Kindsight Expands Mobile Security Protection

Kindsight Expands Mobile Security Protection 
Network Security Platform Identifies Suspicious Apps and Blocks
Malicious Communications While Mobile Security App Provides
Anti-Theft Features 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --  Kindsight, a
network-based security company, today released new features for
Kindsight Mobile Security to expand the protection mobile operators
can offer their subscribers. Mobile operators can now alert users of
suspicious apps that would be missed by device-only security apps,
block infected devices from communicating with attackers'
command-and-control (C&C) servers, and help the subscriber locate
missing phones and remotely lock or wipe data from stolen phones.
Kindsight Mobile Security continues to be the only mobile security
solution for consumers that combines network-based and device-based
security for complete protection. 
"There's a lack of consumer understanding of mobile device
vulnerabilities and threats," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst,
security at Infonetics. "By deploying early threat detection in their
networks and complimentary security apps on mobile devices, mobile
operators can offer a complete mobile security solution to their
subscribers and differentiate themselves from their competition." 
Building upon the existing network-based malware detection
capabilities of the Kindsight Network Intrusion Detection System
(NIDS-8800), Kindsight Mobile Security uses sophisticated techniques
to infer the malicious apps that have infected the device by
comparing activity detected in the network with suspicious apps on
the device. When mobile malware is detected in the network,
subscribers are not only alerted but also shown which infected apps
to remove. This powerful functionality protects subscribers against
new mobile malware before device-only security apps.  
The Kindsight NIDS sensor can also block infected devices from
communicating with C&C servers while deployed offline, preventing
hackers from stealing data on mobile devices or launching other
attacks. This blocking capability can also be configured to put
infected devices into a walled garden or prevent them from accessing
the network.  
The Kindsight Mobile Security app has also been expanded to offer
anti-theft features including: 


 
--  Find and Locate Phone - If a subscriber loses their phone, they can
    log in to their service provider's website to find its location. The
    webpage provides a snapshot of the phone's whereabouts and the
    subscriber can also sound an alarm to locate the device.
--  Remote Lock and Wipe - Today's mobile devices contain personal and
    sensitive information: photos, contacts, messages, etc. The Kindsight
    Mobile Security app now enables users to lock the device by setting a
    new passcode or wipe personal data when their phone is stolen or lost.

  
"Our mobile security solution is unique because it combines
network-based detection and alerting capabilities with a mobile
security app to detect more malware sooner which enables mobile
operators to provide a truly differentiated service to consumers,"
said Brendan Ziolo, vice president, marketing at Kindsight. "With
these new features, our mobile security offering allows our mobile
operator partners to provide a level of protection that is
unsurpassed on the market today."  
Mobile operators can deploy the white-labeled Kindsight Mobile
Security solution to launch new value-added services to their
subscribers under their own brand. These services can be offered for
a monthly fee to generate new revenue or by using a freemium model
where some functionality is offered for free and the subscriber can
upgrade to the premium features for a fee. Since mobile operators are
the only providers who can combine network-based and device-based
security, by working with Kindsight they can offer a strongly
differentiated offering to their subscribers as compared to
off-the-shelf, device-only mobile security solutions.  
To learn more about Kindsight Mobile Security, please visit:
http://www.kindsight.net/serviceprovider/protecting-mobile-subscribers 
View Kindsight's latest security data:
http://www.kindsight.net/securitylabs  
Stay up-to-date on Kindsight with the company blog:
http://www.kindsight.net/blog  
Follow Kindsight on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Kindsight  
About Kindsight
 Kindsight, a majority-owned subsidiary of
Alcatel-Lucent, offers network-based security products that are
deployed by Internet service providers and mobile network operators
to detect threats, send alerts, block infected devices and protect
subscribers. Backed by the expertise of Kindsight Security Labs, the
Kindsight Security Analytics solution analyzes Internet traffic for
malware and pinpoints infected devices to identify risks and take
action. To generate revenue and increase brand loyalty, the
white-labeled Kindsight Security Services enable operators to launch
differentiated, value-added services that combine network-based and
device-based security for complete protection. Visit
www.kindsight.net for more information. 
Press Contacts:
Matt Nagel
SHIFT Communications for Kindsight
415-591-8403
mnagel@shiftcomm.com  
Brendan Ziolo
VP, Marketing
Kindsight
214-606-1080
brendan@kindsight.net 
 
 
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