Websense Triton Mobile Security Targets Apple iOS Devices
Security specialist Websense is joining a growing number of tech companies providing mobile device management (MDM) services with the release of the Trition mobile security platform a cloud-based security service for Apple iOS devices on wireless mobile networks.
The cloud-based security service, with an on-demand virtual private network (VPN) tunnel, analyzes inbound and outbound data communications to protect against data loss and the theft of intellectual property.
IT departments are growing wary of the corporate information that resides on or passes through personal wireless devices, and as bring your own device (BYOD) implementation grows (and as iPhones and iPads fly off store shelves), businesses of all sizes are looking for ways to secure those devices to prevent a potentially catastrophic loss of data.
Triton Mobile Security combines four elements of mobile security; content-aware data security, industry-leading web security, malicious app protection and MDM, and represents the third phase in the implementation of the company’s mobile security strategy.
Websense recently added 10 new defenses against data theft and loss to Triton’s architecture, including optical character recognition (OCR) of text within images, often taken by mobile devices. The release builds on previous releases that provide mobile email data loss prevention (DLP) and on-premise Wi-Fi security support.
Other features include unified content analysis integrating Web, email, and data security to stop advanced, targeted, and blended attacks, single-console management and detailed reporting, and MDM features like password enforcement, remote lock/wipe, and encryption as first-line defenses.
Users also have real-time contextual security provided by the company’s ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) technology, and IT departments can deploy the service by installing a profile to iOS devices and choosing the right policy for company-owned or personal mobile devices.