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Skycure Joins Mobile Security Alliance and Partners With AirWatch to Fill the Mobile Threat Management Gap
Skycure, the leader in mobile threat defense (MTD), today announced that it has joined the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance as a charter member. As part of the company's commitment to AirWatch and to further the goals of the Alliance, Skycure today released the advanced integration of Skycure MTD with AirWatch by VMware Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). Skycure for AirWatch now automatically stops access to sensitive information on high-risk mobile devices to protect the organization from contamination and enforces AirWatch security and compliance policies, based on a risk score calculated by Skycure.

Skycure for AirWatch adds active threat defense on top of mobile management for comprehensive mobile security. The new Skycure for AirWatch adds to Skycure's previous integration with AirWatch that allowed automatic deployment of Skycure across mobile devices in the organization.

The new features automate enforcement and protect enterprises from leaking sensitive information via high-risk mobile devices. Once a device has been deemed risky by Skycure (whether by malware infection, network attack, or open vulnerability), that device can be excluded from access to sensitive information or from the corporate network entirely. Active protection also includes the ability to enable automatic VPN tunneling if the user is in a threatening network. Enforcement rules can be created in a single place and enforced across the system, keeping mobile devices safe from internal and external mobile cyber attacks.

"Skycure was created to enable business and mobile connectivity but still keep corporate assets safe," said Adi Sharabani, CEO of Skycure. "With this integration, IT can plainly see if a specific device is high-risk before it accesses any part of the organization and act on that device without interrupting business. IT can create policies that block access to sensitive company data for those specific devices, or cut devices with malware off from corporate email without any manual intervention."

Skycure for AirWatch allows organizations to:

  • Easily and automatically deploy Skycure using AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Define custom security and compliance policies in Skycure and AirWatch
  • Set up business enforcement rules in AirWatch based on risk information from Skycure
  • Detect and mitigate multiple types of threats including malware attacks, network attacks, and vulnerabilities
  • Enforce granular policies such as restricting access to corporate network, install or remove configuration profiles, block or remove managed applications, change settings, and even wipe the device in extreme cases
  • Increase resilience by proactively detecting and mitigating mobile cyber attacks in real-time

Skycure for AirWatch bridges the gap between the muscle power of EMM and the intelligence of Mobile Threat Defense. The combined solution keeps companies ahead of hackers for both BYOD and corporate-owned devices.

Added Sharabani, "Every EMM customer I have spoken to within the last year has identified visibility and enforcement as a gap in their overall mobile security posture. They all have a great set of security and compliance policies on their EMM solution but no visibility into the kind of attacks their mobile devices are facing to put those policies to work. With this integration, Skycure adds visibility and active mobile protection, filling the gap and bringing effective mobile threat management to masses."

"AirWatch continues to focus on adding best-in-class solutions to the growing partner ecosystem," said Erik Freiberg, vice president, End-User Computing, VMware. "Skycure's security and threat prevention capabilities fit seamlessly into the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance. Together we allow customers to focus on enabling business mobility rather than dealing with the complexities of managing and securing devices."

Skycure for AirWatch by VMware is available today. For details and to learn more about how Skycure Mobile Threat Defense protects organizations and prevents cyber attacks without compromising the mobile user experience or privacy, visit

Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:58 PM by David Marshall
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