|By Business Wire||
|August 13, 2014 09:03 AM EDT||
AirPatrol Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SYRX), today announced a new add-in for its ZoneDefense® 5 mobile device security platform that will allow organizations using the Enterprise Mobility Management suite from VMware’s AirWatch® to automatically switch security policies of smartphones and tablets based on the device’s owner and location. AirPatrol’s ZoneDefense 5 for AirWatch allows systems administrators to create “hot zones” that can change the features, apps and content available on an AirWatch-managed device when it enters the area. The hot zones can be as large as an entire building or as small as an office cubicle.
“A mobile device is a lot more than just a handheld computer. It’s a phone, a camera, a game console, a social tool and much more. What role it serves is based in large part on who the user is, where they are and when they are there,” said AirPatrol CEO Cleve Adams. “With ZoneDefense for AirWatch, organizations can shift from the ‘one device, one policy’ model inherited from the PC and laptop era in favor of a ‘the right policy at the right place’ paradigm much more suited to the mobile world.”
The ability to automatically change device policies based on zone makes it simple for organizations to manage areas that have differing security levels, such as a building lobby versus the corporate boardroom. As a mobile device enters a zone, a new security policy can be triggered that prevents unauthorized activities such as file transfers, use of a camera or recording device, or accessing certain apps. Once the device exits the zone, the more stringent security policy is replaced with the standard one and mobile device activities return to normal.
Beyond the ability to automatically manage device security based on location, ZoneDefense for AirWatch also gives systems and security personnel a more complete view of the mobile devices operating within the organization. Capable of detecting and locating all cellular and WiFi devices, whether managed by AirWatch or not, ZoneDefense offers administrators the ability to identify, monitor and report on rogue smartphones and tablets that would otherwise operate “under the radar.”
“Most people are surprised to learn just how many mobile devices are roaming freely about their organization doing who-knows-what,” Adams said. “With ZoneDefense for AirWatch, companies will have a handle on all of them, both known and unknown.”
AirPatrol’s ZoneDefense for AirWatch is now available from AirPatrol and AirPatrol authorized resellers. The company will be demonstrating ZoneDefense at AirWatch’s Connect event in Atlanta, September 8 – 11, 2014.
AirPatrol, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysorex Global Holdings Corp., is a developer of mobile device identification and locationing systems. Its flagship product, ZoneDefense, is a security platform for wireless and cellular networks that can detect, monitor and manage the behavior of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices based on their location. AirPatrol also offers a business-to-consumer platform called ZoneAware that allows retailers, resort owners, consumer firms and others to deliver custom content and services based on a mobile device’s location. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., AirPatrol has regional offices in San Diego, California, Vancouver, Canada, Sydney, Australia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. AirPatrol customers include numerous government and military agencies and large enterprises around the globe. For more information on AirPatrol Corporation and its products, call 410-290-3446, email: [email protected] or visit www.airpatrolcorp.com.
About Sysorex Global Holdings Corp.
Through focused, custom technology solutions, Sysorex (NASDAQ:SYRX) provides cyber security, data analytics, custom application development, cloud solutions, Mobile/BYOD solutions and strategic outsourcing to government and commercial clients in major industries around the world. From identifying security risks to helping clients realize value from their big data strategies, Sysorex has the experience, technology, partners, and agility to be your trusted IT partner. Visit www.sysorex.com, follow @SysorexGlobal and Like us on Facebook.
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