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New Check Point research shows 100% of enterprises surveyed have been victims of mobile attacks

November 2017 by

Check Point has announced results from the first ever study on the impact of mobile attacks in enterprise environments. Findings from the research are based on data collected from more than 850 organizations spread across four continents. The results are stark: enterprise mobility is susceptible to attack on both major mobile platforms, Android and iOS.

Threats to mobile users are capable of compromising any device and accessing sensitive data at any time. These threats impact every type of business from financial services to government to manufacturing. Key findings of the research include:

• 100% of all businesses surveyed had experienced a mobile malware attack
• 54 is the average number of mobile malware attacks per business
• 89% of businesses experienced a man-in-the-middle attack over Wi-Fi
• 75% averaged 35 rooted or jailbroken devices on network

In response to these research findings, Check Point has also announced improved capabilities for SandBlast Mobile, the industry leading threat defense solution to prevent advanced mobile cyber-attacks. Check Point SandBlast Mobile technology protects against mobile device, apps, and in-network threats and provides the industry’s highest threat catch rate. Check Point SandBlast Mobile is now enhanced with improved capabilities to keep enterprises and consumers ahead of threats:

• Artificial intelligence detection to immediately block zero-day malware
• Blocking targeted SMiShing attacks on iOS and Android devices
• A new app that allows end users to monitor and control device security

“The financial value and frequency of attacks on mobile devices exceeded that for PCs in 2017, which help explain the findings of the report,” said Michael Shaulov, Head of Products Mobile and Cloud Security at Check Point Software. “Mobile devices are essentially the new ‘backdoor’ for cyber-criminals, and we are pleased to provide this improved SandBlast Mobile solution to proactively protect enterprises and individual consumers.”

In Miercom’s independent 2017 Mobile Threat Defense Industry Assessment, Check Point achieved the highest threat catch rate of all tested vendors. Check Point has seen the attack vectors on mobile devices expand from just known malware, network and OS exploits, to now include zero-day malware, SMS attacks and Bluetooth exploits. To address this, the company offers a complete solution to enterprise customers, part of Check Point’s Infinity security architecture. Infinity seamlessly shares indicators between network appliances, PC endpoints, cloud, and mobile. There is also an offering for consumers/individuals marketed under the ZoneAlarm brand.




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