What if enterprises had a standard for measuring the spectrum of mobile risk that provided visibility into the prevalence of threats, software vulnerabilities, and behaviors & configurations? Well, now they do. In May, Lookout unveiled the Mobile Risk Matrix, a framework illustrating the array of mobile risks across app, device, network, and web & content vectors, to help enterprises accurately identify, assess, and secure their mobile workforce. Within the framework, Lookout provides new insights on the prevalence of enterprise mobile risks pulled from the Lookout Security Cloud, a massive data set of mobile code from existing enterprise and personal customers.

The growing adoption of mobile in the enterprise has allowed for increased flexibility and productivity. However, it also brings a new set of risks to desktop-level security specific to this evolving endpoint. Lookout designed the spectrum of mobile risk to help enterprise CISOs understand and prioritize the security concerns they must address on mobile devices.

As companies across the globe continue adopting mobile to increase productivity, Lookout is constantly innovating to provide customers with the most comprehensive security solution available. With the release of this framework, Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security customers are able to:

  • Understand application interactions with social media.
  • Gain insight into secure and insecure data handling.
  • Increase visibility into out-of-date OS and configuration risks.
  • Enhance risk remediation capabilities via integrations with enterprise solutions.

For continuing to address risk in an evolving arena, Lookout has earned a Market Connections Top Innovator commendation.

As workforces across industries become more mobile, identity management is an increasing challenge. To address that challenge, IBM has developed a new hybrid cloud service to manage how employees gain access to their preferred business applications.

It’s called IBM Cloud Identity Connect. This Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provides users with rapid access to thousands of popular cloud apps while enabling single sign-on (SSO) to their applications, whether from the cloud or on-premise.

Managing and securing multiple identities across a business becomes more complex on mobile and IoT devices, desktop environments, and internet services. These complications are magnified as enterprises continue their journey to the cloud trying to bridge from their traditional on-premise tools and operate in a new hybrid world.

“Businesses need to infuse identity everywhere. Cloud Identity Connect makes it easier than ever before for customers to inspire productivity and efficiency, while helping ensure their enterprise is securely managed and can effectively transition to the cloud,” said Jason Keenaghan, Director of Strategy and Offering Management, IAM and Fraud, IBM Security.

The IBM family of IDaaS tools provides seamless access to applications across cloud, on-premise, mobile and IoT devices, and hybrid environments. These tools give enterprises access management capabilities born-on-the-cloud without sacrificing their existing investments. IBM Cloud Identity includes following services Cloud Identity Connect, Cloud Identity Service, and IBM MaaS360 UEM.

For the company’s efforts to enable mobile workforces by making applications more secure, IBM has earned a Market Connections Top Innovator commendation.

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