Letting mobile devices access your corporate network can offer many benefits – but also introduce significant security risks. In addition to delivering multi-layered security for mobile devices, Kaspersky Security for Mobile provides a host of mobile device management (MDM) functionality that helps businesses to minimise the time they have to spend on managing mobile endpoints and mobile access.
By integrating effective mobile endpoint security capabilities and far-reaching mobile device management (MDM) functionality, Kaspersky Security for Mobile simplifies the task of protecting mobile devices from a wide range of threats – including viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, bots, social engineering techniques, phishing attacks and more. In addition, Kaspersky Security for Mobile provides anti-theft functionality, corporate application containerisation features and the ability to manage data encryption.
Protecting multiple platforms & device types – via one centralised management console
With support for smartphones and tablets on a wide range of platforms – including Android (plus special support for Samsung’s SAFE criteria for secure mobile devices), iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry – Kaspersky Security for Mobile lets you configure and manage protection for most commonly used devices. A single, intuitive-to-use management console helps you to configure and control security for each device. ‘Over the Air’ (OTA) capabilities let you enable mobile access to your corporate data and systems – including contacts, calendars, email systems and more – and also manage mobile security from a ‘single pane of glass’.
Securing your BYOD
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives can generate business benefits – but also create additional security risks. However, if you’re running Kaspersky Security for Mobile, it will automatically identify any new devices that appear on your network, automatically distribute mobile security technologies and simplify the configuration of data access restrictions.
Keeping corporate data and personal information separate
Kaspersky Security for Mobile lets you set up containers within every mobile device, so each corporate application – and the sensitive corporate data associated with it – is stored in its own container and is totally separated from the user’s personal information. You can force encryption for the containerised data and also prevent corporate data from leaving its container. In addition, if a device is stolen or lost, remotely operated features make it easy for you to delete all information inside each container, without deleting any of the user’s own data. Similarly, if an employee leaves your business – taking their BYOD mobile device with them – Kaspersky Security for Mobile makes it easy for you to delete sensitive corporate data from the device.
MDM – to manage security and more
By combining world-class security capabilities and extensive mobile device management features, Kaspersky Security for Mobile helps to secure your corporate mobile endpoints, protect precious information and simplify administration.
Aiding security policy compliance
Flexible configuration tools let you control which applications can be run on the mobile device. You’re free to create and enforce different policies for specific groups or individual users within the business.
Kaspersky Security for Mobile combines mobile security and mobile device management (MDM) – and is controlled from a single management console – so you benefit from improved visibility and manageability of the mobile devices that access your systems and data.
With its combination of signature-based protection, heuristic analysis and cloud-assisted anti-malware technology, Kaspersky Security for Mobile scans every file, application and email attachment – to provide multi-layered defence against today’s threats. Furthermore, it works in the background so that it has minimal effect on performance or productivity.
Defending you against new threats
Kaspersky Security for Mobile includes cloud-assisted technology – with real-time updates from the cloud-based Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) – to deliver a fast response to new and emerging threats.
Anti-spam and Safe Browser
Kaspersky’s anti-spam technology helps you to filter out unwanted mobile calls and texts. In addition, Kaspersky’s Safe Browser feature, underpinned by Kaspersky Security Network – protects against fraudulent phishing websites that can try to capture valuable information and identity details.
Kaspersky Security for Mobile includes flexible, easy-to-use features that give you control over how mobile devices are used.
Easy-to-configure Application Control functions help you to manage which applications are permitted to launch on any of the mobile devices that you allow to access your corporate systems and data. Kaspersky Security for Mobile lets you create whitelists and blacklists of mobile applications, so you can implement a policy that only lets whitelisted applications run – or a policy that lets any application launch, unless the application is on your blacklist.
In addition to blocking malicious websites, administrators can control access to sites that don’t conform to corporate security or usage policies – including social media, gambling, recruitment, retailing and adult websites, plus proxy servers.
Responding to Rooting / Jailbreaking
If a user attempts to jailbreak or root a device, this can introduce serious security risks. Kaspersky Security for Mobile automatically detects rooting / jailbreak incidents, reports them to you and can automatically:
- Block access to containers
- Delete all corporate data (selective wipe) – or delete all data – that’s on the device
Containerisation for mobiles
With the rise in popularity of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, it’s important to consider how corporate data and personal information are stored in the user’s device. Kaspersky’s containerisation technology provides a compelling solution.
Separating corporate data from the user’s personal data
It’s easy to set up special containers on each user’s mobile device, so that corporate applications and data are stored within the containers – totally separated from the user’s personal data.
Extra protection for precious data
In addition, you can enforce encryption for all corporate data within the container. To help prevent sensitive corporate information being accessed by unauthorised users, Kaspersky Security for Mobile also includes a feature that makes users log into an application again, following a set period of inactivity.
If an employee moves to another company, you can make sure they don’t retain any corporate data on their mobile device. Kaspersky Security for Mobile includes remotely operated wipe features, so you can delete the corporate container and all data stored within it – without deleting any of the device owner’s photos, playlists, contacts and other personal data and settings.
Enabling encryption on mobile devices
To help prevent your sensitive corporate data falling into the wrong hands, Kaspersky Security for Mobile makes it easy to enable the encryption features that are included in many commonly used mobile devices.
With Kaspersky Security for Mobile, it’s easy to enforce the use of the encryption technologies that are already resident within a mobile device. You can easily ensure that all data on the device is encrypted or you can choose to encrypt only the corporate information that’s stored in the container that you’ve set up on the device.
Mobile anti-theft features
Remotely operated anti-theft features help to minimise the risk of security breaches if a mobile device is lost or stolen.
Lock, Wipe and Find
In addition to locking a missing mobile device, Kaspersky Security for Mobile lets you remotely ‘wipe’ your corporate data from the device or return the device to its original factory settings. Kaspersky’s Find feature helps you to retrieve the device, by indicating its approximate location.
Accessing the device if the SIM card is changed
If an unauthorised user changes the device’s SIM card, Kaspersky’s SIM Watch feature will send you the device’s new phone number – so you can still access Kaspersky’s remotely operated anti-theft features.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
Kaspersky Security for Mobile includes extensive mobile device management capabilities – all centrally managed through a single administration console.
Manage multiple platforms – from a single console
Kaspersky Security for Mobile supports all popular mobile platforms – including Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry – so you can manage an extremely wide range of smartphones and tablets from a single console.
An integrated solution
Kaspersky Security for Mobile includes support for:
- Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
- Apple MDM Server
- Samsung SAFE (for SAFE compatible Samsung Android smartphones and tablets)
Easy to deploy
Kaspersky Security for Mobile’s MDM functions let you customise your mobile endpoint security and then deliver it to employees’ devices over the air – simply by sending a link or a QR code to the employee, via an email or an SMS message. It’s easy to keep track of whether users have completed the simple download process – and you can prevent unprotected mobile devices accessing the corporate network.