that predicts, detects, and proactively protects against the full array of modern mobile threats, including network attacks, malicious apps and vulnerability exploits. Skycure for AirWatch acts like an automated security analyst for any mobile endpoint, providing AirWatch with the visibility and intelligence to apply security and compliance policies with immediacy and enhanced context. We are honored to be a charter AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance Partner and a featured solution in the AirWatch Marketplace.” – Adi Sharabani, CEO and co-founder, Skycure
“Protecting the enterprise mobile environment requires an end-to-end, automated approach that covers the device and apps. Like it or not, corporate users are installing risky apps on their mobile devices, thereby increasing the attack surface and putting corporate data at risk as well as compromising the security of high-profile employees such as executives. Veracode’s integration with AirWatch reduces enterprise risk by enabling organizations to automatically enforce corporate policies on all their managed devices. In particular, the integration allows organizations to implement policy-based controls such as automated app blacklisting. Veracode’s application reputation intelligence is continuously-updated and based on risk profiles from hundreds of thousands of mobile applications assessed using behavioral analysis and machine-learning technology.” – Theodora Titonis, vice president of mobile security, Veracode
“We’re honored to be a part of the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance Partner program and continue to build deeper integration between our solutions. Zimperium is committed to securing corporate and employee owned mobile devices against advanced cyberattacks. Our solution coupled with AirWatch enables our customers to detect, identify and remediate both known and unknown cyberattacks which threaten valuable corporate data.” – Shridhar Mittal, CEO, Zimperium Inc.
AirWatch is the leader in enterprise mobility management, with more than 16,000 global customers. The AirWatch by VMware™ platform includes industry-leading mobile device, email, application, content and browser management solutions. Organizations can implement these solutions across device types and use cases, including complete EMM for corporate and line of business deployments, and containerized solutions for bring your own device (BYOD) programs. Acquired by VMware in February 2014, AirWatch is based in Atlanta and can be found online at www.air-watch.com. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley and can be found online at www.vmware.com.