The number of organizations banning applications due to surveillance and spyware concerns on employee devices continues to grow In 2020, the average smartphone user had 40 apps installed on their mobile phone (source). And Zimperium’s zLab Research team found last year (2022) that 23% of all Android samples and 24% of the iOS apps in the public record are malicious, meaning mobile apps represent a major attack surface.
Mobile threat defense (MTD) solutions protect mobile platforms by detecting threats to apps on the devices as well as operating systems and the networks they use. While MTD is a vital component of enterprise security that should be integrated into Zero Trust architecture, organizations also get significant benefits from the app vetting capabilities, especially in this era requiring specific app policy enforcement. In fact, according to the 2023 Gartner Market Guide for Mobile Threat Defense, “Security and risk management leaders looking for immediate, visible value to justify an MTD investment should use the app-vetting and device vulnerability management features. These two features enable them to demonstrate quickly how MTD reduces app risk and device risk.”
Join Zimperium and SANS for a webinar to discuss how to use mobile app vetting to protect your organization from security and privacy threats.