Mobile devices under threat

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., an international provider of software and network security,  has launched a new mobile security in the Philippines that allows allows enterprises to battle today’s mobile threat.

According to Check Point’s 2015 Security Report, in an organization with more than 2,000 devices on its network, there is a 50-percent chance that there will be at least six infected or targeted mobile devices on their network.

Most organizations are unprepared to deal with the threats that these devices present to their networks because of a lack of tools that provide the right visibility and actionable intelligence.

Steve McWhirter, vice president for Asia, Middle East and Africa of Check Point Software Technologies

“We are experiencing very high adoption rates for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets from individuals to enterprises, especially in the BYOD [bring your own device] paradigm that is increasingly popular throughout Asia Pacific,”  Steve McWhirter, vice president for Asia, Middle East and Africa of Check Point Software Technologies said.

“We believe the Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention will become an important part of the total security arsenal for our clients throughout this region, as mobile devices become the preferred platform of choice for a highly mobile workforce,” he said.

McWhirter said his company was in talks with carriers  across the region, including the Philippines to offer the solution. “One of the reasons we’re going to the carriers is that they have the ability to sell it,” he said.

Dorit Dor, vice president for products of Check Point Software, said mobile devices are entering the enterprise at a faster rate than ever before, yet most organizations have failed to protect them or their users.

“Providing protection and preventing data leakage in a way that BYOD users easily accept is critical for success. With Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention, we’re not only providing enterprises with the most complete mobile security solution for stopping mobile threats on iOS and Android, but also delivering real-time threat intelligence to better understand their overall security posture,” Dor said.

Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention provides the best mobile security solution for enterprises that need to manage and mitigate the risks of BYOD and protect their employees and corporate assets from mobile cyber threats, Dor said.

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