Marble Security and MobileIron Deliver App Risk Mitigation

Mobile Defense in Depth Protects iOS and Android Devices From Advanced Threats

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| Source: Marble Security Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marble Security today announced a technology alliance and partner agreement to deliver Marble's App Risk Mitigation to the MobileIron (Nasdaq:MOBL) enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. The tightly integrated joint solution is immediately available.

"Our customers want to provide mobile business apps that employees love, but they face the challenge of securing those apps that reside on devices alongside personal apps, especially in bring your own device (BYOD) environments," said Sean Convery, vice president of product management at MobileIron. "Marble is a natural addition to the MobileIron ecosystem as its solution provides visibility into the risk presented by apps installed on a managed device."

Enterprise users routinely expose their employers' data and network security by unknowingly installing malicious apps onto their own devices or by giving mobile apps sweeping permissions to download and use information stored on the device or accessed from the corporate network. Marble Labs, the research and response team of analysts at Marble Security, has developed a clear picture of the mobile threat to enterprises based on the analysis of more than 1.2 million apps for malware and risky behavior using a combination of static, dynamic and behavioral analysis. Threats run the gamut from stealing login credentials to tracking the location of executives. Malicious apps can take users to phishing sites or command and control botnets.

A significant threat according to Marble Labs' research is that 30 percent of apps are capable of leaking users' private data and exhibit risky behaviors. Mobile users routinely give permissions for apps to access and use their contacts, text messages and emails. Once uploaded to the app provider, the information can no longer be controlled and can fall into the hands of hackers to help target other employees, like system admins or executives and create personalized, highly effective spearphishing attacks.

"Marble Security understands the real scoop on the mobile threatscape," said Marble Security Founder and CTO David Jevans. "We continuously correlate exclusive threat data from our own mobile security labs based on three types of analysis with a range of external resources including a network threat database to provide the industry's clearest picture on the dynamic risks posed by mobile apps."

View Marble Labs' latest Mobile App Threat Report on the riskiest app categories here. A new report, comparing iOS and Android devices and looking at the risk to enterprises, will be released mid-June. 

Marble App Risk Mitigation and Marble Mobile Risk Score© (MMRS) provide defense in depth against these threats migrating toward applications with device proliferation.

Marble App Risk Mitigation

Marble App Risk Mitigation automatically downloads and analyzes apps on managed devices. It provides continuous analysis correlated with external threat intelligence collected and applied from dozens of external sources as well as the Marble Labs, enabling the Marble service to provide up-to-the-minute visibility of the risk presented by a mobile device.

Marble Mobile Risk Score

MMRS is a comprehensive mobile security scoring metric, uniquely factoring the risk of each device's behavior, individual apps and network communication patterns. Administrators set acceptable levels of risk for their business and set policies to automatically remediate threats, allowing the enterprise to trust users, devices, networks and apps, even in a BYOD environment.

Under the agreement, MobileIron's channel partners can now offer the Marble App Risk Mitigation service to MobileIron customers.

Enterprise users or MobileIron channel partners who are interested in learning more about how Marble Security's App Risk Mitigation and Mobile Risk Scoring can enhance the MobileIron platform with defense in depth can learn more at www.marblesecurity.com/MobileIron or by emailing mobileiron@marblesecurity.com.

About Marble Security

Marble Security prevents mobile threats from compromising enterprise networks by layering mobile defense in depth. Marble's cloud service delivers app risk mitigation, secure messaging and trusted networking to protect smartphones and tablet network communications. The Marble Mobile Risk Score© (MMRS) is the world's most comprehensive mobile security scoring metric, uniquely factoring the risk of each device's behavior, individual apps and network communication patterns. Marble's customers protect and secure more than 1 million individual users in the healthcare and financial services sectors.

Deb Montner
Montner & Associates
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