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Bluebox Adds New Features to Mobile Security Platform

Mobile data security startup Bluebox Security unveiled the latest release of its flagship security platform this week, which now gives customers the ability to fortify mobile applications with self-defense capabilities, along with other new security features.

Mobile data security startup Bluebox Security unveiled the latest release of its flagship security platform this week, which now gives customers the ability to fortify mobile applications with self-defense capabilities, along with other new security features.

In its Summer 2014 release, Bluebox added SAML 2.0 support and packaged integration with identity management service Okta and single sign-on service OneLogin.

Additionally, Bluebox now supports dynamic app policies that enable IT administrators to dynamically change policies at an application-level, such as the restrictions of data sharing between personal and corporate applications, or the usage of application-level VPN.

BlueBox SecurityAccording to Bluebox, its mobile security solution now offers:

Self-defending applications – Fortifying mobile applications with self-defense allows any application to intelligently detect threats to the OS environment, like jailbreaking or rooting of devices, as well as application tampering, and to automatically respond with appropriate remediation such as preventing access to corporate data within the application under attack, or the entire device.

Continuous threat scanning from application launch through use, self-defending applications remove the need for IT to white- and black-list applications or rely on application reputation services.

Dynamic policy updates – Dynamic policy updates ensure that application-specific security policies are deployed in real time without requiring IT to push new versions of the applications or requiring users to restart the applications or device. Dynamic policy updates allow security and IT professionals to responsively tune mobile security policies.

Support for SAML 2.0; integration with OneLogin and Okta – Companies can now enroll and de-provision employees using any SAML 2.0 compliant identity management vendor. Packaged integration with OneLogIn and Okta allows Bluebox customers to leverage the capabilities offered by these single sign-on solutions to enforce strong authentication for users enrolling to Bluebox or for administrators authenticating to the Bluebox administrative portal.

SAML 2.0 integration also enables Bluebox to dynamically de-provision applications and data from mobile devices.

“Mobile enterprises are moving faster than ever, making it more difficult for IT and security professionals to enable the business while managing risk,” said Caleb Sima, co-founder and CEO, Bluebox Security.  “At Bluebox we focus on making mobile data security simple to adopt across the enterprise. With our latest release, we further eliminate friction between mobile productivity and risk, providing intelligent, responsive, and effortless mobile data security that both IT and the end users will embrace.”

Bluebox officially launched its first product offering in February 2014, just weeks after announcing that it had raised $18 million in a Series B round of funding.

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For more than 10 years, Mike Lennon has been closely monitoring the threat landscape and analyzing trends in the National Security and enterprise cybersecurity space. In his role at SecurityWeek, he oversees the editorial direction of the publication and is the Director of several leading security industry conferences around the world.

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