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M.A.D. Partners Releases Mobile Active Defense

Mobile Active Defense can be hosted or managed
ATLANTA GA: M.A.D. Partners, a global leader in securing smart phones and mobile devices, announces the immediate availability of Mobile Active Defense, the first 100% cloud based and comprehensive mobile security solution for the enterprise. Mobile Active Defense forces all iPhone, iPad and iTouch traffic through the device VPN to the industry’s first Mobile Enterprise Compliance and Security (MECS) Server – a fully managed firewall that can either be hosted or managed.

Using zero footprint technology, Mobile Active Defense offers IT and IS professionals exactly what they’ve been waiting for; comprehensive mobile security that also allows for complete compliancy. According to M.A.D. Partners’ CTO, Rob Smith, “M.A.D. protects just about everything the CISO and CTO would want. Email security, anti-virus, spam and malware detection and removal, encryption, VPN, a granular policy driven firewall, inventory control, provisioning and of course, extensive reporting.”

M.A.D. Enterprise does not require any changes to existing security or IT infrastructure and can be up and running within hours. Moreover, Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile support will be available in coming weeks, all managed through a single console interface and managed firewall.

As Larry Whiteside Jr., CISO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York puts it, “We have had the types of controls needed for security and compliance with Blackberry for years. It is critical that we demand the same level of security be used to mitigate against the risk inherent in iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices now that they are appearing in the enterprise.”

With the success and security that was delivered with the BlackBerry and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES), many information security and technology professionals looked beyond mobile security and switched their focus to more pressing concerns. However, with the rapid success and consumerization of a myriad of intelligent mobile technologies including the iPhone, iPad, Android phones, Nokia Symbian and Windows Mobile devices, the lack of available security and compliance for the mobile enterprise marks the availability of Mobile Active Defense at a critical and opportune time for companies in all sectors.

Prior to Mobile Active Defense, and due to limited options, organizations have been piloting, or worse yet deploying these devices, using only the available controls from Microsoft ActiveSync and the iPhone native operating system. Multiple vendors unfortunately claim that managing these anemic features is ‘security’. With less than 50% of the controls offered by Mobile Active Defense – security and technology professionals have nervously been trying to figure out how to get back to the standard which they are used to with solutions like BES. Now with Mobile Active Defense, they have their answer.

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