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Enhanced Protection for Mobile Devices: gateprotect upgrades Complete Security suite

Hamburg, January 8th 2014 - The German IT security specialist gateprotect is now offering an upgrade for its endpoint solution. "Complete Security - Mobile Protection" provides even better protection against evolving threats, malware and malicious applications on mobile devices. New features include unified management access for controlling both mobile devices and PCs; an application level password and lockout function; a SecureWeb browsing functionality for Android browsers and Google Chrome; as well as more targeted user group management functionality.

A recent survey on mobile security shows: 83 percent of the interviewed decision-makers believe that mobile devices create a high security risk within the corporate environment.* gateprotect firmly believes that the Security threat through mobile devices will continue to become more prevalent which is why we continue to offer our customers with solutions to provide Complete Security.

"Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting employees to gain access to a company's intellectual property", says gateprotect CEO Dr. Peter Smeets. "Because it is common for there to be a lot of confidential corporate data stored on the mobile devices of Executives, businesses must supplement their security parameters with a coherent but simple BYOD protection strategy."

Unified Management for IT Administrators
gateprotect "Complete Security - Mobile Protection" is particularly easy to operate. Both the mobile devices and the PCs connected to the network may be administered quickly via one single interface.

IT administrators have the possibility to create policies that can be updated and duplicated within the console, and create user groups to facilitate the management of end users. Administrators can easily drag-and-drop users into a group, and user devices will automatically pick up the policies associated with that group.

Employees will only be able to change those settings on their mobile devices that are in line with the company policy. If the device password, lock screen timeout, or device administrator access do not meet policy requirements, alerts are sent directly to the console.

The SecureWeb™ browsing feature has been expanded as well to support Google Chrome in addition to the stock Android browser. In addition, the upgrade of "Complete Security - Mobile Protection" includes an enhanced device scanning engine for Android that detects threats in real time and speeds up scans.

Key features of Complete Security - Mobile Protection at a glance:

  • Device and group level policies for Android and iOS devices

  • Alerts sent up to management console for devices out of policy

  • Cloud scanning enhancements powered by Webroot® Intelligence Network™ (WIN™) services

  • User group management

  • Single point of control for mobile devices and PCs

  • New application level password and lockout features

  • SecureWeb browsing functionality for stock Android browser and Google Chrome

  • Increased efficacy with cloud-powered scanning

  • Lower CPU, memory, bandwidth, and battery utilization

* http://www.webroot.com/shared/pdf/byod-mobile-security-study.pdf

Download this press release under: http://www.gateprotect.com

About gateprotect
gateprotect AG Germany has been a leading, globally acting provider of IT security solutions in the area of network security for more than ten years. These solutions comprise next generation firewalls with all commonly used UTM functionalities, managed security as well as VPN client systems. To minimize the risk of operator errors in highly complex security functions, gateprotect has developed the eGUI® interface concept. The patented eGUI® technology (ergonomic Graphic User Interface) and the Command Center based thereon for the configuration and administration of firewall systems for managed security service providers (MSSPs) increase the factual security in companies and allow for an efficient ongoing maintenance of the systems. Reputable companies and institutions in more than 80 countries worldwide are among the users of about 24.000 installed devices.

Since 2010, gateprotect has been listed in the renowned "Gartner Magic Quadrant" for UTM firewall appliances. The gateprotect solutions comply with highest international standards - thus, the firewall packet filtering core of the new development has been certified according to "Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ (EAL 4+)" by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) in March 2013. For the easy operability and comprehensive security of the UTM firewall solutions, gateprotect was the first German company to be honored with the Frost & Sullivan Excellence Award.

Further Information:
gateprotect Aktiengesellschaft Germany
Anika Ohlsen -Director Marketing
Valentinskamp 24
D-20354 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 278 85 0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 278 85 105
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet: www.gateprotect.com

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