Transform your IT risk with proactive prevention.
Want to proactively prevent malware and other threats to your BYOD users? Then you should know the difference between holistic Mobile Threat Defense vs. Mobile Threat Protection.
In Gartner’s 2016 report, “When and How to Go Beyond EMM to Ensure Secure Enterprise Mobility,” Gartner captures the problem at the heart of any organization transforming its IT security for BYOD and the everywhere workplace:
EMM solutions have limitations in that they are unable to detect [mobile] platform and app vulnerabilities. They are also limited in their capacity to detect malware threats on their own.
Like many IT security leaders, you may be strategizing how to close such mobile IT security gaps by focusing on two ways to extend your existing EMM: Mobile Threat Protection (MTP) vs. Mobile Threat Detection (MTD). While both of these powerful new tools can enhance your EMM to combat today’s mobile IT threat landscape, only Mobile Threat Detection offers the intelligence, automation and speed to proactively prevent a mobile cyber-attack.
Hear from Director of IT Security at RNDC (second largest beverage distributor in the U.S.) about how RNDC got proactive about preventing cyber threats to their BYOD and mobile workers.
Mobile Threat Defense is a proactive solution
Defense is a term that implies something far more than protection. In fact, Mobile Threat Protection (aka, Mobile Threat Detection) is just one part of a complete Mobile Threat Defense solution that can single-handedly transform your EMM to enable proactive mobile IT security. As a broad, holistic solution, true MTD must include three critical components:
- Mobile Threat Prediction: Makes your mobile IT security faster than attackers via predictive intelligence, crowd wisdom and 24/7 iOS and Android vulnerability research.
- Mobile Threat Protection (Mobile Threat Detection): Collects real-time mobile threat intelligence from all mobile users (including BYOD)—without infringing on user privacy or experience—for your EMM/MDM.
- Mobile Threat Prevention: Proactively remediates threats across all mobile 2 attack vectors, dynamically adapting thresholds according to location-based, real-time risk scoring.
Mobile Threat Protection cannot simply evolve into Mobile Threat Defense
At Skycure, we understood from day one that mobile IT security needs a broad, holistic solution, as described by Gartner, to keep sensitive data safe on mobile devices. Reactive measures, alone, will soon be cyber ghosts of the past—a past in which ransomware and other malware infiltrated systems because a mobile user simply couldn’t stop him or herself from downloading a repackaged app. Seriously, a new reality is needed.
Mobile Threat Protection is a reactive mobile IT security tool. Why not enter the much needed new reality of IT risk by extending your EMM with proactive Mobile Threat Defense? MTP cannot magically grow into proactive MTD—most MTP offerings don’t actually do the prevention part, merely sending notifications that rely on users, IT admins or the EMM taking all remediation actions. When/if a notification or ticket is filled, it may already be too late to stop a data breach. The new reality of mobile IT security must be more proactive and much faster.