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Check Point and AirWatch partner up to tackle enterprise mobility threats

By Catherine Knowles, Mon 28 Sep 2015
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Recognising that more professionals are bringing consumer devices into the workplace and upping security issues, Check Point and AirWatch have partnered up and are launching a joint enterprise mobile security solution.

Check Point has joined the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance as a founding member. Together, the vendors are focused on finding new ways to protect the growing number of devices accessing corporate data and networks, and delivering a complete solution for stopping mobile threats before they start.

As a member of this new alliance, Check Point completed an extensive integration of its Mobile Threat Prevention solution into the AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management platform.

This integration enables a best-in-class mobile security solution, helping businesses take advantage of Check Point’s key solution features, including the only enterprise-ready mobile security solution that detects threats on the device, application and in-network levels.

“With the extraordinary growth in devices entering the enterprise, running business applications and connecting to critical networks, it’s imperative to provide threat protection in the same way today’s mobile business operates,” says Nadav Peleg, Check Point head of mobile security.

“Check Point’s partnership with AirWatch reaffirms our commitment to providing enterprises with the most complete security solution for stopping mobile threats; while also delivering real-time threat intelligence so mobile enterprise can better understand their overall security posture,” Peleg says.

In the last decade, mobile devices have not only represented one of the largest accelerators of business but also the largest threat to their security, says Check Point.

According to Check Point’s 2015 Security Report, 91% of all those surveyed reported an increase in the number of employee-owned mobile devices connecting to the corporate network.

Furthermore, nearly half of these organisations are doing nothing to manage and protect these devices, the report shows.

The study further reveals existing solutions have left IT vulnerable, with limited security controls and no ability to detect advanced threats and proactively remediate them.

“Partnering with Check Point gives our customers a complete security platform to tackle today’s mobile threats,” says Noah Wasmer, VMware vice president and CTO end-user computing.

“We’re committed to enhancing and broadening the scope of our joint solution and are excited to deliver this security integration to our customers,” he says.

Integration of Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention with the AirWatch by VMware product suite is available today.

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