SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lookout, the global leader in securing mobility, has expanded Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security to provide organizations with visibility into risky mobile app behaviors on their network. This visibility enables organizations to maintain compliance with their data security policies and take immediate action against suspicious app behaviors such as accessing geolocation or sending contact information to an external server that may directly contradict corporate policy. This new functionality complements the solution's existing threat and network protection to provide a holistic mobile security solution for enterprises across the full spectrum of mobile security risks.
"In this app-centric world where mobile apps have become the primary way that data is accessed and stored, the individual employee has gained tremendous control of their mobile environment, yet may also inadvertently put corporate data at risk," said Santosh Krishnan, chief product officer at Lookout. "Mobile apps introduce a new layer of complexity to an enterprise's security strategy as IT now has to protect against everything from malicious apps and network threats to risky app behaviors. Enterprises need visibility across the entire spectrum of risk so that they can be both mobile and secure."
According to a recent Gartner report, "Applications and data continue to be the focus of modern cyberattacks. The attack surface has expanded from web applications to cloud and mobile applications, as well as web APIs. While many technology options exist, application security is still an emerging discipline and technologies need to be supported by solid practices. (1)"
Lookout's Mobile Endpoint Security for App Risks enables customers to:
- Gain real-time visibility into their enterprise mobile app ecosystem: Through a centralized dashboard built within the Mobile Endpoint Security console, customers now have a holistic view of the mobile apps on the enterprise network. The dashboard provides information regarding app prevalence and flags potential app risks. For example, the dashboard shows the percentage of apps on the network that send contact information externally.
- Drill down into specific app capabilities: Within the console, administrators can examine specific applications within their mobile fleet to better understand the app's function, capabilities, behaviors, and network traffic.
- Create custom policies to protect enterprise data: The actual level of risk a specific app presents to an enterprise will depend on individual corporate policies. Lookout has enabled enterprises to create their own custom policies for understanding app risk. For example, an administrator can create a policy to display all apps on the network that both access contacts and connect to a 3rd party cloud service. Furthermore, administrators can save those filters as policies and assign a threat level to violations of that policy in order to take action to protect corporate data.
Through its 100 million global sensors, Lookout acquires up to 90,000 apps every day, contributing to a dataset of over 30 million apps. Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security for App Risks leverages this dataset to enable customers to better understand the capabilities and risky behaviors of the apps on their employee's mobile devices. With this customizable visibility into the mobile apps present on employees' devices, organizations can enforce specific corporate policies.
In addition, Lookout is introducing Lookout Advisory Services with the launch of its Application Security Assessment and Threat Advisory Service. Lookout Application Security Assessment is a comprehensive, white-glove app analysis by the elite Lookout mobile security research team, paired with app insights from its dataset of analyzed apps. Lookout Threat Advisory Service is a monthly report that highlights global mobile threats and trends based on insights from Lookout's 100 million global sensors and provides actionable information to security analysts to inform their cyberthreat protection strategies and enhance protection levels across their organization. The service includes direct conversations with Lookout security researchers for personalized deep dives into how these threats affect specific business processes.
Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security and Lookout Advisory Services are both sold through Lookout's Channel Partner Program. Learn more about Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security and Lookout's Advisory Services.
(1) Gartner Hype Cycle for Application Security, 2016, Ayal Tirosh, 13 July 2016
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Lookout is a cybersecurity company that makes it possible for individuals and enterprises to be both mobile and secure. With 100 million mobile sensors fueling a dataset of virtually all the mobile code in the world, the Lookout Security Cloud can identify connections that would otherwise go unseen - predicting and stopping mobile attacks before they do harm. The world's leading mobile network operators, including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Sprint, T-Mobile and Telstra, have selected Lookout as its preferred mobile security solution. Lookout is also partnered with such enterprise leaders as AirWatch, Ingram Micro, Microsoft and MobileIron. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout has offices in Amsterdam, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C. To learn more, visit www.lookout.com. Follow Lookout at Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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