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FireEye Introduces New Mobile Security Integration for Samsung KNOX-enabled Devices
Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 02:16:09 PM
 

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Organizations Can Now Deploy FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention To Scan For Malicious Behavior Before Risky Apps Complete Installation on Samsung KNOX Devices

MILPITAS, Calif. – March 2, 2015 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader at stopping today's advanced cyber attacks, today announced a new product integration with Samsung to enhance enterprise risk management on Samsung KNOX-enabled devices. The integrated solution intercepts apps before they are installed on the device and uses FireEye® Mobile Threat Prevention™ to determine risk status, analyze, detect and block high-risk apps, as well as notify users of behaviors consistent with malware activity.

“As the threat profile for mobile devices grows, enterprise companies need to help protect their employees at the critical moments, such as installing new apps, when a misstep can lead to exposing critical business or personal information,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Building upon the robust features in Samsung’s KNOX, FireEye can help companies stay safe in rapidly changing Android mobile threat landscape.”

FireEye researchers reviewed Google Play apps with more than 50,000 downloads, and found that 31 percent of them contained remote exploitable vulnerabilities. The FireEye and Samsung integrated solution is designed to help discover potentially harmful apps and proactively mitigate risk on Samsung KNOX-enabled devices. The new integration uses Samsung’s secure APIs to enable FireEye to suspend an app from running on supported Samsung devices until it has analyzed the application for security risks.

“Mobile devices in a BYOD environment are the central point where business and personal information is located in one location and includes rich details such as contact, location and calendars to go along with email and files,” said Manish Gupta senior vice president of products at FireEye. “This creates a highly valuable target for bad actors and apps are a perfect delivery method as they open the device up to a wide variety of malicious activity. Together, Samsung and FireEye can help protect individuals and by extension the organizations where they work.”

Demo at Mobile World Congress

The FireEye Mobile Security team will be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 2-5, 2015 and will be demonstrating the integrated solution at the Samsung booth. Visitors at the event will be eligible to receive a free 90 day license to FireEye Mobile Threat Prevention.

 
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