Enterprise mobility is susceptible to attack on both major mobile platforms, Android and iOS.
This warning comes as Check Point Technologies releases the results of its first-ever study on the impact of mobile attacks in enterprise environments.
Data collected from more than 850 organisations on four continents shows that threats to mobile users are capable of compromising any device and accessing sensitive data at any time. These threats impact every type of business from financial services to government to manufacturing.
Some key findings of the research include:
* 100% of all businesses had experienced a mobile malware attack;
* 54 is the average number of mobile malware attacks per business;
* 89% of businesses experienced a man-in-the-middle attack over WiFi; and
* 75% averaged 35 rooted or jailbroken devices on network.
In response to these research findings, Check Point has announced improved capabilities for SandBlast Mobile, a threat defense solution to prevent advanced mobile cyber-attacks.
“The financial value and frequency of attacks on mobile devices exceeded that for PCs in 2017, which help explain the findings of the report,” said Doros Hadjizenonos, country manager at Check Point South Africa. “Mobile devices are essentially the new ‘backdoor’ for cyber-criminals, and we are pleased to provide this improved SandBlast Mobile solution to proactively protect enterprises and individual consumers.”