Zimperium: Strengthening Enterprise Mobile Security
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JT Keating, Vice President of Product Strategy
Mobility is driving enterprise agility across every industry, enabling employees to work anywhere using their mobile devices. Unfortunately, these devices present a high-value attack opportunity for hackers and cybercriminals.
Conventional IT approaches used for securing corporate networks, servers, applications, and company-owned computers don’t address the exposure of a growing, highly distributed mobile attack surface. Just one compromised device can induce a costly security breach in an organization. Enterprise mobility demands purpose-built security tools to fend off cyber attacks at the device level, over networks, via phishing attempts and through malicious applications.
Defining the enterprise mobile security market, Zimperium is leading the charge to protect both corporate-owned and bring-your-own devices (BYOD), and mobile apps. The Dallas, Texas-based company delivers an innovative and game-changing mobile threat defense platform to detect and prevent mobile threats and implement enterprise-grade security.
In this battle against cyberattacks, Zimperium’s strength and success lies in on-device based machine learning detection of targeted attacks, as well as its ability to seamlessly integrate with existing enterprise investments and processes.
Zimperium’s offerings are backed by years of research and development from zLabs—the world’s most qualified and talented collection of researchers focused 100 percent exclusively on mobile. Zimperium offers an integrated solution set, collectively known as the zPlatform, powered by its award-winning and patented ML-based engine—z9™.
The engine efficiently detects and classifies any zero-day attacks regardless of the entry point, and the previously unknown malware and malicious behaviour on Android and iOS devices. “To date, z9 has detected 100 percent of zero-day device exploits without requiring an update or suffering from the delays and limitations of cloud-based detection or legacy security architectures,” states Shridhar Mittal, CEO of Zimperium.
The zPlatform contains four core solutions—zIPS, Zimperium In-App Protection (zIAP), zConsole, and z3A—with enterprise-class capabilities to detect and identify mobile threats with minimal organizational friction. zIPS is the world’s first mobile intrusion prevention system app that delivers round-the-clock protection for mobile devices by analyzing even the slightest deviations in the OS statistics, memory, and CPU.
Unlike the cloud-based mobile security solutions that employ sandboxing or tunnel traffic, zIPS utilizes z9 to accurately identify and run forensics associated with the ‘who, what, where, when, and how’ of attacks. The zIAP SDK empowers enterprises with reliable device risk assessments and threat alerts to prevent sensitive customer/partner data from being jeopardized by malicious or fraudulent activities. The zConsole, Zimperium’s management, and reporting console, can be seamlessly integrated with the existing EMM and SIEM solutions for efficient policy administration and threat forensics. Finally, z3A (Advanced App Analysis) provides intelligent insight into mobile apps’ security and privacy risks, and enables enterprises to set security policies to reduce those risks.
One of Zimperium’s customers, a large global telco and information services company with an international presence spanning 20 countries, was managing their mobile devices via the VMware Workspace One MDM solution. The solution could enforce pin codes, remote lock/wipe for lost or stolen devices, and control access to corporate email. However, the client required protection for their managed devices against network, device, phishing and application attacks.
By seamlessly integrating zIPS with Workspace One and their Splunk SIEM, the client obtained comprehensive protection and continuous visibility into these advanced mobile threats. This eliminated any extra IT administrative burden on the client. “This global leader is deploying zIPS to 40,000 enterprise-devices, and includes it in a security-portfolio offering for its customers,” adds Mittal.
Zimperium is achieving record growth by protecting leading organizations across industries including public sector, healthcare, financial services, technology, energy, legal, pharmaceuticals, retail and telecommunications. Zimperium gives enterprises peace of mind, as it provides continuous, full visibility into the privacy and security risks via enterprise-grade forensics.