Webroot enhances mobile threat protection

Webroot released a new edition of Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection to ensure mobile devices and company data stay secure. As more organizations face the challenges of corporate data on personal devices, otherwise known as BYOD, information security becomes a primary concern.

In a recent survey of mobile security decision-makers, results showed that 83 percent of respondents believe that mobile devices create a high security risk within the corporate environment.

The new version offers more comprehensive defense against evolving malicious threats for Android and iOS devices, unified management across both mobile devices and PCs, and increased performance and efficacy. Other upgrades include policy management within an easy-to-use administrator console, along with other enhancements that leverage real-time threat data from the cloud.

The SecureWeb browsing feature has been expanded to support Google Chrome, in addition to the stock Android browser, shielding mobile devices from malicious sites, viruses and Internet threats.

With Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection, IT administrators have the ability to create policies that can be updated and duplicated within the console, and create user groups to organize their end users. Administrators can easily drag-and-drop users into a group, and user devices will automatically pick up the policies associated with that group.

To strengthen security, if the device password, lock screen timeout, or device administrator access does not meet policy requirements, alerts are sent directly to the console. Additionally, Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Mobile Protection includes an enhanced device scanning engine for Android that utilizes cloud-based threat detection services in real time for improved efficacy and faster scans.

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