CWSI partners with Appthority for risk management in enterprise mobility

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15 October 2015

Mobile IT integrator and security company CWSI has established a partnership with mobile app risk management company Appthority that will allow it to offer a managed solution for App Risk Management (ARM) which includes initial app estate audit and ongoing reporting on all apps within the enterprise.

The ARM service will also monitor the behaviour of new release updates for all apps on both corporate and employee owned devices.

The dramatic increase in employee use of mobile apps has resulted in a rise in a corresponding rise in information security and corporate data risks, said Ronan Murphy, CEO, CWSI.  “With millions of mobile apps to choose from, and employees installing or updating hundreds of thousands of apps every day, it’s been impossible for IT mobility and security teams to keep up with potential threats, until now. We are also seeing data leakage via mainstream applications on employee devices which organisations are struggling with.”

The Appthority solution mitigates these risks by enabling enterprise IT to automate the collection, analysis, and risk remediation of employee mobile apps that threaten company data and/or violate compliance policies for information security. The CWSI said that its partnership with Appthority will identify, expose and eliminate mobile app risk to the enterprise before it becomes a business-critical issue or crisis.

Organisations that struggle with resourcing an approved app catalogue now have a solution that can be easily managed on an ongoing basis, eliminating use of risky apps on a trust score scale where needed, saving resource time and mitigating risk.

CWSI said that it will deliver these solutions to the government and enterprise market in Ireland and provide them with the tools they need to innovate in a changing mobile environment.

“This partnership with Appthority forms part of our strategic programme to develop partnerships with world leading technology companies for the benefit of our clients,” said Murphy.


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