In a bid to bolster its mobile security infrastructure for enterprise, Microsoft has partnered with cyber security firm Lookout. The deal, announced by the security firm today, will see the Lookout Mobile Threat Protection integrated with the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS).
Michael McBride, SVP Worldwide Field Operations for Lookout, the collaboration will “enhance enterprise mobile security.”
“When mobile threats are detected, the integration between Lookout and Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite will give IT and security teams the ability to take action — protecting data across users' devices, and applications. Teams will also be able to use threat intelligence from Lookout to set policies. This helps everyone manage and secure access to cloud and on-premise applications, as well as to selectively wipe corporate data from devices.”
Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite was launched in 2014 as a mobile security-oriented service that gave IT admins that ability to better manage and protect their data. The suite allows enterprise customer to protect user identity, while also securing apps, data, and company devices.
The rising use of mobile devices combined with the rising prevalence of sophisticated threats against mobile apps, networks, and devices adds up to one clear conclusion: it's vital that enterprises get ahead of their mobile risks, and now is the time to get mobile security right.
Brad Anderson, corporate vice president for Microsoft's Enterprise Client & Mobility Group said that the company's “mobile first, cloud” first strategy allows EMS to make companies even more secure.
Earlier in the month, Microsoft enhanced the security features of EMS by opening Azure AD Identity Protection for federated identities.