They say third time’s a charm and don’t we know it. Last night Wandera was awarded Mobile Security Solution of the Year at the Computing Security Awards for the third year running.

Wandera was also shortlisted for Security Company of the Year at the event which hosted a raft of big names in the industry including Check Point, Kaspersky and Malwarebytes. We have been very busy developing our technology this year so it’s nice to take some time to look back on the things we’ve achieved.

One of our big impact items was the advancement of our machine intelligence engine MI:RIAM to introduce zero-day phishing detection. Wandera’s zero-day phishing detection monitors suspicious URLs in real-time, capturing insights immediately after a new domain has been registered. This method of continual monitoring places MI:RIAM above traditional detection techniques that rely on scraping databases at regular intervals, often blocking threats after an attack has had the opportunity to take place.
MI:RIAM’s capabilities don’t stop at phishing. The latest zero-day malware to be discovered by MI:RIAM is RedDrop, a family of mobile malware inflicting financial cost and critical data loss on infected devices. The most worrying part? The 53 malware-ridden apps are exfiltrating sensitive data – including ambient audio recordings – and dumping it in the attacker’s Dropbox accounts to prepare for further attacks and extortion purposes.
We also recently entered the laptop market with a product to support Windows 10 devices including always-connected laptops and tablets with embedded SIMs, and MIFI device connectivity. Wandera’s Exten now means that no matter the device (mobile or laptop), no matter the connection (4G or WiFI) and no matter the location (domestic or roaming), enterprises can enable remote working without the associated risk factors.

Building on our ties with Microsoft, we were also recently named as a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association which means Wandera’s mobile intelligence will be shared with Microsoft to increase customer protection in an area of IT that is quickly becoming the biggest risk – mobile.
With new legislation coming into play, visibility of corporate data has never been so important. To help organizations develop their mobile GDPR strategy, our team has worked tirelessly creating a feature that can do exactly that. Providing visibility into where their data is being sent, which devices are vulnerable to attack and how best to implement GDPR appropriate policy across their corporate fleet.
With our heads down working on updates like these, it’s nice to take these moments to rest on our laurels and celebrate the recognition we’re received from some of the most credible names in the industry. We’re excited to continue developing powerful and innovative ways to keep enterprises protected from threats.
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