Swisscom Gains Real-Time Insight Into Mobile App Risk with Appthority
CheckAp Empowers Mobile Risk Management for Thousands of Swisscom Customers
San Francisco —July 22, 2014 — Appthority, the leader in mobile app risk management, today announced that Swisscom, one of Europe’s leading telecommunications providers, has launched a branded Mobile App Risk Management service powered by Appthority.
The CheckAp service is widely available to both Swisscom and non-Swisscom customers in four languages, giving them access to over 2.5 million iOS and Android apps analyzed by Appthority. With the proliferation of mobile apps, Swisscom wanted to provide mobile users with in-depth app risk information beyond analysis for malware. Although, malware is an ongoing issue, Swisscom needed comprehensive discovery and analysis of risky security and privacy behaviors behind mobile apps.
“There are millions of mobile apps out there and we know our consumers worry about app security and privacy risks, so we asked ourselves, ‘how could Swisscom provide app risk information to our customers?’” said Mathias Kienholz, Head of Security Product Management. “Appthority’s global database of apps and app stores offers especially comprehensive coverage of Swiss apps to keep our customers protected against harmful mobile apps before their personal and company data is put at-risk.”
In less than six months, the Appthority-powered CheckAp has exceeded 40,000 downloads across the iOS and Android platforms, making it a “Top 10” app for Swisscom with consistently high ratings and customer reviews.
“Swisscom is a world-class service telecom provider with a long tradition of innovation, and we are excited to partner with them,” said Paul Stich, CEO, Appthority. “European consumers need in-depth insight into the privacy and security risks behind apps before they download them. Appthority will help keep Swisscom customers safe, and also protect enterprises who are empowering their workforces by allowing them to use their personal mobile devices for work, but who don’t want sensitive data compromised by risky app behaviors.”
The new Appthority-powered Swisscom App offers fully automated results and detailed risk information as well as extensive API capabilities and documentation for the Swisscom development team. Customer reports can be localized with Appthority’s support for multiple languages.
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Appthority’s Mobile App Risk Management service automates the discovery, analysis, and approval of apps present on employee devices. Only Appthority combines the largest global database of millions of previously analyzed public and enterprise apps with a policy management engine to automate app review and approval of new apps as well as enforce custom, acceptable use policies for thousands of employees within minutes. Appthority enables companies to leverage mobility and empower a smarter, safer, mobile workforce. More information on Appthority can be found at https://www.appthority.com.
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About Swisscom AG
Swisscom is Switzerland’s leading telecom provider with its headquarters in Ittigen, close to the capital city, Berne. With over 20,000 employees it generated turnover of CHF 11.43 billion in 2013. Swisscom is one of the most sustainable companies in Switzerland and Europe with 6.4 million mobile customers, more than one million Swisscom TV customers and around 2.06 million broadband connections (retail). Swisscom also ranks as one of the leading Swiss providers specializing in the integration and operation of complex IT systems. The IT core skills lie in the fields of IT outsourcing services, workplace and mobility services, SAP services and services for the financial industry.
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