Fixmo Boosts Capabilities with Appthority Integration

By Gerard Longo, Assistant Editor — July 27, 2012

Fixmo and Appthority have joined forces to expand the former's mobile security and risk management capabilities with security and risk-assessment of both in-house and commercial developed apps. This, according to an official joint press release, will give IT organizations who use Fixmo's services access to Appthority's app analysis capabilities to identify security threats exposed by mobile apps on network devices.

"This is a move by Fixmo that allows the company's platform to behave as a more comprehensive mobile security option for the enterprise," according to Appthority co-founder and president Domingo Guerra.

Fixmo has already established itself as a leader and innovator in the mobile security and risk management space, Guerra said. By integrating Appthority's Mobile App Risk Management capabilities, the company can now offer real-time insight into the security risks and vulnerabilities exposed by commercial mobile apps and help organizations take action to prevent security and compliance breaches.

Appthority, which identifies security and privacy risks like malware, Trojans, keystroke recording and access to other private data, will be integrated into Fixmo's mobile resource management platform, which includes Fixmo Sentinel and Fixmo SafeZone and provides device integrity verification and compromise detection, corporate data containment and encryption, device-level and container-level policy management, application management and compliance monitoring to give the enterprise comprehensive abilities to detect and resolve security threats.

"By partnering with Appthority, we are building on our proven device integrity, tamper detection and policy compliance solutions to give our customers a comprehensive view into the security threats and vulnerabilities that are present across their mobile devices, applications and users," said Daniel Ford, Chief Security Officer at Fixmo.

According to Ford, not only will this partnership allow companies in the enterprise to react to security threats - it will help prevent them in the first place.

"This level of predictive threat assessment and risk management is a first in the industry, and is critical to helping our customers transition from a reactionary device management approach to a predictive mobile risk management framework," Ford said.

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