What is Mobile Threat Defence?
Mobile Threat Defence is the set of tools used to defend corporate mobile devices from external threats. The combination of different features allows integrating Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) solutions already present in the company, increasing the level of security.
What is Mobile Threat Defense used for?
Thanks to the MTD, the client is able to prevent hacker attacks against the devices used in the company. These systems protect not only the devices, but also and above all the company data they contain. YouCo security systems for mobile devices block these threats and keep the company data safe.
Threats against mobile devices are growing all the time. Now more than ever, it is important than ever that companies invest in a professional solution to prevent these threats, which can come from multiple fronts:
- App-based threats: they consist of malware & threats coming from infected apps downloaded through official (Google Play, Apple Store, …) or third-party stores;
- Network-based threats: they consist of attacks coming from failures detected on Wi-Fi networks (Man-in-the-middle attacks) to which the device is connected (e.g. corporate networks, but also public places and businesses, …);
- Device-based threats: they consist of threats that exploit jailbroken and failures at operating system level (Andorid, iOS, …).
- Web and Content threats (Phishing): Phishing can be transmitted via email to personal or corporate accounts, text messages with abbreviated links to malicious websites, browser URL addresses that are obscured, apps containing URLs that download threats based on malicious plug-in OS (e.g.: messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger).
These attacks not only result in data loss or their compromise, a violation of company data, if properly advertised, but they also can damage client relationships, damage the company’s reputation, cause loss of profits, fines and legal costs, as well as loss of time and resources.
Through EMM the IT department can implement protection and updates of security directly on the device without any user intervention, ensuring privacy and security.
What are the benefits of Mobile Threat Defence?
Equipping mobile devices with effective protection allows the company not to take action when an external attack occurs, but to prevent it. In this way it will not be necessary to face damages resulting from data loss or system recovery costs, while ensuring at the same time. compliance with GDPR principles.
In addition to this, setting up an MTD security system that is always active on the devices, will turn them into sensors that collect data on external threats. This data can be used by analysis tools to predict potential failures and reduce recovery time, strengthening corporate security.
Another benefit is certainly the ability to monitor all of the company’s devices as a whole. Integrating a Mobile Security & Antivirus solution will extend data protection to all mobile devices, allowing IT experts to monitor for threats on all fronts and avoid unpleasant surprises. Thanks to YouCo’s experience as a Mobile Solution Provider, you will have the opportunity to receive a complete service, from the consultancy stage on the best solutions currently on the market, to the integration stage with corporate systems, up to the training of your staff.