Inteview with Wandera

Who are Wandera and what do they do?

Wandera’s pioneering web gateway for mobile provides organizations with Enterprise Mobile Security and Data Management. A recognized leader in the space, Wandera’s security solution includes Mobile Threat Defense, designed to identify vulnerabilities and protect devices from targeted mobile attacks. Powerful Content Filtering features extend this protection by allowing organizations to manage unapproved device usage and reduce data exposures on a proactive basis.

Wandera’s technology is powered by MI:RIAM, a proprietary intelligence engine that detects and prevents zero-hour attacks by applying machine learning to the industry’s largest and most varied real-time mobile data set.

What do Wandera see as some of the key challenges facing senior IT executives within their space?  

Mobility within the enterprise has exploded. What started as a consumer technology quickly spread into businesses allowing employees to work in a more agile and flexible way. This fast-paced change however has left IT scrambling to keep up. Mobile devices are not only used in a different way to more traditional laptops and desktops, often including personal apps and accounts on one device. They are also more likely to be used outside of the corporate walls and have the ability to access many disparate networks. This makes managing and securing mobile devices a lot more difficult.

As yet, companies have not invested in mobile security solutions in the same way they have in their traditional infrastructure. Many companies have started by using mobile device management solutions (MDM) which allows for fast deployment of business apps, the ability to block unwanted apps and also wipe devices remotely if there is a security risk detected. However, without visibility into what data is going in and out of the device, it is impossible to tell if a mobile is infected with malware, if someone has clicked on a phishing link, if apps are leaking data, and the list continues.

Not only this, hackers are wise to the fact that corporate mobile devices are often the weak link in a company’s infrastructure, and exploit this weakness through targeted campaigns. Phishing is the number one threat to mobile, backed by research from Google, Black Hat and US Homeland Security, and last year research showed that 76% of businesses suffered a phishing attack. Furthermore, users are 3x more likely to click on a phishing link on a mobile device than on desktop.

The proliferation of mobile malware is also a top security concern for enterprises across the globe. In 2016 the number of malicious malware installation packages found striking mobile devices more than tripled, resulting in almost 40 million attacks globally, a number that has continued to rise.

With data breaches hitting the news daily, companies can’t be too careful when it comes to security. Mobile security needs to be given the same resource and investment as all other parts of a businesses IT infrastructure.

How can Wandera help secure mobile devices?

Wandera has a mobile first approach to security and data management. It integrates into your MDM solution allowing you to utilise your existing investment. The Wandera app is installed on the device and roots traffic through it’s unique, multi-level gateway. This gives admins full visibility of the data going in and out of the device by operating in the pathway of the data. It does this through intelligent vectoring techniques, meaning no need for VPNs and all data remains encrypted – with no latency or impact upon battery performance.

The admin portal gives admins access to see what security issues are lurking within their fleet. There are a number of dashboards which give insights into what apps are leaking data, if anyone is clicking on phishing links, and any malware installed on devices. As well as this you can see who is operating outdated OS’s and if anyone has jailbroken their device. From here, admins can set policies in place to monitor devices and only flag up the issues they want to see. They can also block access to sites just as adult, gambling and extreme, which are areas of the internet well known for their higher risk.

Wandera are well known in this space and the only vendor who secures mobile devices end to end. Wandera were recognised in Gartner’s 2017 Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense as well as identified as a leader in IDC’s MarketScape for Mobile Threat Management.

What are the key messages that attendees will take away from Wandera’s roundtable discussion?

Join Wandera’s VP of Business, Stijn Paumen for a roundtable discussion to learn more about how you can protect against the rapidly changing mobile threat landscape. You’ll hear real life examples of how other business have been infiltrated and what steps have been put in place to mitigate future risk, and importantly what technologies are most relevant in helping CIO/CISO’s protect against mobile threats.

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