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Mobile security solution unveiled by Zscaler

The company has focused this new release on increased levels of visibility and control with advanced threat protection.

One of the industry leaders in secure direct to cloud network for global advanced protection and policy enforcement, Zscaler, has just announced the release of its new mobile security solution.

This release has widened the Zscaler Network benefits in a number of ways that they believe are highly important.

The benefits of the network are now broadened to include centrally managed advanced mobile security threat protection, in addition to real time visibility and granular policy controls for smartphones and tablets that have been implemented as a part of environments that are BYOD, corporate issued, or hybrid.

The company also announced new mobile security partnership with Mobile Device Management (MDM).

Mobile Security SolutionsThey explained that this helps with mobile security integration in order to complement auditing and provisioning capabilities. According to the Zscaler CEO and founder, Jay Chaudhry, “Security appliances have become irrelevant in securing mobile users since mobile traffic and cloud applications often bypass appliances completely.”

He went on to state that MDM solutions were only the first step that has been taken to better configure and manage smartphones and tablets and that Zscaler is the natural path ahead for providing mobile security through the inspection of all content over these devices, policy enforcement, and making certain of visibility.

IDC has stated that a top mobile security concern among 68 percent of organizations that are IT controlled is malware. Zscaler’s own research suggests that browsers generate under 40 percent of traffic over smartphone and tablet devices. In fact, the largest amount of traffic comes from apps.

This means that a sizeable share of the mobile security risk comes from apps on these devices through the access and communication to third party servers of the location of the user, his or her device type, data from contact lists, and information from calendars. Though it was the internet through browsers that was once the greatest concern, when only desktops and laptops were being used, apps have changed the landscape for protecting devices against digital threats and risks.

Swish set to show off new security solutions for mobile payments

Mobile payments to benefit from new security solutions

Security has become a top priority for the mobile payments space. Consumers have shown that they are willing to embrace mobile payments systems, but still retain a great deal of concern regarding the security of their financial information. The security of mobile payments has been attracting more attention as mobile commerce sees more adoption. Many consumers continue to express worry over the security of their financial information, suggesting that modern mobile payments systems have yet to reach a point where they can be considered safe to use.

Security begins receiving more serious attention

As consumers continue to show worry over their security, companies invested in mobile payments are beginning to take the issue more seriously. Such is the cash with Swish, which has been involved in the mobile commerce space for some time. Like other companies in this sector, Swish considers security to be a major roadblock for mobile payments. As such, the company has been working to develop more comprehensive security solutions to provide consumers with some peace of mind. Swish plans to begin showcasing its security solutions at the end of this month.

Mobile Payments SecuritySwish intends to showcase security solutions at the end of the month

Swish is one of the first companies to introduce mobile point-of-sale systems to the Asian market. Mobile payments have found a great deal of success in this market due to the high penetration of mobile technology. While consumers have been showing that they are ready to embrace mobile commerce, many still consider the field to be insecure, which has slowed the progress that mobile payments could potentially see. Swish intends for its security solutions to boost the confidence consumers have in the sector.

Mobile payments becoming a popular target for hackers

The security of mobile payments is not only important to Asian consumers, of course, and those in other parts of the world share the same concerns regarding the security of mobile commerce. Because mobile commerce involves the trafficking of financial information through mobile devices, the mobile commerce field has become a very attractive target for hackers and malicious groups that may look to exploit this information.