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April 21, 2015 12:29 ET

Risky Apps Don't Stand a Chance: NowSecure Showcases Cloud-Enabled NowSecure Lab™ at RSA Conference 2015

NowSecure Lab Adds Cloud to On-Premises Mobile App Assessment Capabilities -- Developers and Security Managers Can Now Take Advantage of Completely Automated Static Testing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 21, 2015) - NowSecure, creator of the award-winning NowSecure mobile app, is proud to showcase its powerful NowSecure Lab mobile app assessment product at the 2015 RSA Conference, at its booth at North Expo #N3135. Building on its successful on-premises app testing solution, the company announced today that NowSecure Lab is now also available in both free and premium cloud editions. A beta of the fully-featured premium cloud edition is being offered at no cost for four weeks to those who sign up during the RSAC show dates April 20-24, 2015.

NowSecure, a mobile security company founded in 2009, enables global enterprises, government organizations and four of the five largest financial institutions with mobile app and device testing, analytics, forensics and user device protection products and services.

Leading developers and security analysts worldwide count on NowSecure Lab as a comprehensive solution for mobile app security assessments:

  • Designed to test for security and privacy issues in owned and third party apps across the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC)
  • Delivers streamlined app testing during development to preemptively eliminate risk before it affects business and customers and improve overall efficiency
  • Checks for issues in apps already publicly available in the app stores
  • Provides the ability to control testing conditions both on-premises and in the cloud
  • Can run unlimited tests and automated results in minutes

NowSecure Lab is available for on-premises testing with provisioned mobile devices (iOS and Android) as an advanced software suite running inside a virtual machine. Static, dynamic and behavioral mobile analysis tools are preinstalled and ready for immediate use. This on-premises solution allows full control of the testing conditions and enables the analyst to automate most of the security assessments. Lab also allows for unlimited testing on an unlimited number of applications. 

For example, if an application transmits personal information such as a credit card or social security number unencrypted -- or even using weak or easily-breakable encryption -- NowSecure Lab dynamic on-premises testing will alert this vulnerability to developers and security administrators.

Now, the cloud edition increases the flexibility of NowSecure Lab and allows users to conveniently perform fully-automated static analysis in minutes. It features detailed reports, industry-standard mitigation recommendations and is compatible with leading continuous integration frameworks. Currently in in beta to capture user feedback, both free and premium editions are available.

The Best of Both Worlds -- Available Both On-premises and In the Cloud

NowSecure Lab has traditionally been available as an on-premises solution which requires provisioning of dedicated computer and device hardware. This new version of NowSecure Lab makes it easy for anyone to test apps through a simple web interface.

For those wanting the power and control of an on-premises deployment and additional features such as dynamic analysis, NowSecure Lab remains available to download and install on a local workstation. Even better, the local install and cloud editions of NowSecure Lab will interoperate seamlessly in an upcoming product release which will be extremely beneficial for the large enterprise with multiple locations. This lets developers and security administrators log in to a portal to manage tests and assessments across both cloud and on-premises testing sites -- from anywhere in the world.

NowSecure Lab's cloud edition is also available in pricing models for every scenario -- ranging from a free version with more limited functionality, to a full-featured premium version that includes an unlimited number of assessments for an app. Other industry app testing tools charge per assessment, which limits the ability of the developer and analyst to freely assess mobile apps throughout their Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC).

When accessed through the cloud, NowSecure Lab will also soon integrate with Continuous Integration (CI) tools such as Jenkins, in order to run automated testing on each new build and immediately display results from inside the web interface.

NowSecure Lab Cloud Beta Now Available Free during RSA Conference 2015

To encourage trials of NowSecure Lab's cloud beta, the premium edition is being made available for four weeks to those that register during the RSAC event, April 20-24 2015 by going to https://lab.nowsecure.com and registering with the promo code RSAC2015. Once signed up, the user will have four weeks of free access to NowSecure Lab's premium cloud testing capability and be able to test unlimited Android public and debug apps as well as owned iOS debug apps.

"This new version of NowSecure Lab, with both on-premises and cloud-based capability provides our customers with the perfect combination of mobile app assessment flexibility and power," explained Andrew Hoog, CEO and co-founder of NowSecure. "Whether you are a small developer creating a single app, or a security analyst evaluating hundreds of apps for widespread deployment, NowSecure Lab is there to minimize the risk of vulnerabilities."

For more information about the many powerful NowSecure Lab features, please visit nowsecure.com.

About NowSecure

NowSecure Inc., based in Oak Park, Illinois, was formed in 2009 as viaForensics with a mission to advance mobile security worldwide. Founded as a mobile forensics company, it has grown over three hundred percent since 2012 and provides mobile incident response, mobile security management products and insights to Fortune 1000 companies, governments and end users from 188 countries. With today's mobile economy blurring the line between what is private and public, NowSecure's mobile security solutions provide real-time visibility and remediation of security flaws on mobile devices for both individuals and enterprises. This comprehensive platform integrates mobile security testing, forensics, analytics and user device protection. Mobile security... it's different... it's possible.

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