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FireEye Integrates With Samsung KNOX-enabled Devices

FireEye this week announced a new product integration with Samsung to enhance the security of mobile devices running Samsung’s KNOX enterprise security platform.

FireEye this week announced a new product integration with Samsung to enhance the security of mobile devices running Samsung’s KNOX enterprise security platform.

According to the security firm, the integrated offering is capable of intercepting mobile apps before they are installed on a device by leveraging FireEye’s Mobile Threat Prevention platform. The technology is able to determine risk status, analyze, detect and block high-risk apps, as well as notify users of behaviors consistent with malware activity.

The FireEye and Samsung integrated solution will help discover potentially harmful apps and proactively mitigate risk on Samsung KNOX-enabled devices, FireEye said. The integration leverages Samsung’s secure APIs to enable FireEye to suspend an app from running on supported Samsung devices until it has analyzed the application for security risks.

“Mobile devices in a BYOD environment are the central point where business and personal information is located in one location and includes rich details such as contact, location and calendars to go along with email and files,” Manish Gupta senior vice president of products at FireEye, said in a statement. “This creates a highly valuable target for bad actors and apps are a perfect delivery method as they open the device up to a wide variety of malicious activity.”

“As the threat profile for mobile devices grows, enterprise companies need to help protect their employees at the critical moments, such as installing new apps, when a misstep can lead to exposing critical business or personal information,” said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Building upon the robust features in Samsung’s KNOX, FireEye can help companies stay safe in rapidly changing Android mobile threat landscape.”

The news was announced at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

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