BlackBerry has announced a partnership with Zimperium, a mobile threat management platform provider, to give enterprise and government customers greater security for iOS and Android devices.
The firm’s zIPS product, claimed to be the world’s first ‘mobile intrusion prevention system app’, integrates with BlackBerry’s Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform, as well as enterprise mobility management as a service offering BES12, and is available now.
zIPS works by continuously monitoring the behaviour of the mobile devices’ operating systems in real time. Where BlackBerry comes in is through its EMM controls which can take immediate action once anything suspicious is flagged up, including remotely locking and wiping containerised apps on the device in question.
“Safeguarding valuable corporate data is top of mind and of utmost importance to any enterprise,” said Shridhar Mittal, CEO of Zimperium. “Mobility is now a key component of business application deployments and remote workforce initiatives, providing more immediate access to data for mobile employees.
“Zimperium’s solution was explicitly designed to identify and classify zero-day attacks,” added Mittal. “Together, Zimperium and BlackBerry guard their high security containerised apps against sophisticated cyber criminals using advanced and targeted methods to penetrate a device, and ultimately the corporate infrastructure.”
“Good Dynamics and BES12 integrated with Zimperium zIPS offers comprehensive threat detection, visibility and protection against network, device and application mobile attacks on corporate apps and data,” said Dave Kleidermacher, BlackBerry chief security officer.
“This is another example of how BlackBerry is working hard, every day, to secure, connect and mobilise the enterprise.”
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