Welcome!

Java IoT Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz

News Feed Item

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."

Additional Resources

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.

Media Contact
Michelle Dailey
LEWIS PR
Email Contact
415-432-2458

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...