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Bluebox Security

January 21, 2016 09:00 ET

Bluebox Security Partners With F5 Networks to Combine Zero-Touch App Security With App Level VPN Access

Collaboration Delivers End-to-End Mobile App Security Without Developer or IT Involvement

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) - Bluebox Security®, the mobile app security and analytics company first to pioneer self-defending apps for consumers, BYOD employees and the extended enterprise, today announced that it has joined the F5 Networks® Technology Alliance Program (TAP). This collaboration promotes integration between the F5® BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager® (APM®) and the Bluebox security and analytics framework. With a combined solution, custom-developed enterprise apps are transformed into self-defending apps with granular network access in a single click to safeguard corporate data stored on the mobile device and the enterprise network for the unmanaged devices of BYOD employees, partners and contractors. Now, enterprises can secure, detect and respond to threats against app data while providing mobile access to internal resources without requiring a full device virtual private network (VPN), coding from an app developer, or management of the mobile device.

For data loss prevention, enterprises are turning to per-app VPNs to secure traffic from custom enterprise mobile apps without capturing traffic from end users' personal apps. Until now, implementing such a solution required extensive investment during the app development process, slowing time to market. Alternative deployment of an enterprise mobile management (EMM) solution is often precluded for mobile devices owned by partners or contractors. Now, the Bluebox and F5 integration solves both of these challenges. 

"Our partnership with F5 addresses critical security needs as mobile enterprise applications become incorporated into business workflows," said Subbu Iyer, vice president of product management at Bluebox Security. "Our zero-touch security framework allows administrators to seamlessly integrate F5's market leading access control capabilities into Bluebox-secured enterprise apps, without app developer involvement or an EMM, providing app security, visibility and seamless authentication to the extended enterprise."

"F5 welcomes Bluebox Security into the Technology Alliance Program," said Ron Carovano, Manager, Business Development at F5 Networks. "Particularly around security, we look to partner with companies that provide a strategic benefit to organizations. In collaboration with technology leaders in adjacent markets, our goal is to extend the value of mutual customers' application delivery environments. Within the TAP framework, joint customers can be confident in achieving interoperability and optimized performance when deploying Bluebox Security and F5 solutions in concert."

Bluebox transforms enterprise apps into self-defending apps to secure app data, detect and defend against mobile threats, and provide mobile analytics including real-time insights into active attacks and the ability to adapt policies to reduce risk. With the F5 BIG-IP APM integration, Bluebox-secured apps also protect data in transit between the app and enterprise resources by enabling customers to configure a direct SSL VPN connection from the Bluebox-secured app to F5 BIG-IP APM. This app-level VPN functionality is built into the Bluebox security and analytics framework, eliminating the need to install F5 BIG-IP Edge Client® apps or an EMM profile on devices owned by the employees or the extended enterprise. This also enables customers to benefit from a highly scalable combined solution, including BIG-IP APM, that can address multiple use cases, including support for desktop remote access, VDI access, and seamless identity federation, regardless of application location. 

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About Bluebox Security
Founded in 2012 by a team of security experts, Bluebox Security provides the leading mobile app security and analytics solution. Pairing deep mobile security expertise with comprehensive analytics, Bluebox ensures consistent enterprise-grade app security moves at the speed of mobile. The cloud-based solution helps enterprises securely enable mobile by protecting apps, detecting threats, and responding quickly to keep data secure while providing actionable threat intelligence for mobile assets. With Bluebox Security, companies obtain security and visibility into the new enterprise endpoint -- the mobile app.

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