Mobile Active Defense Earns a Perfect Overall Rating for Mobile Security by SC Magazine Company's Flagship Product Awarded for Third Year in a Row
ATLANTA, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year since 2010, SC Magazine, Dr. Peter Stephenson and the SC Lab Team conduct a full analysis/testing of the Mobile Device Security vendor-landscape, including product review, features, ease-of-use, performance, documentation, support and overall value for money, in which the "best-of-breed" receive scores, such as the 5 star or "best buy" rating.
Mobile Active Defense (MAD) with its award winning, flagship product, Mobile Enterprise Compliance Security (MECS) Server, was amongst those reviewed and awarded for the third consecutive year. (http://www.scmagazine.com/mobile-active-defense-mad-mobile-enterprise-compliance-and-security-mecs-server-v169/review/3933/)
Spencer Cobb, CEO of MAD, commented on the exciting news: "The timing of SC Magazine's group product review of the Mobile Security Market is perfect and we are extremely honored again. It completely affirms what we forecasted and are seeing in the market. Customers are approaching us everyday, understanding that they need better security features, beyond their MDM, to meet tighter requirements, yet more flexibility for their BYOD population. Our new MDM agnostic security platform is perfect for both environments and we work very seamlessly with leading MDM providers."
MAD, founded in 2009 by a group of Internet Security veterans and Managed Security providers, set out to develop a product, which treats the smart device like any other computer on the corporate network providing the SAME levels of security and policy management as corporate networks require for their desktop or laptop computers.
With the consumerization of communication technology for a multitude of mobile devices, whether corporately owned or BYOD, organizations and governments globally have and continue to wrestle with the issue of how to manage AND secure these devices. The struggle to keep pace with the BYOD phenomenon, especially how to strike a balance between corporate usage policies and employee personal privacy concerns is a huge issue. While these devices promote enhanced business productivity and mobility, they do not provide enterprise-level security protection and are vulnerable to many attack and intrusion vectors.
With a centrally managed enterprise grade solution, designed to extend security functions to both corporate and personally owned devices, MECS features 6 distinct products "all-in-one" and more.
- Security-Enhanced MDM
- VPN concentrator with Advanced Mobile firewall
- PKI/Certificate Authentication
- Content Filter (including corporate data only via Split VPN Configuration)
- Intrusion Prevention/Anti-Virus
- Containerization (separation of corporate and personal data)
- Incident Response
"MAD is uniquely qualified to support and secure any BYOD implementation through its flexibility to secure as much or as little as needed, depending on each corporation and their requirements," said Rob Smith, CTO and Co-Founder of MAD. "Think of us as a Unified Threat Management system built specifically for mobile, which is completely agnostic. Whether you have already implemented a MDM solution and need added scalable security platform on top of your preferred MDM, OR take advantage of MAD's fully integrated enhanced MDM Security package, we have simplified the process."
The MECS architecture offers the flexibility to choose configurations that make sense for any security policy and mobile network. Built in PKI and advanced mobile firewalls work parallel with any current MDM solution, automation of certificate authentication and VPN functionality providing the same level of security and access control as any computer on the corporate network with security that can not be removed or tampered with by employees.
MAD is also one of the only mobile security solutions offering hardened Android devices its own kernel modification on almost a dozen Android devices, fully protecting them with end-to-end IPSec, while preserving valuable device functionality.
About Mobile Active Defense:
MAD, founded in 2009 is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. In its relatively short history, the company has already established itself as a thought leader in the mobile security arena with awards such as "Rookie Security Company 2011" by SC Magazine, "Cool Vendor 2011" by the Gartner Group, "Mobile Enterprise Security Product 2011" by Frost & Sullivan. Forrester called MAD the "disrupter in the mobile security space…and break-out-star" in its Mobile Security Market Overview 2011 and SC Magazine awarded MAD the "Mobile Innovator of the Year" for 2011 & 2012.
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