SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mobile security technology innovator Marble Security today unveiled its Marble Labs, already active in stealth mode for several months scanning mobile apps for growing threats. Research from the labs supports the Marble mobile security platform, which actively scans mobile devices and apps, and has built-in dynamic security analysis, detection and prevention against mobile security threats.
"The only way to achieve mobile security is to dedicate lab resources to discover new network and mobile app threats and track them as they change, and right now Marble is the only company that does so," said Marble Security Founder and CTO David Jevans. "As threats are identified within Marble Labs, we leverage the information with our Risk Engine to adjust an affected end user's risk score and thereby protect the enterprise against emerging threats."
The Marble Security Labs are currently focused in five major areas:
- Jailbreak Jammer - detection and protection
- Dynamic app analysis
- Static app analysis
- Poisoned and malicious DNS
- Phishing site detection
Separately, Marble Security Labs today issued a security alert on Jailbreak Jammers, an insidious mobile security threat to enterprises introduced by their own employees who jailbreak their phones, then download a jammer app to cover their tracks so they can still access the company's network. Plain old mobile device management (MDM) systems cannot detect jammers, but the Marble mobile security platform can.
"Jailbreak Jammers are a perfect example as to why you need a lab. It is a new little-known threat, so you have to analyze apps on mobile devices to uncover it, and then it's evolving like crazy, so you have to keep pace to make sure you can continue to defeat new variants," said Jevans.
Marble mobile security platform, a next generation cloud service that combines advanced mobile security management (MSM) functionality with essential mobile app management (MAM) and MDM capabilities, includes advanced features like app scanning, secure browsing and real-time cyberthreat protection. More information about Marble mobile security platform is available at www.marblesecurity.com or by calling (408) 737-4300.
About Marble Security Labs
Marble Security Labs dedicates resources to discover and track rapidly evolving mobile security threats facing enterprises and their workers. The research supports the Marble mobile security platform, which actively scans mobile devices and has built-in dynamic security analysis, detection and prevention against mobile security threats. Marble Security Labs currently focus on five critical threats: jailbreak/jammer - detection and protection; dynamic app analysis of behavior; static app analysis; poisoned and malicious DNS; and phishing site detection. Resources from Marble Security Labs include podcasts on mobile security, the Marble Security blog and Marble ThreatWatch, delivering the latest news, commentary and strategies for mobile security.
About Marble Security
Marble Security, Inc. offers a mobile security cloud service that protects against the ever-changing threats unleashed into enterprises by mobile devices. Simple to use and deploy, the Marble cloud service includes patented, adaptive protection to eliminate risks to corporate data, networks and applications. Criminals, competitors and hostile governments target enterprises and end users with an ever more sophisticated array of attacks. The BYOD workforce is particularly at risk. Marble secures enterprises from mobile workers' access to corporate and public networks and cloud services on Android and iOS mobile devices, as well as Macs and Windows PCs, and offers more comprehensive protection than any other solution on the market.
Source:Marble Security Inc.