‘Reputation’ Update from NetMotion: A Huge Boost for the Security and Productivity of Mobile Workers
New service identifies the risk level and usage category of websites for devices operating on any network, at any time, in any place – admins can now defend against threats and enforce acceptable usage policies without impeding user experience.
Seattle, WA – April 30, 2019 – NetMotion® Software, the leader in mobile enterprise productivity solutions, today announced NetMotion Reputation, a new subscription service that identifies the risk profile and usage categories of hundreds of millions of web domains. The Reputation update allows IT teams to get visibility into user behavior, including a better understanding into access to risky or inappropriate cloud applications and websites. Customers can also block access if an end-user inadvertently clicks a malicious link in an SMS or mobile application – even when on cellular or public WiFi connections – which many network security services cannot prevent.
Reputation categorizes websites by site type, granting administrators visibility into potential violations of acceptable usage policies, such as adult content or unlicensed filesharing. The definition of “inappropriate” varies from workplace to workplace and team to team, so Reputation gives the level of detail necessary for IT to set policies tailored to their specific company and user base. For example, an airline will likely wish to prevent its employees from accessing weapons-related material, while a regional law enforcement agency may actively encourage it.
This release, which builds upon the Q1 NetMotion Aware launch, is the latest step towards giving IT teams the same level of visibility and control of their remote workforce as they have for their traditional desktop infrastructure.
The Reputation service is all about giving organizations new intelligence into the domains their remote workers are accessing. With that information, they can implement powerful and precise mitigation policies that block or allow access by user, application, domain, network or time of day. IT departments can protect users without hampering their experience or interfering with their daily tasks.
VP Products, NetMotion Software
The Reputation service is powered by a contextual analysis and machine learning engine that crawls, classifies and categorizes millions of domains per day.
Reputation enables businesses to:
- Understand more about potentially inappropriate, insecure or unproductive web usage by users operating remotely on work-assigned devices
- Identify sites that host malware, cryptojacking scripts, phishing campaigns, or other dangerous content
- Prevent phishing attacks with policy-based blocking access to the infected domain, even if a user clicks on a malicious link in email, SMS or a mobile app
- Improve connectivity and network performance by setting policies that prevent access to bandwidth-heavy, non-work sites like Netflix or YouTube
- Gain insight and operational intelligence in MobileIQ on the risk level and category of web destinations accessed by mobile employees.
About NetMotion Software
NetMotion provides security solutions for millions of devices deployed around the world, including 7 of the 10 largest airlines, 85% of US public safety agencies, and a variety of other major organizations ranging from utilities and healthcare to logistics and legal sectors. Customers choose the NetMotion platform for its powerful software-defined perimeter (SDP / ZTNA), experience monitoring and mobile-first enterprise VPN functionality. These solutions stand out for their ability to actively improve the employee experience, validated by a satisfaction rating of 97% and an NPS of 91. NetMotion is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Victoria, Chicago, London, Tokyo, Sydney and Frankfurt.
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