At its core, Zimperium’s Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) technology provides continuous, on-device monitoring and analysis capabilities that detect mobile cyber-attacks. Leveraging its machine learning based detection engine, z9, it protects against device compromises, network attacks, phishing attempts and malicious apps. Besides, running efficiently on smartphones and tablets, the z9 engine monitors the mobile device for malicious behavior. Serving as an early warning threat detection system, z9 doesn’t rely on external IDs or malware signatures to deliver protection. This makes it immune to evasion techniques such as virtual machine spoofing, polymorphic malware, and more. By, putting the power of network intrusion prevention appliances (IPS) into the mobile device, z9 transforms the device from a risk to an advantage. z9 has detected “100 percent of zero-day mobile exploits without requiring an update or suffering from the delays and limitations of cloud-based detection,” says Chris Dworkin, GM, In-App Security, Zimperium.
In order to provide a comprehensive mobile security solution, Zimperium offers a suite of products.
The goal of the firm is to provide mobile device security insight and intelligence. “We provide visibility to the enterprise for anyone using our mobile security solutions,” adds Dworkin. Citing an example, Dworkin mentions a US-based bank that wanted to reduce the amount of online fraud they were experiencing. They had their mobile banking application deployed on over 25 million devices but little visibility into the risk. The bank embedded Zimperium’s zIAP SDK technology into their consumer banking applications and in the first 30 days, saw 900,000 threats. In those threats were 26,000 actual attacks with 2000 malicious apps and over 3000 network-based attacks. The bank is working closely with Zimperium to reduce fraud in their environment.
In recognition of delivering an industry leading mobile security solution, Zimperium has been awarded the 2018 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the Best Mobile Security Product in addition to other awards and accolades. This is reinforced through the business success where the company has seen a 300 percent increase in enterprise bookings and a 95 percent plus renewal rate. Zimperium has also signed an OEM partnership with a market-leading endpoint security vendor and a multi-year partnership with a major US city to offer mobile security to all residents.
Zimperium is often used as part of an overall end-point compliance program and specifically provides solutions for the very stringent requirements of GDPR and PSD2.