Telecom Lead India: Blue Coat Systems will launch Blue Coat Mobile Device Security (MDS) service for enterprises on December 10.
Enterprises will benefit as the new security-as-a-service closes the security gap that leaves businesses without a control point over mobile browser (m.) applications and exposed to Web-based threats.
Cantoni, a design consultancy with furniture showrooms in the U.S., has benefitted from Blue Coat that keeps its employees safe from threats while they are in offices and showrooms.
“Our designers are constantly online, interacting with customers via social networking and staying abreast of the latest styles and trends, so creating a secure environment for them is job number one for me and my team,” said John Nevener, IT manager at Cantoni.
The Blue Coat MDS service operates at the network level, versus the device level, to extend the same protection and control that is available in corporate headquarters to mobile devices in any location. This approach allows businesses to embrace mobile devices in the corporate environment by delivering three key features:
The Blue Coat MDS service is powered by WebPulse and Negative Day Defense to protect against device agnostic threats that indiscriminately target users on laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets.
“The new enterprise exists beyond the office, in airports and coffee shops, wherever employees are, and successfully leveraging this new mobility requires enterprises to fully integrate mobile devices into their corporate environment by extending protection and policies to them, wherever they are,” said Christian Christiansen, program vice president, security at IDC.
The Blue Coat MDS service is available through the Blue Coat Cloud Service, an enterprise-grade global infrastructure that delivers performance and scale with a 99.99 percent service level guarantee.
“Mobile devices are game changing for the enterprise, but today, users on those devices are almost completely unprotected against Web-based threats and inadvertent data loss from unmanaged mobile browser applications,” said Steve Schoenfeld, vice president of product management at Blue Coat Systems.
Recently, InfotechLead.com reported that Blue Coat Systems, a provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, has appointed Hugh Thompson as senior vice president and chief security strategist. Thompson will focus on aligning Blue Coat’s vision and product implementation to market requirements.