Zimperium recently announced an integration with Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) platform in order to provide threat protection and comprehensive mobile risk management in real time. This couldn’t come at a better time, given all of the malware and ransomware attacks making headlines.
The integration is in private preview with just a few chosen clients, but was created to offer up to the moment mobile threat defense (MTD) protection for the enterprise. It then sends intelligence to Microsoft Intune, the Redmond company’s mobile device and app management tool.
According to Zimperium, combining its product and Microsoft EMS means security professionals can set rules based on risk level or compliance regulations.
“When Zimperium reports a dangerous threat, Intune marks it as ‘non-compliant’ and is able to restrict access to applications and resources, for example email or company documents,” according to the company. “Once the threat is mitigated, zConsole updates the device’s threat level and allows Intune to grant access.”
Zimperium provided the following features that the integration with Microsoft Intune will offer:
- Ease of Deployment: Seamless deployment and management of Zimperium’s threat defense solution via Microsoft Intune, with activation through Microsoft Azure Active Directory. The solution is deployed to employees’ devices via Intune’s app delivery capabilities.
- Real-time Threat Protection: Zimperium’s machine-learning models have been developed and refined through years of threat intelligence research. The solution provides comprehensive, on-device mobile threat protection along with configurable end-user notifications and alerts, defined by Intune’s customized threat threshold for assessing device risk posture.
- Comprehensive Mobile Risk Management: The combination of Zimperium and Microsoft EMS allows IT security administrators to set rules based on risk level or compliance regulations that automatically regulate users’ and devices’ access to services. When Zimperium reports a dangerous threat, Intune marks it as “non-compliant” and is able to restrict access to applications and resources, for example email or company documents. Once the threat is mitigated, zConsole updates the device’s threat level and allows the Intune to grant access.
- Available in Azure: Zimperium can deployed using available Azure resources and integrated with Intune and AAD.
Upwards of 10 million mobile devices are licensed with Zimperium MTD. The vendor is partnered with various well-known companies including SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom, and BlackBerry.
“Zimperium is excited to integrate with Microsoft to help organisations of all sizes proactively protect employees and data from mobile threats,” John Michelsen, Zimperium chief product officer said in a statement. “The combination of EMS conditional access technology and Zimperium’s MTD platform provides significant business, security and compliance value.”