REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and SEOUL, Korea, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Avast Mobile Enterprise, a division of Avast Software, maker of the world's most trusted mobile security software, and SK Infosec, a leading comprehensive security company in Korea, today announced a partnership that brings Avast Virtual Mobile Platform™ (VMP) to SK Infosec's fast-growing enterprise mobile security customer base in Korea. SK Infosec has already signed its first customer for Avast VMP, a large Korean e-commerce business, and will deploy Avast VMP to 1,300 SK Infosec employees. Plans to deliver Avast VMP in Korea's pharma and IT services sectors are already under way.
"SK Infosec wants to have a significant role in deploying Avast VMP as we expand our cloud security services, continue to extend our footprint in Korea, and advance into international markets," said Bumsik Han, CEO, SK Infosec. "While we offer a strong range of mobile security solutions, such as MDM (mobile device management) and MAM (mobile application management) to our more than 1,600 enterprise customers, Avast's virtual mobile infrastructure platform enables us to be more competitive in meeting demand for a different, more powerful approach than Samsung KNOX to protect mobile data and user privacy, especially in the financial and healthcare sectors."
Avast VMP is designed specifically to meet the mobile app deployment needs of modern enterprises, taking a fundamentally different approach from mobile security solutions available today by focusing on securing data rather than devices. The platform delivers reliability and confidence that company information and data remain secure, and that workers' personal privacy is respected. Through ephemeral sessions that ensure no data footprint is left behind on the device, Avast VMP prevents datajacking, which is the illegal access to, or seizure of, mobile or personal data. Its comprehensive policy engine delivers greater security, flexibility and control over apps, data and users. It also includes the capability for two users to make and receive encrypted calls to each other and send instant messages without leaving a trace on devices.
"Avast values its new partnership with regional security powerhouse SK Infosec, which has always been ahead of the game in providing innovative, effective, next-generation security solutions and services to its customers," said Sinan Eren, Vice President, Avast Software and General Manager, Avast Mobile Enterprise. "Avast VMP is built to meet the security challenges of the modern enterprise, which holds an ever-increasing amount of valuable information and data, and is more reliant on the use of mobile devices than ever before. We look forward to jointly serving customers in the dynamic Korean and Asia-Pacific mobile market."
About SK Infosec SK Infosec is the No.1 information security company in Korea. It offers comprehensive information security services such as Managed Security Service, security consulting, security solutions, security system integration and convergence security, backed by best-of-breed technologies and accumulated know-how. SK Infosec is an affiliate of SK Group, the third-largest business group in Korea, with activities in areas of energy & chemical, IT & telecommunication, semiconductor and etc. For more information, please visit www.skinfosec.com/en/.
About Avast Mobile Enterprise Avast Mobile Enterprise, a division of Avast Software, is an innovator in mobile virtualization, delivering secure access to enterprise mobile applications from any device. Avast Virtual Mobile Platform (VMP) eliminates risks typically associated with BYOD by streaming apps from corporate data centers. No data ever resides on the device. Avast VMP ensures ultimate protection for corporate data and ultimate user privacy. For more information, please visit www.avast.com/virtual-mobile-platform.
About Avast Avast Software (www.avast.com), maker of the most trusted mobile and PC security in the world, protects more than 230 million people and businesses with its security applications. In business for more than 25 years, Avast is one of the pioneers in the computer security business, with a portfolio that includes free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for both consumers and business. In addition to being top-ranked by consumers on popular download portals worldwide, AVAST is certified by, among others, VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, ICSA Labs, and West Coast Labs.