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Thursday | January 21, 2016

CLOUDPRO  |  Research by Appthority revealed 99% of free iOS and Android apps demonstrate at least one ‘risky’ behavior, such as pulling confidential information from devices without the user’s knowledge.


This tool will root out dangerous apps on staff’s mobile devices

By Clare Hopping – Civica and Snow Software have joined forces to help companies manage data leaks and identify dangerous apps.

Software asset management (SAM) tool Civia Cloud EMM allows organisations to look for security threats across all mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, to enable heightened corporate security.

“The launch of the Civica Cloud EMM extends [our] award winning service to control data leakage, optimise productivity and improve cost-efficiencies across an organisation’s mobile assets,” said Stewart Mcluskey, director of sales and operations at Civica.

“Civica Cloud EMM can be run independently, however the greatest benefit will be felt when run alongside Civica’s existing SAM capabilities to provide comprehensive end-to-end insight into any organisational device.”

Civica Cloud EMM will notify IT departments if a particular device or application in use by employees is inadvertently leaking data, and it can shut it down remotely, as well as control email, Wi-Fi and other features via the management platform.

It can also advise IT managers whether applications should be shut down to offer cost savings to the company.

“The Civica Cloud EMM service being launched by Civica provides customers with the natural extension of SAM solutions and mobile compliance,” said Alan Giles, mobility business unit manager at Snow Software.

“Snow Software is delighted to be building on the strong partnership with Civica, and believes that Civica’s customers will see huge productivity and efficiency gains when using this service.”

The announcement goes hand in hand with research by Appthority that revealed 99 per cent of free iOS and Android apps demonstrate at least one ‘risky’ behaviour, such as pulling confidential information from devices without the user’s knowledge.

Read the original story on CloudPro here.