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RSA Conference Redux

Last week’s annual RSA Conference attracted over 350 exhibiting companies, each anxious to reveal the latest and greatest advances in information security. While “Big Data” was a primary theme at the show, mobile ISVs focusing on security may have stolen the spotlight as we saw a number of high profile vendors announce new partnerships, marketing initiatives, product offerings, and technological advances in mobile security.  Below, we’ve highlighted several announcements that caught our attention for the impact we expect to see on the ecosystem of mobile security vendors and solutions.

Mobile Security Partnerships Announced
In the mobile ecosystem, a vendor’s strength is largely derived from the enhanced capabilities and integration enabled by relations with key partners.  Just in the last few months we’ve seen IBM partner with Juniper Networks (IBM Broadens its Mobile Services Portfolio with Juniper Partnership), and then saw Juniper acquire security startup Mykonos Software – we expect to see trends like these continue as startups are continuing to drive innovation and bring powerful, differentiated products to the market.

Mobile Channel

  • Appthority and BoxTone will partner to integrate Appthority’s threat detection technology with BoxTone’s MDM and EMM (Enterprise Mobility Management) solutions.  This partnership will see enterprises recognize a more comprehensive solution, enhancing BoxTone’s device management technologies with enhanced risk detection and assessment.
  • Responding to customer demand, Mocana and Mobile Active Defense announced a partnership, asserting that customers of each company may now access the combined functionality and security enabled by these mobile security companies.

Mobile Product Announcements

  • Appthority was recognized as the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2012” after announcing the launch of the Appthority Platform, a cloud-based mobile security solution to detect and quantify app-level security threats and vulnerabilities (e.g. malware, botnet command & control, Trojans).  
  • Accellion’s “Dropbox for the enterprise” mobile file-sharing solution drew the attention of many as a tool to advance, rather than limit, mobilization of today’s enterprise.  The consumerization of IT may be seen as a threat to enterprise control over mobile strategy, or, with the right tools, as an enabler of enhanced productivity, worker satisfaction, and innovation.

We have been actively soliciting briefings from mobile startups in the security space – if we have missed you, we would appreciate you contacting us to arrange a briefing.

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