New technology stops mobile malware calling home

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Modern day malware is all about stealing, whether it's data or money. That means to be effective it needs to communicate with its command and control servers.

A new technology released by cloud-based anti-malware company Percipient Networks for its Strongarm product aims to break this link without the need for VPNs or other potentially hard to implement solutions.

Strongarm's Always-On Protection enables small and medium-size businesses to easily protect mobile workers from sophisticated social engineering and malware attacks no matter where they are located or connected to the internet. It’s a light-weight solution which makes it simple for small IT departments to easily configure employee-owned BYOD and corporate devices to protect them from phishing, ransomware and other exploits.

The solution directs malware communications to a 'blackhole' server to defuse the threat. It can then locate all of the infected devices and learn how the malware got into the network enabling IT teams to shore up their cybersecurity defenses.

"Entrepreneurs and executives at SMBs can rarely take their foot off the gas which requires them to work from literally everywhere. These people need solutions that protect them regardless of where their business takes them and what device they are working on," says Todd O'Boyle, chief technology officer and co-founder of Percipient Networks. "Strongarm is a simple, automated solution to help ensure sensitive information is never at risk, no matter where mobile workers access sensitive data".

Always-On Protection is included with Strongarm from today and SMBs can sign up for a free trial account on the company's website.

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