Microsoft adds Check Point to EMS security partners, joins Zimperium and Lookout

Microsoft has announced a partnership with Check Point, integrating the latter’s SandBlast Mobile with its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite.

The companies had previously teamed up for securing Microsoft Azure with Check Point’s vSec Cloud Security, with Check Point adding that baking SandBlast Mobile, aimed at mobile threat defence, into Microsoft’s enterprise mobility management (EMM) product, Intune, “provides businesses with a comprehensive approach to manage mobile devices and protect against advanced mobile attacks.”

In a blog post, Check Point confirmed why an extra layer of security was necessary on top of EMM. “While EMMs are essential for a successful enterprise mobile deployment, as they are used for policy management and enforcement, they were not designed to detect and protect against advanced mobile threats,” the company wrote.

“As a result, integrating with SandBlast Mobile, a product designed to protect from known and unknown mobile threats, is paramount to protecting enterprise data.”

“As attacks continue to become more sophisticated, many customers are looking at how mobile threat defence solutions, such as Check Point, can help them thwart threats on mobile devices,” said Andrew Conway, Microsoft general manager for EMS in a statement. “The integration between Check Point and Microsoft Intune will help secure mobile devices from advanced cyber threats, and help ensure that only compliant devices have access to company resources.”

Microsoft is evidently taking no chances when it comes to enterprise mobile security. The company also has deals in place with Zimperium, announced last month for mobile threat defence, as well as Lookout, with that partnership becoming generally available in October last year.

The integration between Check Point and Microsoft is generally available today. 

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