Mojave Networks Announces New Mobile Threat Labs

Lead Threat Engineer Ryan Smith Will Head New Research Team to Analyze Advanced Mobile Security Threats

Feb 20, 2014, 09:42 ET from Mojave Networks

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mojave Networks, the leading provider of cloud-based mobile security for enterprises, today announced the creation of the Mojave Threat Labs, which will serve as the company's central hub for conducting in-depth research on the latest mobile security threats and vulnerabilities.  

Mojave's Lead Threat Engineer, Ryan W. Smith, will spearhead the team to uncover the latest mobile security threats plaguing enterprises today. The team will also track emerging threats and new mobile application developments, and provide Mojave's customers with their unparalleled expertise.

Smith joined Mojave Networks in 2013 from Lookout Mobile Security and has more than a decade of hands-on experience as a mobile threat analyst, enterprise software security consultant and government security systems R&D engineer. In addition, Smith is an active member of the security community. Most recently, Smith presented innovative research on Russian mobile malware threats at DEFCON 2013.

"Analyzing advanced mobile security threats with the state of the art technologies developed by Mojave Threat Labs will allow us to stay one step ahead of malware and risks in the fast moving world of mobile security," said Smith. "I'm honored to be working with Mojave's world class team, leading the new Threat Labs.  In this new role, I will ensure that our customers have access to the most advanced mobile threat detection, in-depth intelligence, and mitigation solutions to solve their mobile security needs."

"We are thrilled to have Ryan join our team. With his extensive experience in nearly all areas of security, we're confident that he is equipped to lead the Mojave Threat Labs and take our capabilities to the next level," said Garrett Larsson, co-founder and CEO of Mojave Networks.

The Mojave Threat Labs will parse through the millions of mobile related events it receives daily to help protect enterprise mobile network traffic from hacking attempts and advanced threats.  Already, the team is responsible for blocking over 1,000 threats per week.

The team's research will focus on the following core areas:

  • Mobile malware samples
  • Application reputation analysis
  • Mobile threat intelligence and origination
  • Global threat tracking
  • Network anomaly detection

About Mojave Networks

Mojave Networks has pioneered a cloud-based approach to mobile security for enterprises that blocks advanced threats and protects company data. This approach gives organizations unrivaled insight into application usage, data flow, network analytics and malicious threats while helping them control costs and comply with regulations. Founded in San Mateo, CA in 2011, Mojave Networks is used by large and medium enterprises and government agencies. The company is funded by Bessemer Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital, and its team includes former executives from Symantec, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks and Lookout. For more information, please visit




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