Check Point Software Technologies Ltd, one of the leading providers of cyber security solutions globally, recently announced results from the first ever study on the impact of mobile attacks in enterprise environments.
Findings from the research are based on data collected from more than 850 organisations spread across four continents. The results are stark: enterprise mobility is found to be susceptible to attack on both major mobile platforms, Android and iOS.
Threats to mobile users are capable of compromising any device and accessing sensitive data at any time. These threats impact every type of business from financial services to government to manufacturing.
Some key findings:
* 100% of all businesses had experienced a mobile malware attack
* 54 is the average number of mobile malware attacks per business
* 89% of businesses experienced a man-in-the-middle attack over Wi-Fi
* 75% averaged 35 rooted or jailbroken devices on network
In response to these research findings, Check Point has announced improved capabilities for SandBlast Mobile, the industry leading threat defense solution to prevent advanced mobile cyber-attacks.
“The financial value and frequency of attacks on mobile devices exceeded that for PCs in 2017, which help explain the findings of the report,” said Rick Rogers, Area Manager, Africa Check Point.
“Mobile devices are essentially the new ‘backdoor’ for cyber-criminals, and we are pleased to provide this improved SandBlast Mobile solution to proactively protect enterprises and individual consumers.”