Trusteer, provider of secure web access services, and WorkLight, provider of mobile application platform technology, have announced a partnership to provide enterprises with enhanced security of mobile applications developed, run and managed using the WorkLight Mobile Platform.
Integration of Trusteer Secure Web Access with the WorkLight Mobile Platform will complement built-in security mechanisms currently offered by WorkLight to ensure that enterprise applications developed for smartphones and tablets, including the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, iPad and others, are automatically protected against the growing security risks associated with malware.
The proliferation of personal smartphones and tablets is creating a dangerous gap in enterprise security, and the problem is expected to grow significantly in 2011 and beyond.
Gartner recently reported that worldwide mobile device sales to end users totalled 1.6 billion units in 2010, a 31.8 percent increase over 2009, and smartphone sales to end users were up 72.1 percent from 2009 and accounted for 19 percent of total mobile communications device sales in 2010.
In the US Gartner expects smartphone sales to grow from 67 million units in 2010 to 95 million units in 2011. The number of enterprise applications being developed and extended to mobile devices is growing at an even greater rate. For every smartphone and tablet, there are hundreds if not thousands of applications offered by companies for consumer, business, and employee use.
The WorkLight Mobile Platform enables organisations to create and manage rich applications for these popular devices, while ensuring optimal user experiences per environment with reduced time to market, development cost and ongoing maintenance. Trusteer Secure Web Access detects smartphones and tablets infected with, or at risk of infection from malware and prevents them from connecting to protected enterprise web resources. In addition, it provides real-time alerts to enterprises on infected or vulnerable devices that attempt to connect to resources and applications. Trusteer’s service allows enterprises to benefit from the productivity and flexibility provided by mobile applications without the security risk.
Trusteer Secure Web Access is integrated with the WorkLight Mobile Platform to enhance existing security mechanisms currently offered by the platform. Both Trusteer and WorkLight are used by some of the largest companies in the world.