SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Appthority, the authority in App Risk Management, and AirWatch, the largest Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) provider, today announced that AirWatch EMM is integrated with Appthority's fully automated App Risk Management service for speedy app analysis and risk management.
The Appthority partnership with AirWatch addresses a critical problem in empowering employees to access mobile applications. Previously, companies had no insight into which mobile apps to block or permit. With mobile app use exponentially increasing in the enterprise and 83 percent of mobile apps accessing corporate data, only Appthority provides the static, dynamic and behavioral analysis needed to assess total app risk and make informed app use policy decisions. Armed with customized app reputation scores from Appthority, IT departments can create an intelligent mobile policy through the Appthority Portal, and enforce the policy on their AirWatch deployments.
Appthority now integrates with AirWatch to provide full visibility into the presence of malware, security frameworks, privacy issues and risky behaviors of apps within AirWatch EMM deployments. Administrators can now sync current application inventory with Appthority to quickly analyze each app installed across all company-managed mobile devices and automatically assign an Appthority Trust Score™ (ATS) to each app. The majority of apps are immediately scored through comparison against Appthority's database, the world's largest collection of analyzed mobile applications, with over 1.7 million apps. Any new apps will be automatically added and analyzed to discover the actual behaviors of the app and calculate its risk potential within minutes.
"The third wave of mobile workforce enablement will be the largest and most impactful; mobile applications in all of their variety for the entire population of workers will be a game changer. We project that the number of workers having mobile access to applications will soon double, due to the shift deeper into the workforce and the push to go beyond voice and email," wrote Gartner Analyst David Willis. "The risks of data leakage on mobile platforms are particularly acute and are now a bigger problem than malware."*
"Mobile apps are increasing employee productivity and satisfaction, but businesses need to address the security concerns that these apps pose," said Kevin Keith, director of business development, AirWatch. "By partnering with Appthority, we're giving AirWatch customers even more insight into app behavior so that they can manage risk accordingly and safeguard corporate data."
"Every company has a different tolerance for risk depending on the sensitivity of the data involved, but every company needs to know what a mobile app is actually doing in order to set intelligent policies that protect the organization's assets," said Domingo Guerra, co-founder and president, Appthority. "AirWatch understands the criticality of understanding app risk and is empowering its customers to take action based on the individual needs of their organization. Now instead of unmanageable lists of ever-growing app names based on manual testing, AirWatch customers will have the ability to automatically build whitelists and blacklists based on the app behaviors they deem acceptable."
Current AirWatch customers may meet with Appthority representatives in-person and see a live demo at the upcoming AirWatch Connect user events.
AirWatch customers who are unable to attend an event can sign up for a free evaluation at https://www.appthority.com/trial/airwatch.html
*Gartner "Bring Your Own Device: The Facts and Future," by David A. Willis. Published April 11, 2013.
Appthority provides the industry's first automated App Risk Management service that employs static, dynamic and behavioral analysis to discover the true actions of apps and calculate the total risk of the app within minutes. With the largest database of analyzed public and private apps from a global network of sources, Appthority enables organizations to protect corporate privacy and mitigate the risks of unwanted app behavior. Named the Most Innovative Company of RSA Conference 2012, Appthority has analyzed over one and a half million apps for its Global 2000 and government customers and by infusing the app ecosystem with trust is empowering the app economy's rapid growth. Headquartered in San Francisco, Appthority is venture-backed by U.S. Venture Partners and Venrock. More information on Appthority can be found at www.appthority.com.
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AirWatch is the world's largest mobile security and enterprise mobility management provider with more than 8,000 customers and more than 1,400 global associates. The largest customer base, combined with the largest research and development team in the industry, allows AirWatch to provide the broadest functionality at the lowest cost. The AirWatch platform, featuring industry-leading mobile device management and application management, also incorporates the most secure content management solution, Secure Content Locker™. These solutions can be used stand-alone for unique BYOD requirements or as a comprehensive, highly scalable enterprise-grade mobility platform.