The real reason to be scared this Halloween

In the global network of corporate mobile devices, we can see users connecting to wireless hotspots all the time, without any security measures in place (for example iPass SmartConnect, Wandera Secure etc). Scary stuff. In fact, research by Wandera shows that the average corporate device connects to 12 Wi-Fi hotspots a day, without any encryption, sometimes automatically – so there are infinite opportunities for the user to put themselves, and their data, at risk.

Man-in-the-Middle attacks

A Man-in-the-Middle attack occurs when the communication between two systems is intercepted by a third party, aka a Man-in-the-Middle. This can happen in any form of online communication, such as email, web browsing, social media, etc.

Not only is the attacker trying to eavesdrop on private conversations, their end goal is often to target information inside the device. Once they gain access to the device, the damage they can do is endless; steal credentials, transfer data files, install Malware, or even spy on the user. Spooky.

Since Man-in-the-Middle attacks can succeed only when the attacker can impersonate each endpoint to the satisfaction of the other, the two crucial points in defending against attacks are authentication and encryption.

How we protect you

While traditional security engines rely on identical signature-based detection, MI:RIAM (the mobile intelligence engine) learns the structural patterns of malware and other threats, enabling her to uncover brand new threats like SLocker and protect your mobile fleet.

Not only that, but MI:RIAM enables Wandera to block these attacks proactively through its secure mobile gateway, stopping them before they even reach the device. This can only occur thanks to her continuous knowledge of the fleet’s traffic.

Every single device enabled with Wandera is monitored and analyzed by MI:RIAM, for every single second of every single day.

Many businesses are currently being hit over and over again by variations of perpetuating malware attacks that their security solution cannot recognize or protect against.

In contrast, Flexinets customers can sleep soundly, knowing they are protected by MI:RIAM’s always-on detection capabilities.