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Skycure

February 09, 2016 09:00 ET

Skycure Teams With Microsoft to Integrate Mobile Threat Defense Technology With Exchange and Office 365

Skycure for Exchange Automatically Enforces Mobile Email Security Policies With No Extra Burden to IT

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2016) - Skycure, the leader in mobile threat defense, today announced an integration with Microsoft Exchange to automatically protect the intellectual property and sensitive information stored in email. With this integration, Skycure goes into action every time a mobile device undergoes a cyber attack. Email access on mobile provides necessary, but risky, access to sensitive corporate information on both BYOD and corporate-owned devices. Skycure, together with Exchange, can ensure that only risk-free, security-compliant mobile devices can access sensitive organizational resources.

"Email is the number one way enterprises exchange information," said Adi Sharabani, CEO of Skycure. "Private corporate data could be leaving your network without your knowledge through a risky or compromised mobile device. Our goal has always been to create seamless strategies for enterprises to ensure that only security-compliant devices have access to key organizational resources, and email is the most ubiquitous resource."

Microsoft Exchange Server is the leader in on-premise messaging and collaboration, and Office 365 users now match 35 percent of that installed base. By integrating Skycure with Exchange, IT can control whether a risky or compromised device has access to Exchange email resources. Skycure for Exchange calculates a Mobile Threat Risk Score which acts as a credit score to measure the risk of threat exposure for mobile devices. Factors that affect the risk score include: recent threats the devices was exposed to such as network threats or malware, device vulnerabilities, configuration, as well as user behavior. Rankings of High, Medium, Low, and Minimal risk are calculated based on the number, significance, and recency of factors and assigned to the device in real-time.

When a device enters a high-risk zone, Skycure for Exchange can automatically prevent unauthorized users or apps from accessing email with no manual intervention from IT. In addition, Skycure automatically alerts the user that security policy has been violated and provides information for the user to take appropriate action to resolve the threat. IT departments can create granular security and compliance enforcement policies that limit Exchange access by mobile device type, downloaded apps on the device, network the device connects to, or if they have high-severity unpatched vulnerabilities.

"Not only does Skycure for Exchange help us protect the company from mobile threats, it helps us enforce security policy," said Amir Kadar, Director of IT for Ceragon Networks. "We can now easily see which devices are complying with mobile security policy and which aren't. Skycure is so valuable to our organization that any device that does not have Skycure installed is automatically blocked from accessing email -- a feature the Exchange integration makes easy."

Skycure's integration with Exchange doesn't rely on a pre-installed third-party Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution to enforce policy. Skycure for Exchange offers:

  • Automatic detection of new devices accessing the Exchange server
  • Auto-enrollment of those devices without creating any extra burden for IT
  • Detection and reporting on "ghost" mobile devices that were not previously visible to IT
  • The ability to automatically revoke email access for high-risk devices
  • Automatic user notification of mobile threats via email with a time window to resolve the threat
  • Prediction, detection, and prevention against multiple mobile attack vectors - physical, network, malware and vulnerability exploits. 

Deployment of Skycure for Exchange is simple. Mobile Exchange users automatically receive an email directing them to download Skycure from the App Store or Google Play store and login with their existing Exchange ID.

Skycure for Exchange is available now. For more information on Skycure for Exchange, go to: https://www.skycure.com/skycure-for-microsoft-exchange-and-office-365/. For details and to learn more about how Skycure Mobile Threat Defense protects organizations and prevents cyber attacks without compromising the mobile user experience or privacy, visit www.skycure.com.

About Skycure
Skycure is a mobile threat defense company that detects and prevents cyber attacks without compromising the mobile user experience or privacy. Skycure's predictive technology leverages massive crowd knowledge to proactively identify threats and secure mobile devices. Skycure's founders, Adi Sharabani and Yair Amit, have identified some of the most-discussed mobile device vulnerabilities of the past few years. The company has offices in Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, and Ottawa, and is backed by Pitango Venture Capital, Shasta Ventures, New York Life, Mike Weider, Peter McKay, and other strategic investors.

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