AirPatrol releases ZoneDefense, a new method of enforcing mobile security policy

AirPatrol unveiled ZoneDefense, a new mobile monitoring
and policy enforcement technology that allow enterprises support the use of
consumer and mobile devices on premises while also ensuring that end users are
adhering to company security policies.

ZoneDefense is the first and only security technology
that can detect any mobile device in an enterprise, track its location, check
its compliance with company policy and enforce rules based on where the user is
located and who is nearby.

“We’re very excited about this release. AirPatrol’s
ZoneDefense is the necessary wireless component to complete the cybersecurity
ecosystem,” said Dennis Pollutro, CEO of AirPatrol.

There is a prevalent security threat as many personal
devices are brought into the work environment. However, AirPatrol do not only
protect corporate assets but also focus on the empowerment of the employee
using these devices and their capabilities based on both location and context.

Under ZoneDefense, any mobile device that is detected
whether it is a managed device or an unknown device can follow
specifically-defined policies based on where it is located and who is nearby.

For example, a mobile device that is allowed to do file
sharing in an approved area of the headquarters building might have file
sharing turned off in another part of the facility. Enterprises also can set up
the system to trigger an alert when an unknown device enters a secure zone such
as a boardroom, trading floor or SCIF.

Utilizing commercial wireless bands and Wi-Fi,
ZoneDefense’s carrier-agnostic abilities are able to track a device within a
couple of meters of its exact location. Platforms supported currently include
the iOS (iPhones and iPads) and BlackBerry but will expand to the Android
operating system later this year.

“ZoneDefense revolutionizes the way we monitor and
manage the very fluid and ubiquitous mobile device layer through intelligence.
Through continuous wireless monitoring and situational awareness, AirPatrol’s
ZoneDefense has an advance persistent response that is paramount in today’s
wireless security,” said Tom Kellermann, CTO of AirPatrol.

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