SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimperium, a global leader in enterprise mobile threat defense (MTD), today announced it has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Mobile Threat Management Security Software 2017 Vendor Assessment (doc #US42373417, September 2017).
IDC sees the mobile threat management market gaining momentum as more enterprises decide that EMM/MDM and native sandboxing and segmentation on mobile operating systems (OSs) are not enough to meet overall mobile threat management needs. According to IDC's 2017 U.S. Enterprise Mobility Decision Maker Survey, half of U.S. enterprises and SMBs have deployed some form of mobile device security solution — mobile antimalware, mobile threat management, or mobile app scanning.
Zimperium's positioning in the IDC MarketScape further validates the company's leadership in the mobile threat management space. According to the report, "A key feature of Zimperium's threat defense system is the z9 threat detection engine product that uses machine learning to dynamically and accurately detect advanced device, network, and mobile application threats."
The z9 behavioral engine resides on the device and monitors the entire device for malicious behavior (not just scanning apps) to prevent a compromised device from gaining access to the corporate network. This approach allows Zimperium to find and protect against known and unknown threats in real time, regardless of how they are delivered to the device and without relying on signatures for detection. z9 protects devices and their data via the zIPS™ mobile Intrusion Prevention System app, and mobile apps and their sessions via zIAP™, the In-App Protection SDK.
"We are incredibly proud to be named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for our ability to help enterprises with a broad set of mobile security needs, from basic mobile worker protection to securing mobile apps," said Shridhar Mittal, CEO, Zimperium. "We would like to thank the IDC MarketScape team for recognizing us in the report, and for further evangelizing the need for mobile threat management."
IDC customers can download the IDC MarketScape here.
Zimperium, the global leader in mobile security, offers real-time, on-device protection against Android and iOS threats. The Zimperium platform leverages our award-winning machine learning-based engine, z9, to protect mobile data, apps and sessions against device compromises, network attacks and malicious apps. To date, z9 has detected 100% of zero-day mobile exploits without requiring an update or suffering from the delays and limitations of cloud-based detection—something no other mobile security provider can claim. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zimperium is backed by Sierra Ventures, Samsung, Telstra, Warburg Pincus and SoftBank. Learn more at www.zimperium.com or our official blog at https://blog.zimperium.com.
Zimperium, the Zimperium name, and logo, Powered by Zimperium, zIPS, zIAP and z9 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Zimperium, Inc. in the US and other countries.
About IDC MarketScape
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.
Shannon Reed (InkHouse PR for Zimperium)