New Mobile Vulnerability Scan App Verifies Mobile Device Security in Seconds

SecurityMetrics MobileScan searches for weaknesses that render devices vulnerable to cybercriminals

May 01, 2013, 09:50 ET from SecurityMetrics

OREM, Utah, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Merchants, micro-merchants, and consumers that process payments on mobile devices through swipe readers, virtual terminals, and Near Field Communication (NFC), will soon have a powerful new weapon in their arsenal: the MobileScan app from SecurityMetrics, an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) and leading provider of payment data security and compliance solutions. SecurityMetrics MobileScan was designed using the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) mobile payment acceptance guidelines, allowing users to comply with industry best practices.


In seconds, SecurityMetrics MobileScan app scans device components such as operating system integrity, application installation settings, disk encryption, and Wi-Fi security to easily identify potential mobile security threats. After scanning, the app's simple interface gives users a risk score, and assists in remediation by providing setting and device recommendations.

"Mobile devices are built for convenience, not payment security, and present serious challenges to sensitive data protection," said Brad Caldwell, CEO of SecurityMetrics. "SecurityMetrics MobileScan app is simple to download and use, easily configured, and can quickly mitigate the risk of data compromise on mobile devices."

Using SecurityMetrics MobileScan, devices may also be configured to allow remote management and reporting. MobileScan can be downloaded as an app or integrated directly into payment applications using a software development kit (SDK).

The early release of SecurityMetrics MobileScan app, powered by MokiMobility, is currently available for demo on both Android and iOS platforms at the ETA Annual Meeting and Expo in New Orleans from May 1-2 at booth #634. For more information about MobileScan, visit or email

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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 merchant data security and compliance, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has helped over 1 million organizations manage PCI DSS 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.

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