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Bluebox Security(TM) Empowers Mobile Apps to Defend Themselves

Summer 2014 Release Eliminates the Need to White- and Black-List Applications; Integrates With Okta and OneLogin

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/26/14 -- Bluebox Security, the mobile data security company, today announced its Summer 2014 release including the addition of self-defending applications. Assuming that devices and applications are always at risk due to the constant intermingling of personal and corporate use of BYOD devices, Bluebox fortifies any work-related application with self-defense capabilities to intelligently scan and respond to potential risks in real time. Bluebox also added SAML 2.0 support and packaged integration with enterprise-grade identity management service Okta and single sign-on service OneLogin. In addition, Bluebox now supports dynamic app policies to reduce the effort of securely enabling mobile for both IT and the end user.

Mobile is firmly established in the enterprise. Research shows that 90 percent of employees use their smartphones and 35 percent use their tablets at work. However, mobile security is not meeting the changing demands BYOD is placing on the enterprise. While data security ranks as the most important mobile security requirement, only 13 percent of IT professionals felt that their current mobile security solution is effectively securing their mobile data.

"Mobile has become a flashpoint between lines of business and the IT organization," said Caleb Sima, co-founder and CEO, Bluebox Security. "Mobile enterprises are moving faster than ever, making it more difficult for IT and security professionals to enable the business while managing risk. At Bluebox we focus on making mobile data security simple to adopt across the enterprise. With our latest release, we further eliminate friction between mobile productivity and risk, providing intelligent, responsive, and effortless mobile data security that both IT and the end users will embrace."

The Bluebox Solution now offers:

  • Self-defending applications. In today's fast-paced mobile world, mobile devices and applications are constantly under attack. Fortifying mobile applications with self-defense allows any application to intelligently detect threats to the OS environment, like jailbreaking or rooting of devices, as well as application tampering, and to automatically respond with appropriate remediation such as preventing access to corporate data within the application under attack, or the entire device. With continuous threat scanning from application launch through use, self-defending applications remove the need for IT to white- and black-list applications or rely on application reputation services.
  • Dynamic policy updates. Whether responding to outside mobile threats or aligning risk with actual mobile use, dynamic policy updates ensure that application-specific security policies are deployed in real time without requiring IT to push new versions of the applications or requiring users to restart the applications or device. Building upon Bluebox's visibility capabilities, which provide actionable insights into the "who, what, where, when, why and how" of mobile data use and movement throughout the mobile workflow, dynamic policy updates allow security and IT professionals to responsively tune mobile security policies. Now IT can dynamically change policies at an application-level, such as the restrictions of data sharing between personal and corporate applications, or the usage of application-level VPN.
  • Support for SAML 2.0; integration with OneLogin and Okta. Companies can now effortlessly enroll and de-provision employees using any SAML 2.0 compliant identity management vendor -- reducing the burden on both IT and the end user. Packaged integration with OneLogIn and Okta allows Bluebox customers to take advantage of the capabilities offered by these single sign-on leaders to enforce strong authentication for users enrolling to Bluebox or for administrators authenticating to the Bluebox administrative portal. It also enables Bluebox to dynamically de-provision applications and data from mobile devices.

"Most enterprises are inexperienced in mobile application security," wrote Joseph Feiman, Research Vice President & Gartner Fellow and Dionisio Zumerle, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner Research. "Security testing, if conducted at all, is often done casually -- not rigorously -- by developers who are mostly concerned with the functionality of applications, not their security." [1] The Gartner report also indicates that "through 2015, more than 75% of mobile applications will fail basic security tests."

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About Bluebox Security
Founded in 2012 by a team of security experts, Bluebox Security offers the first mobile data security solution to safeguard corporate data across the device, application, and network. The cloud-based solution provides complete visibility and security of corporate data, while providing employees the freedom, ease of use, and privacy that ensures widespread adoption. Bluebox Security has received a total of $27.5 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Tenaya Capital, Sun Microsystems co-founder, Andreas Bechtolsheim, SV Angel, and Google Board member Ram Shriram. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information visit www.bluebox.com or follow us on Twitter @blueboxsec.

[1] Gartner, Technology Overview: Mobile Application Security Testing for BYOD Strategies, August 30, 2013. By Joseph Feiman and Dionisio Zumerle.

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