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Iscan Online Announces Android App for Mobile Security Scanning

MDM with Vulnerability, Compliance and Data Discovery Now Possible for Android Devices

iScan Online, pioneers of opportunistic security scanning from the cloud to any device, anytime, anywhere, today announced the availability of the iScan Online Android App to scan both Android smartphones and tablets. Building on their previous capability of scanning all Windows and Mac devices, iScan Online seeks to give administrators insight and confidence regarding all of the devices that have access to their organizations' networks.

As most organizations have been overwhelmed by the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, ensuring BYOD devices are secure when and where they access the network has caused sleepless nights for many network and security administrators. While servers and desktops are relatively static, today's organizations are comprised of transient users in many locations, using a plethora of devices and resources.  These devices make up the "dark matter" of today's networks. Managing these devices, and gaining visibility for regulatory compliance such as PCI and HIPAA, are all required tasks, but difficult to accomplish. In addition, scanning for traditional vulnerabilities or for specific data, such as unencrypted credit card data (PAN) and social security numbers, has never been addressed for mobile devices.

"With the release of the iScan Online Android App we have taken a big step, providing visibility into devices that have previously been the dark matter of your network," said Carl Banzhof, CEO of iScan Online. "Android holds a majority share of all mobile devices accessing the network; it was important that our first mobile app be designed for the Android market. We are really very excited to bring security scanning anytime, anywhere, any place to this explosively growing market."

The latest numbers from IDC indicate that Android devices accounted for 70 percent of all smartphones shipped during the fourth quarter of 2012. In the tablet space, Android devices account for an estimated 43 percent of the rapidly growing market, according to IDC.

The iScan Online solution is designed to scan thousands of devices simultaneously. Results are sent securely to the cloud where iScan Online can deliver per device scan results as well as organization-wide reporting through the iScan Cloud Console.  Pricing is based on a per device model which includes the iScan Cloud Console.

Features / Benefits

The iScan Online Android App marries the convenience of MDM (mobile device management) features with security to provide the ultimate mobile security compliance solution.

  • Vulnerability Detection - Applications & Operating System Vulnerabilities
  • Configuration related issues - Wireless configurations, Bluetooth & Operating system and application settings
  • Data Discovery - Unencrypted Credit Card Data (PAN)
  • Password policies
  • Remote lock & Remote wipe
  • Device location

Availability

The iScan Online Android App will be available from the Google Play Marketplace on or about February 26, 2013.

About iScan Online

iScan Online is pioneering the use of opportunistic scanning on any device, anytime, anywhere. iScan Online scans for vulnerabilities, regulatory compliance and data discovery on Mac, Windows and Mobile devices. Based in Dallas, iScan Online is available via its website and through iScan Online partners. For more information and a free trial scan visit http://www.iscanonline.com.

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