Marble Messenger Protects Privacy Of Healthcare Patient Information On Mobile Devices
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November 19, 2013 – Physicians, surgeons, nurses, emergency responders and other healthcare professionals commonly use their mobile devices to send diagnostics and collaborate with other specialists. And for good reason–it helps save lives. However, the practice introduces potential compliance risks for electronic protected health information (ePHI).
The latest mobile security innovation from Marble Security – Marble Messenger trade – solves this problem by enabling organizations to protect patient information on mobile devices with encryption and passwords and enforce ePHI security policies for both senders and receivers. Since it is encrypted, patient information is also protected as it traverses the Internet or a mobile network. Additional safety is provided by an auto-destruct feature that deletes the image and text after a time limit is reached.
Marble Messenger is the newest feature of the company’s Marble mobile security platform, a next generation cloud service that combines advanced mobile security management (MSM) functionality with essential mobile app management (MAM) and mobile device management (MDM) capabilities. Marble is defining the emerging mobile security category, MSM, which goes beyond MAM and MDM with advanced features like app scanning, secure browsing and real-time cyberthreat protection.
“Customers tell us that with Marble Messenger, they can continue to consult with other healthcare professionals via secure messaging while not violating HIPAA/HITECH regulations,” said Marble Security Founder and CTO David Jevans. “With the pervasive use of mobile, we are seeing interest in other sectors as well to encrypt and protect sensitive information that is routinely sent over mobile devices.”
Enterprises are starting to face the reality that traditional MDM solutions do not protect their mobile perimeter. At the same time, mobile malware and phishing attacks have more than doubled, increasing the risks to enterprises from BYOD and mobile access. Marble addresses these problems directly with the MSM capabilities in its next generation mobile security platform that includes these elements:
Marble Messenger allows encrypted messaging on mobile devices with an auto-destruct feature
Essential MDM is for organizations that have not yet deployed MDM or are looking to replace their existing MDM solution with a more secure, less expensive, all-in-one solution
Essential MAM allows corporate apps to be cataloged, pushed and deleted while providing data wiping capabilities for lost or stolen devices
Mobile App Scanning/Device Security features actively protect against malware, unauthorized data access and phishing while enforcing security policies
Secure, Hosted VPN that isolates users from network attacks like man-in-the-middle, re-directs, poisoned DNS, phishing and wireless eavesdropping
Marble mobile security platform lets administrators, via the cloud, set and enforce risk-based policies, control mobile security through dashboards and run risk analytics and compliance reports. More information about Marble mobile security platform is available at www.marblesecurity.com or by calling (408) 737-4300.
About Marble Security
Marble Security, Inc. offers a mobile security cloud service that protects against the ever-changing threats unleashed into enterprises by mobile devices. Simple to use and deploy, the Marble cloud service includes patented, adaptive protection to eliminate risks to corporate data, networks and applications. Criminals, competitors and hostile governments target enterprises and end users with an ever more sophisticated array of attacks. The BYOD workforce is particularly at risk. Marble secures enterprises from mobile workers’ access to corporate and public networks and cloud services on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as Macs and Windows PCs, and offers more comprehensive protection than any other solution on the market.