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Cyber-Defense Specialist Gets Backing Of Major Smartphone Manufacturer And Launches New Approach To Mobile Security Threats

Jan
23

SAN FRANCISCO – January 23rd, 2014 – Zimperium, creators of the world’s first mobile intrusion prevention systemtrade (IPS) powered by artificial intelligence (AI), is today announcing the launch of two new products to protect organizations from advanced persistent threats (APT) on mobile. The launch addresses a huge void in mobile security: more employees are bringing their personal devices to work, but there is no security solution to detect, notify, and protect against advanced cyber-attacks deployed through mobile devices.

Existing Security Solutions Are Not Adequate

Governments and enterprises are extremely vulnerable to cyber-attacks from devices such as smartphones and tablets, suggests a whitepaper published by Zimperium.

Top network and computer security vendors are not experts in mobile security. These providers can protect against network threats, but don’t know how to protect mobile devices from cyber-attacks that can later comprise the entire corporate network. Meanwhile, current mobile security offerings are extremely limited in their scope of protection. These providers only offer protection against predefined types of threats. This protection is narrow, slow to adapt, and does not safeguard against simple tricks or cyber-attacks.

New Solution Sets New Standards

Zimperium is launching zIPS and zCONSOLE, offering organizations the first comprehensive mobile security solution zIPS is the world’s first mobile IPStrade that uses AI to detect advanced cyber-attacks. Leveraging algorithms and machine learning, zIPS monitors how a device behaves and is capable of recognizing unusual usage patterns and safeguarding the device.

zCONSOLE is an easily integrated, cloud-based, mobile unified threat management (UTM) platform that enables IT managers to monitor zIPS devices entering and leaving the network. Each device becomes a powerful sensor that IT managers can monitor using zCONSOLE to detect network attacks.

“Hackers are looking to exploit any weakness in your company’s defenses to steal proprietary information–and mobile devices are one of the weakest links,” say Kevin Mitnick, legendary security researcher. “zIPS is first mobile intrusion prevention system that stops hackers in their tracks, before they can damage your business.”

Co-founded and led by Zuk Avraham, a former military and Samsung Electronics security researcher, and Elia Yehuda, an experienced hands-on security researcher, Zimperium is supported by Raymond Liao of Samsung, the world’s most famous hacker Kevin Mitnick, and early-investors in Sourcefire: Mark Fernandes, Managing Director of Sierra Ventures, and Stephen Northcutt, former President of SANS Technology Institute.

“With zIPS, corporations will now have the opportunity to use BYOD as an advantage to their security. zIPS is the first security solution that can combat modern cyber-attacks on mobile. There is already evidence of attacks that are happening to infiltrate organizations, which only zIPS can prevent,” says Zuk Avraham, Zimperium founder and CEO.

Today’s launch of zIPS and zCONSOLE sets a new standard for mobile security. At just a fraction of the cost of top security solutions, CIOs and IT managers can expect the following groundbreaking features from zIPS:

zIPS runs completely in user-mode – and can be deployed as a standard Android app

zIPS is the first mobile IPStrade

zIPS is using a new technique called “non-intrusive packet monitoring” that protects a user’s privacy

zIPS is the only available solution that is capable of detecting malware running outside of its own sandbox – as seen in self modifying apps

zIPS prevents advanced network attacks when a device is connected to public, uncontrolled networks

zIPS does not rely on signatures to detect threats

zIPS uses machine learning to detect IPv4, IPv6 and unknown attacks (0days)

zIPS is currently available for Android only, but will unveil an iOS beta soon.

Download zIPS for Android: https://www.zimperium.com/mobile-ips

Learn more about Zimperium, visit www.zimperium.com.

About Zimperium

Zimperium is a privately owned mobile security start-up based in San Francisco, with a RD center in Tel Aviv. Its flagship solutions protect mobile devices from cybersecurity threats. The company was founded in 2011 by CEO Zuk Avraham, a highly regarded security expert and Elia Yehuda, an experienced hands-on researcher. Zimperium’s mission is to secure organizations from daily cyber threats in an increasingly mobile world.

Article source: http://www.darkreading.com/mobile/cyber-defense-specialist-gets-backing-of/240165598

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