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[December 18, 2012]
Kindsight Expands Mobile Security Protection
Dec 18, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Kindsight, a network-based security company, released new features for Kindsight Mobile Security to expand the protection mobile operators can offer their subscribers.
In a release, the Company noted that mobile operators can now alert users of suspicious apps that would be missed by device-only security apps, block infected devices from communicating with attackers' command-and-control servers, and help the subscriber locate missing phones and remotely lock or wipe data from stolen phones.
"There's a lack of consumer understanding of mobile device vulnerabilities and threats," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst, security at Infonetics. "By deploying early threat detection in their networks and complimentary security apps on mobile devices, mobile operators can offer a complete mobile security solution to their subscribers and differentiate themselves from their competition." The Kindsight NIDS sensor can also block infected devices from communicating with C&C servers while deployed offline, preventing hackers from stealing data on mobile devices or launching other attacks. This blocking capability can also be configured to put infected devices into a walled garden or prevent them from accessing the network.
Features include: -Find and Locate Phone - If a subscriber loses their phone, they can log in to their service provider's website to find its location. The webpage provides a snapshot of the phone's whereabouts and the subscriber can also sound an alarm to locate the device.
-Remote Lock and Wipe - Today's mobile devices contain personal and sensitive information: photos, contacts, messages, etc. The Kindsight Mobile Security app now enables users to lock the device by setting a new passcode or wipe personal data when their phone is stolen or lost.
"Our mobile security solution is unique because it combines network-based detection and alerting capabilities with a mobile security app to detect more malware sooner which enables mobile operators to provide a truly differentiated service to consumers," said Brendan Ziolo, vice president, marketing at Kindsight. "With these new features, our mobile security offering allows our mobile operator partners to provide a level of protection that is unsurpassed on the market today." Kindsight is a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent.
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