Striking a balance between mobility and security

By Samsung Knox Team

Mobility enhances collaborators’ productivity to the point that nowadays, 93% of employees use a smartphone at work everyday. The mobile workforce, whether it relies on personal (BYOD) or corporate-owned (COPE) devices, multiplies corporate data flows and greatly widens organizations’ attack surface.

As a response to numerous cyberattacks that have caused major data breaches in the last decade, governments and authorities have enforced laws (GDPR, HIPAA, PSD2, PIPEDA…) that now require organizations to strongly protect the data they manipulate, including mobile device data.

At a time when business needs and legal obligations go both ways, organizations are struck with a major challenge: preventing costly cyberattacks while preserving collaborators’ agility. Therefore, security heads are looking for solutions to balance security and productivity.

The starting point of an effective security solution resides in its ability to detect threats. To face the wide and volatile mobile threat landscape surrounding companies, the Pradeo Lab has dedicated years of research on a next-level mobile threat detection technology: Pradeo Security.

Pradeo Security Mobile Threat Defense draws its accuracy from its unique machine intelligence mechanism refined over billions of security facts. First, the solution analyses the mobile environment to get a precise understanding of the security context. Second, Pradeo’s patented AI-based engine processes each fact, leveraging advanced combinatorial algorithms. By performing a multidimensional analysis, Pradeo Security automatically replicates the accuracy of a manual detection by drawing undeniable inferences to leverage a specific response.

Yet, when the source of a danger is identified, mitigation steps are not always clear. While security heads can simply block any threats, they must also make sure not to lock down mobile device functionality at the expense of user agility.

The combination of Pradeo Mobile Threat Defense and Samsung Knox technologies ensures the protection of mobile collaborators working on Samsung devices, while maintaining their agility. Pradeo Security for Samsung leverages Pradeo’s detection intelligence and Samsung Knox’s API that facilitate low-level control capabilities. The solution detects threats coming from applications, the network and the device, and takes appropriate countermeasures with an unprecedented granularity at the application level.

Pradeo Security for Samsung precisely identifies data manipulations performed by mobile applications and blocks unwanted actions individually, according to the organization’s security policy. All this occurs while the applications continue running. This level of precision enables security heads to prevent the exfiltration of specific sensitive data, while maintaining the productivity gained from the use of mobile devices.

"At a time where technical limits are being continually redefined, the protection of data manipulated from smartphones stands at the heart of mobility concerns. Pradeo Security for Samsung widens access to security on Samsung devices and allows users to safely enjoy their smartphone" says Ram Motipally, Head of Software and Solutions, B2B Enterprise Mobility at Samsung Electronics America.

Pradeo Security for Samsung is the only solution on the market that precisely answers both the security and productivity needs of organizations. For more details, visit www.pradeo.com, www.samsungknox.com and our solution brief on Samsung Enterprise Alliance Program.

About Pradeo

Pradeo is a global company and leader in the mobile security field. It offers innovative solutions to protect smartphones, tablets, connected objects and mobile applications. Pradeo's cutting-edge technology, Pradeo Security, has been recognized by Gartner, IDC and many other research firms. Pradeo and Samsung began their collaboration in April 2015 with the integration of Pradeo Security within the Knox portfolio. Since that time, the two companies have continued to collaborate and combine their expertise through deeper product integration.