Bitdefender has introduced GravityZone Security for Mobile, unveiling an advanced solution that offers Mobile Threat Detection (MTD) and robust security for Android, iOS, and Chromebook devices, including Chrome extensions. This latest release is designed to empower enterprises, managed service providers (MSPs), and their clients with comprehensive insights into their mobile landscape. By doing so, it equips them with the necessary tools to prevent, protect, detect, and respond effectively to cyberattacks that specifically target mobile devices, applications, and operating systems.
Given the staggering global count of over 6.8 billion smartphones currently in use, attackers have abundant opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities and target unsuspecting users. Consequently, organizations across industries face mounting pressure to adopt mobile security capabilities as mobile threats, such as phishing, ransomware, and zero-day attacks, continue to surge. According to Gartner's "Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense" report for 2023, more than half of regulated industries will have security solutions for both iOS and Android devices by 2025. The report further highlights the crucial role of mobile devices in recent major attacks.¹
Andrei Florescu, the deputy general manager and senior vice president of products at Bitdefender Business Solutions Group, emphasized the ongoing reliance of enterprises on remote and dispersed workforces, who connect to company networks and resources using personal devices. This reality has created a vulnerable attack surface that cybercriminals increasingly target. Florescu stressed the criticality of advanced mobile threat detection solutions as a key component of a comprehensive endpoint security strategy. He explained that GravityZone Security for Mobile exemplifies Bitdefender's commitment to providing trusted threat prevention, protection, detection, and response across all platforms. The goal is to assist organizations in securing their data and bolstering their cyber resilience.
Bitdefender GravityZone Security for Mobile offers advanced MTD capabilities and comprehensive protection against mobile attack vectors. Leveraging Bitdefender's industry-leading antimalware and advanced threat intelligence solutions, GravityZone Security for Mobile empowers organizations to scrutinize applications, monitor device status, safeguard against malicious apps and phishing attacks, and more. This holistic approach strengthens their overall cybersecurity posture.
Key Features and Benefits of Bitdefender GravityZone Security for Mobile
Robust Security for Mobile Devices
GravityZone Security for Mobile harnesses powerful antimalware technologies, supported by real-time threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms on and off the device. This combination enables the detection of malicious applications, as well as known and unknown threats. Organizations can scrutinize mobile applications and monitor mobile endpoints to ensure compliance with designated security policies. On-device anti-phishing technologies provide protection against phishing attacks without causing performance issues. Furthermore, web access controls prevent employees from accessing compromised or malicious websites.
The solution enables the detection of network-based threats and aligns them with tactics and techniques evaluated by MITRE ATT&CK® security. GravityZone Security for Mobile empowers organizations to prevent, detect, and respond to threats targeting the mobile channel. This includes identifying reconnaissance attempts, weak security connections, and man-in-the-middle attacks aimed at intercepting multi-factor authentication codes sent to mobile devices.
Device Assessment and Protection
GravityZone Security for Mobile allows organizations to stay ahead of mobile device vulnerabilities. It offers device monitoring capabilities to identify vulnerabilities, missing encryption, jailbreaking, root access, and outdated devices that are no longer receiving the latest security updates.
Integration with Existing Mobile and Enterprise Security Solutions
GravityZone Security for Mobile seamlessly integrates with the unified Bitdefender GravityZone console, enabling customers to extend security measures beyond traditional endpoints. This integration provides centralized management from a single platform. GravityZone Security for Mobile works harmoniously with Mobile Device Management (MDM), Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Unified Endpoint Management, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions already in place within organizations. The result is robust protection and effortless deployment across all mobile endpoints.
GravityZone Security for Mobile offers cloud-based security management that is easy to handle for any type of mobile workforce. It simplifies mass deployments of mobile devices through zero-touch enrollment, eliminating the need for end-user intervention. Consequently, employees' mobile devices become more secure by default.
Deep Visibility for Regulatory Compliance
Organizations operating in regulated industries must maintain a comprehensive understanding of the privacy and security status of employees' mobile devices and the applications installed on them. GravityZone Security for Mobile provides real-time visibility into application vetting, identification of abnormal app behavior, application version control, user warnings for denied applications, and risky actions such as isolating applications, disabling WiFi/Bluetooth, or uninstalling extensions.