ATLANTA and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Industry-leading and award-winning Mobile Active Defense (The Smartphone Security Company) and Mocana announced today their strategic partnership to provide enhanced security for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) enterprise mobile devices to their mutual customer bases.
Mobile Active Defense (MAD) is the company behind the Mobile Enterprise and Compliance Security Solution (MECS V1.3) and which has garnered analyst group awards such as SC Rookie Security Company of the Year 2011, Gartner’s Cool Vendor in Enterprise Mobility 2011, Forrester’s “break out star” in the Market Overview: Mobile Security Q4, 2011 Report and the SC Magazine 2011 Innovator of the Year award in Mobile Device Protection.
Mocana – winner of the SINET 2011 Innovator Award (2nd consecutive year) by the influential Security Innovation Network and named as one of their 25 Technology Pioneers for 2012 by the World Economic Forum in Geneva – has developed the industry’s only device-independent Smart Device Security platform that secures all aspects of IP addressable devices as well as the information, applications and services that run on them. Over 200 device manufacturers build-in Mocana Device Security Framework technology to help secure their devices, and Mocana’s new MAP (Mobile App Protection) lets enterprise users add new security features to apps via point-and-click. There’s no code to write, and no sandboxes to setup.
MAD’s CEO Co-Founder Spencer Cobb commented: “Mocana is the perfect partner for Mobile Active Defense and our BYOD strategies. Their groundbreaking set of solutions protecting devices and applications fits perfectly with MAD’s mobile security architecture and product suite.”
The partnership evolved from both companies’ customers asking to integrate their security and functionality. “The results and capabilities for BYOD mobile enterprises take security on many platforms to new heights and greater strengths.”
Mocana’s Mobile Application Protection solution (MAP) provides IT administrators a way to add new security features to existing apps – without writing any code. With MAP, enterprise app store managers can add security to previously unsecured apps, doing things like forcing an app to store everything in FIPS 140-2 encrypted form, or enabling apps to create multiple simultaneous VPN tunnels. It’s all transparent to the end user, and point-and-click easy for the admin.
Combining MAP and MAD’s MECS mobile state-full inspection firewall, persistent threat detection and remediation solution is an industry “BYOD home run.” Companies of all sizes now have the ability to protect critical and confidential corporate information on mobile devices while offering a choice of the level of security on personal use devices. Cobb added, “Our partnership with Mocana offers our customers the best mobile security on the market today.”
Mocana VP Market Development Kurt Stammberger said, “This exciting and timely partnership with Mobile Active Defense marks the beginning of a new era for Mocana. Mocana’s the de facto standard for device design teams looking to build-in security into their device designs, especially in critical contexts like military, smart grid, medical and mobile infrastructure. But moving forward, you’re going to see a lot more of Mocana in the enterprise, as well, especially since we can now leverage the MAD’s MECS technology security framework. Mocana’s device-agnostic security platform combined with MAD’s industry recognized security technology makes for a perfect match that offers the most complete and secure method to secure mobile devices in the enterprise.”
Recognized by the World Economic Forum in Geneva as one of their 2012 “Technology Pioneers,” Mocana has developed the industry’s only device-independent security platform that secures all aspects of enterprise and embedded devices as well as the information, applications and services that run on them. Mocana’s solutions dramatically increase confidence, trust and compliance among OEMs, service providers and their customers. Mocana’s device security solutions are in use by millions of people who use products sold by over 200 companies such as Cisco, Honeywell, Dell GE and General Dynamics among others. Mocana recently won Frost Sullivan’s Technology Innovation of the Year award for Device Security, and was named to the Red Herring Global 100 as one of the “top 100 privately held technology companies in the world.”
About Mobile Active Defense
The award-winning Mobile Active Defense MECS Server is the flagship product made by M.A.D. Partners, LLC, The Smartphone Security Company. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA with offices San Jose, CA; Mainz, Germany; and London, England, the core team has almost 200 years combined experience in security hardware and software product design and development, marketing, sales and support. http://www.mobileactivedefense.com/
For more information, contact:
Jackie Baumann, Mobile Active Defense
[email protected] or (941) 266-3819
Kate Reed, Atomic PR
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