In today’s business environment where, as a result of consumerization of IT, the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is tremendously popular, mobile security is becoming increasingly important. Unlike previously where new technologies first emerged in the corporate sector before spreading into the consumer market, today, consumers have more options and choices.
Assess and Secure Mobile Applications with Mobile Security Services In today’s business environment where, as a result of consumerization of IT, the concept of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is tremendously popular, mobile security is becoming increasingly important. Unlike previously where new technologies first emerged in the corporate sector before spreading into the consumer market, today, consumers have more options and choices. Today people own tablets, Smartphones, iPads and other powerful mobile devices. While in offices, it is the same old story resulting in a widening gap between the technology tools used in personal or social life and those used in professional life. With the popularity of BYOD, people get to work with the same devices that they use at home. Moreover, BYOD has been responsible for increased employee satisfaction and reduced IT equipment acquisition costs. According to Juniper research, the number of mobile devices used in the enterprises worldwide will increase and may be it will be more than double at the end of the year 2014. Even Gartner predicts that by 2014 approximately 90% of organizations will support corporate applications on personal devices. Irrespective of all this, the question of security is something that bothers enterprises worldwide. As mobile devices have an increasing amount of sensitive information; these are the most preferred targets of attacks. Hence taking a holistic view of mobile security and its components is critical. Enterprises, therefore must partner with experts in Information Risk Management services as they have the experience and expertise in deploying secure mobile applications on different platforms and environments. The mobile security services that they offer include: Mobile Application Security Test for vulnerabilities in your mobile application by mobile application penetration testing (black/gray box), secure code review, reverse engineering and API’s security testing. They also help to remediate the vulnerabilities. Mobile Application Store Security Security assessment for Internal Apps, External Apps, Open API’s (used to interface external and internal apps in App Store), secure code review, malicious patterns verifications, device OS and dependent Telco’s components security assessment. Mobile Payment & Banking Security Security assessment of Mobile Payment & Banking applications, secure code review, reverse engineering, payment gateways and application API/interfaces’ security assessment. USSD/DSTK Application Security Security assessment for USSD/DSTK Applications, USSD Gateways, USSD Application Server Frameworks, secure code review, USSD log analysis, USSD based payment application’s PCI-DSS and payment forum’s compliance pre- audit. Enterprise Mobile Data Management Services Help clients for enterprise data fragmentation; Access Control for critical business data; access control for business applications usage; Mobile Content Management; Data storage encryption and authentication for fragmentized data. Mobile Device Security In this service, they perform Mobile Device’s security configuration review (Secure access control, anti-virus, browser and Applications security and security manager’s customized security settings); prepare customized device security policies and user awareness programs; security assessment of Mobile Platform and OS (Android, iOS, Symbian, Blackberry, J2ME and BADA). Thus, with mobile security, enterprises can easily access and secure their mobile applications, App Stores, payment services products, USSD apps and Mobile devices. Read more on - risk management frameworks, data protection, identity access management
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