NowSecure brings four capabilities to the table that enable enterprises and individuals to manage mobile security—mobile app testing, threat analytics, end point security and forensics. Focusing originally on mobile forensics gives the company a unique advantage to identifying mobile security is-sues and designing solutions for the user and enterprise.
“Simplicity is built into the DNA of our products,” says Hoog. While detecting vulnerabilities can be complex, NowSecure works to address issues directly impacting end users. “One of the key things we deliver is visibility.” While a CIO of¬ten has complete information concerning desktop computers, they often don’t have the same level of insight when it comes to the mobile devices deployed across their organizations. NowSecure focuses on quantifying and presenting a single number to the C-suite that measures how they are dealing with mobile risks.
“We’re on the forefront of mobile re¬search, discovering new vulnerabilities every day,” asserts Hoog. Not long ago, the company discovered flaws that affect¬ed 200 million Samsung phones. While malware is dangerous, vulnerabilities such as Corrupdate can have much more severe consequences. In Hoog’s words, “Everyone is missing that 900 pound gorilla in the room.”
Enterprises can’t be ‘Big Brother,’ burn people’s batteries, or invade user privacy
The company’s solution is uniquely positioned to not only work in BYOD scenarios, but also on corporate owned phones. “Because our apps are used by individuals around the world, we have the ability to provide insight into what drives risk in real-time as it evolves across platforms like Android, iOS and others,” he adds.
Since NowSecure deploys its solutions both on-premises and in the cloud and integrates directly into a client’s development lifecycle, customers have the control they need to develop and assess apps and devices. NowSecure is set on empowering CIOs and CSOs to cope with the mobile economy. “We want to make our platform comprehensive, powerful and yet simple for those tasked with securing the mobile enterprise,” says Hoog.