Real-time mobile vulnerability management

Mobilisafe launched its cloud-based Mobile Risk Management (MRM) solution, enabling IT to identify and eliminate the significant risks associated with the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend. A 30-day free trial is available for those interested in an evaluation of the product.

Identifying devices with outdated firmware and getting them patched has historically been difficult to complete – data from Mobilisafe’s recent real life study shows that 64 percent of iOS devices and 40 percent of Android devices are running out-of-date firmware. With Mobilisafe’s monitoring of firmware update availability, IT can easily use Mobilisafe to send download links and instructions to employees, making the process simple, timely and painless.

Only by continuously monitoring and assessing each device for new or known vulnerabilities is it possible to identify devices susceptible to security risks. For example, in November 2011 a vulnerability was discovered in the passcode lock feature of iOS for iPad 2, which enabled someone with physical access to a device to bypass having to enter a passcode to unlock the tablet.

Data from Mobilisafe’s recent real life study shows that 21 percent of the iPad 2s being used by employees to access company email are still vulnerable to this attack, six months after the discovery of the vulnerability. With Mobilisafe’s solution, IT can automatically recommend the employee update the firmware of their device to eliminate the vulnerability and block devices that fail to comply.

Mobilisafe’s solution, which has a typical set up time of 10 to 15 minutes, requires no hardware, on-device software or network adjustments, making it easy to deploy and use. Customers log into a cloud-based dashboard that emphasizes ease of use and an intuitive feel to assess, analyze and administer mobile risk management activities.

Mobilisafe gives IT:

Visibility and risk management – Mobilisafe enables IT to discover mobilized employees and the risks their devices introduce to company data, and remediate and mitigate those risks with access control and patch management capabilities

Freedom to BYOD – Mobilisafe enables end-users to use whatever mobile devices they wish and eliminates any fears regarding individual privacy issues

End-user accountability – Mobilisafe introduces end-user participation by engaging them to update their firmware on an as-needed basis to eliminate known risks

A cost-effective solution – Mobilisafe uses a per-user pricing model, as opposed to many mobile security solutions that price per device.

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