Iboss MobileEther Brings Mobile Device Management to SMBs

The platform shortens the response time to remediation, which can decrease the financial impact of lost, stolen or compromised devices.

Web security solutions specialist Iboss Network Security announced the availability of MobileEther, a mobile device management (MDM) solution to extend beyond traditional mobile management and provide organizations with security and compliance capabilities.

Features include HTTP/S Web filtering with flexible user access and directory integration; traffic scanning and identification of embedded threats, such as malware, botnets, and new and unknown threats; and identification and securing of unencrypted, sensitive data transmissions like credit card information and Social Security numbers.

Rounding out the feature set is sophisticated signature and heuristic-based intrusion prevention and detection and cloud-based email security scans to detect viruses, malware and data loss, and to protect against denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

The platform also shortens the response time to remediation, which can decrease the financial impact of lost, stolen or compromised devices, and ensures that mobile devices in the workplace adhere to Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry (PCI) and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) regulations, among others, along with acceptable use policies.

"Smartphones and tablets are considered essential across almost every workforce. However, the need for these devices to meet regulatory compliance is eroding the effectiveness of traditional mobile device management solutions," Paul Martini, CEO of Iboss, said in a statement. "Many organizations resort to deploying two solutions to meet security and compliance needs. MobileEther solves this challenge by providing a unified approach to managing and securing mobile devices in the enterprise."

The MobileEther mobile security solution combines traditional MDM, such as data loss prevention, with advanced Web and mobile malware protection, detailed reporting and directory-based user authentication.

In December the company released Iboss the Threat and Event console, a core component of the company's Secure Web Gateway platform.

The company added functionality that gives enterprises access to possible cyber-security threats, malware breaches on mobile devices and attacks entering the network from social media sites.

The Threat and Event console utilizes features such as threat geo-mapping and heat map technology to provide an instant visual pinpoint of threats across a global map.

In addition, live dashboards provide information to identify high-risk activities, threats and data movement, allowing for more effective mitigation, and users also have the ability to track data movement to high-risk countries and organizations based on data quantity, type and where the data is originating from.

Other features include data collaboration that dynamically maps connections to the organization they represent and then correlates the information to the directory user creating the event, and packet-level visibility across all network activity to identify shadow IT and high-risk user behavior.