Skycure integrates with Microsoft EMS in enhanced mobile security play

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Mobile threat defence provider Skycure has announced it is collaborating with Microsoft on integrating its platform with Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).

The collaboration ‘allows organisations to more confidently address the needs of today’s mobile workforce, ensuring that devices are risk-free and secure before accessing corporate resources’, according to the press materials.

Customers should expect ‘seamless integration’ with EMS, formerly known as the Enterprise Mobility Suite, as well as a plethora of other benefits. Skycure said the partnership includes security above and beyond traditional enterprise mobility management (EMM) with a ‘negligible’ impact on user experience and performance, as well as usage of the security provider’s research arm.

“By combining our threat intelligence with Microsoft EMS, you can defend devices and enforce policy based on real-time risk assessment,” said Yair Amit, co-founder and CTO of Skycure in a statement. “Customers get the benefit of mobility to secure their growth, and a combination of Microsoft and Skycure to secure their mobility.”

“Skycure’s integration with Microsoft EMS provides protection for a wide range of devices that access corporate data, while making it as easy as possible for IT teams to configure,” added Andrew Conway, general manager of product marketing for Microsoft EMS.

Partnerships certainly appear to be the name of the game right now as the industry gains an increasingly mature outlook on enterprise mobile security. Microsoft had previously established a deal with Lookout, another security provider, with the message at the time from both parties being clear; mobility should empower employees, rather than restrict them. The combination was made generally available in October, while readers of this publication will recognise Skycure from their deal with AT&T to resell its Mobile Threat Defense Platform in the same month.

The integration is currently in private preview with select customers.

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Pete Wilson
10 Feb 2017, 12:47 a.m.

Nice one from EMS. We went with MaaS360.com, as it included integrated Threat Management.

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