New ICSA Labs Mobile App Testing Program Helps Keep Enterprises Secure

    New ICSA Labs Mobile App Testing Program Helps Keep Enterprises Secure

Program to Test for Software Code Quality and Functionality

PR Newswire

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Feb. 5, 2013

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Feb.5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As the mobile app market
continues to grow, privacy and security have become major concerns. To address
the potential risks enterprises could face with growing mobile app usage by
their employees, partners and customers, ICSA Labs, an independent division of
Verizon, has launched a mobile app testing program.

Based on more than 20 criteria that address enterprise concerns about app
privacy leaks, vulnerabilities, malicious behavior and reliability, the new
testing program can help enterprises determine if the apps they are supporting
are properly protecting sensitive data while being safe to use.

Unlike desktop applications, which have traditionally been developed by large,
well-known vendors, mobile apps are often created by smaller,
less-recognizable software developers. For an enterprise, this means that the
mobile apps it supports may not have undergone the same level of privacy and
security testing as desktop apps.

"ICSA Labs has identified an important need in the marketplace, especially as
enterprise and consumer computing has become increasingly mobile," said Jack
Walsh, mobility program manager at ICSA Labs. "By identifying potential risks
upfront and working with enterprises to test their mobile applications,
organizations, employees and consumers can be confident that their sensitive
data are protected."

Unlike traditional testing tools and methodologies, where the primary focus is
on code quality, ICSA Lab's mobile app testing program tests for code
functionality, among other parameters. The additional level of testing gives
enterprises the tools and insights that allows enterprises to determine if the
mobile apps they're supporting:

  oViolate security policies.
  oExpose sensitive customer, partner or internal data.
  oAre malicious or are vulnerable to "man-in-the-middle" and
    "injection-type" attacks and other intrusions.

The mobile app testing program is part of the ongoing diligence that ICSA Labs
brings to the mobility marketplace in helping to provide the necessary privacy
and security measures for mobile devices. To learn more, visit ICSA Labs'
website at www.icsalabs.com. 

About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and
certification of security and health IT products, as well as network-connected
devices, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance for many
of the world's top security vendors. ICSA Labs is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005
accredited and 9001:2008 registered organization. Visit
http://www.icsalabs.com and http://www.icsalabs.com/blogs for more
information.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is
a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline
communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale
customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless
network, with more than 98 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon
also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services
over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated
business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of
the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with nearly $116 billion in 2012 revenues,
Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 183,400. For more information, visit
www.verizon.com.

SOURCE ICSA Labs

Website: http://www.verizon.com
Contact: Carlos Arcila, +1-908-559-8031, carlos.arcila@verizon.com
 
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