SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizations that use mobile smartphones and tablets to process, transmit, or store sensitive data now have access to an app that helps users secure the private information that passes through their device: SecurityMetrics MobileScan. In seconds, the app identifies potential mobile security threats and directs user remediation by providing simple setting and device recommendations.
MobileScan inspects for exploitable security vulnerabilities that cybercriminals could use to gain access to a device, such as non-updated operating systems, accessible application installation settings, invalid disk encryption, and exposed Wi-Fi.
Entities that could benefit from scanning their devices for vulnerabilities include:
Brick-and-Mortar Merchants that process credit cards via mobile point of sale (mPOS) devices
Healthcare Organizations that schedule and store patient information
Enterprise Businesses that wish to implement secureBring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies
Consumers who store any sensitive material on their personal phone
"Mobile devices frequently store sensitive data such as credit card details, password hints, trade secrets and browsing history," explained Brad Caldwell, CEO of SecurityMetrics. "With the rapid adoption of mobile devices, hackers are seeing the benefits of targeting these devices to extract our personal data."
SecurityMetrics MobileScan, powered by MokiMobility, is the first of its kind available on both Android's Google Play and Apple's App Store. For more information about MobileScan, visit www.securitymetrics.com/mobilescan or email [email protected]. If your organization would like to offer SecurityMetrics MobileScan to customers, please call 801.995.6860.
About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com) SecurityMetrics assists in protecting electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in data security, and has helped over 1 million organizations manage compliance and/or secure their network infrastructure, data communication, and other information assets. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.