After thorough research performed by our mobile threat prevention (MTP) partner, Check Point, a new and alarming type of malware campaign has been identified. Known as Gooligan, this malware is used to generate ad revenue on the Android platform. Check Point noted that as of the end of November, Gooligan had breached the security of more than one million Google accounts, with an additional 13,000 devices being impacted each day.
Financial services, and banking in particular, is an industry that has been and continues to be impacted dramatically by the evolution of technology. From mobile deposits and money transfers through apps to smart ATMs, a number of conveniences have been created that continue to shape customer expectations and loyalty. In fact, Business Insider recently posted an interesting summary of how device preferences for performing banking activities is changing.
As enterprises began favoring the shift from software running on PCs to mobile devices connected to cloud services, Microsoft 365 was all but written off by many of its critics. Fortunately for Microsoft, their vision for remaking the company into a subscription provider whose customers rent, rather than buy, software is paying off. In fact, according to Skyhighâ€™s Office 365 Adoption & Risk Report issued in second quarter 2016, one out of every five corporate employees was using an Office 365 cloud service, up from less than 7 percent just nine months prior. Put another way, in the last two years Office 365 has eclipsed all other cloud providers to emerge as the most widely used enterprise cloud service by user count.
For companies with limited IT infrastructure, resources and support, the task of managing mobile devices can be perceived as costly and overly complex. Thanks to continued innovation and leadership in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, VMware has introduced a solution to eliminate these barriers to entry. AirWatch Express is a simple and affordable mobile device management (MDM) solution designed to get mobile devices up and running quickly by minimizing the technical steps typically needed for set-up and management.
Windows 10 is Microsoftâ€™s first truly mobile operating system designed to work seamlessly across mobile devices and PCs. This mobile-first, cloud-first platform introduces a range of enterprise-ready features across the entire device lifecycle. As a Windows 10 Launch Partner vendor, VMware has been working with Microsoft from the beginning, with AirWatch incorporating EMM management tools for Windows 10 devices since day one of the rollout in July of 2015.
Earlier this year, four leading enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendors, AirWach by VMware, IBM MaaS360, JAMF Software and MobileIron, announced they would come together to launch the AppConfig Community to promote enterprise app development and best practices. While the founding members originally focused on iOS app development, they quickly realized the importance of creating Android standards as a means for enhancing EMM security.