Malwarebytes is launching Malwarebytes Mobile Security for Business, a new tool designed to bring the company’s endpoint protection capabilities to professional mobile devices.
According to the company, the mobile device security solution is in response to the growing number of connected mobile devices connecting to corroborate resources. Citing the company’s own research, Malwarebytes says 25% of mobile apps have at least one high-risk security flaw.
Traditionally, IT departments are largely focused on protecting endpoints such as servers, desktops and laptops, while mobile devices are left unprotected. However, a recent Malwarebytes study shows that 62% of school IT professionals say employee devices will be their riskiest attack surface this year.
Malwarebytes Mobile Security for Business is designed to secure the mobile devices at organizations with limited IT resources, such as educational institutions. The company says the solution allows IT teams to conveniently manage protection across Chrome OS, Android and iOS devices from the same cloud-native console monitoring their servers, workstations and laptops.
IT professionals can scan for, investigate, and remediate mobile threats, prevent accidental access to harmful websites, block ads, and protect user privacy, the company says.
Malwarebytes Mobile Security for Business can guard against the latest mobile threats such as ransomware, malicious apps and potential unwanted programs with easy management as the solution is offered through the company’s cloud-native Nebula platform to enable unified management of mobile security along with other endpoints and resources.
Other features include a simplified end user experience that provides advanced protection without impacting device performance, rapid deployment and real-time protection, and continuous scanning.
Mark Strassman, the company’s chief product officer, says IT teams are grappling with monitoring and protecting a growing number of devices.
“We designed our mobile security solution for organizations that don’t have armies of security analysts to still be confident that any mobile devices connecting to their networks are protected and students’ digital learning experiences and worker productivity are supported,” Strassman says, in a statement.
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