2016 Mobility 100: 25 Coolest Mobile Security And Data Protection Vendors

Mobile 100: 25 Coolest Mobile Security And Data Protection Vendors

Solution providers are talking to more CIOs and business executives about securing their mobile workforce as concerns about data and network security intensify.

Mobile manufacturers like Apple and Samsung offer their own in-house security features, but for businesses in the government and financial verticals, there is a need for third-party mobile security solutions as an extra measure.

Several third-party mobile security vendors are offering a variety of solutions through their channel partners to address mobile security and data protection for small to large enterprise businesses, from Lookout’s security offerings to Kaspersky’s mobile security technologies.

Following are 25 of the coolest mobile security and data protection vendors.


Cleve Adams, President, CEO

Headquarters: Maple Lawn, Md.

Airpatrol offers a variety of products to enhance mobile applications and services with location-based controls. Airpatrol Zone Technologies lets government agencies, developers and service providers include mobile security through adding location-based delivery and management. The company's ZoneDefense product, for instance, delivers mobile device monitoring and location-based policy controls for endpoint security.


P.J. Gupta, Founder, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Amtel simplifies mobile collaboration by helping organizations improve operating efficiency, mobile worker productivity and compliance through its mobile security solution that protects corporate data access on phones, offers control over corporate email access on devices, and offers geo-fencing and location-based security. The solution supports Apple iOS and OS X configurations, and is compliant with Samsung Safe and Samsung Knox.


Gary Kovacs, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

AVG offers mobile security support through offering apps for Android and iOS devices. These apps promote anti-virus methods to protect mobile data from malware, spyware, unsafe apps and other threats. The app includes options like phone locator, phone locker, camera trap, remote wipe and remote device lock.

Blue Coat Systems

Greg Clark, CEO

Headquarters: Sunnyvale, Calif.

Blue Coat Systems touts its Blue Coat Mobile Device Security service, a solution that protects enterprises through policy controls for iOS and Android devices. The service ensures compliance for mobile device management solutions and enterprise security policies through blocking malware and enabling secure encrypted communication.


Nedko Ivanov, CEO

Headquarters: Montvale, N.J.

Bullguard offers options for mobile security and mobile backup to lock, locate and wipe devices remotely if they are lost or stolen, back up and restore devices with important data, and block unwanted calls and SMS messages. Bullguard also offers mobile migration to transfer data easily to new phones and encrypted transfer to backup servers for private data.


Tom Kemp, Co-Founder, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Centrify integrates mobile management and security services for mobile devices through a comprehensive cloud service. Customers can leverage Centrify's solution, Centrify Identity Service, to automate their devices' app life cycle and manage multiple authorized mobile devices, as well as secure access to enterprise social media and shared accounts.


Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO

Headquarters: Clifton, N.J.

Comodo's security features for mobile devices include containerization for iOS 7 products, over-the-air enrollment of devices, device inventory management, and provided dashboards to monitor and audit devices. In addition, Comodo offers mobile application management and anti-theft functionality.


Rene Stockner, CEO

Headquarters: Denmark

Excitor's product suite includes a slew of products focused around mobile device management. Its Excitor DME product is a secure mobile containerization for email, contacts and applications, which protects these apps in a workplace with BYOD policies so employees won't face the risk of their data leaking to other apps.

Excitor also offers Excitor MobiControl, a mobile device platform for iOS, Android and Windows Phone products. MobiControl includes device enrollment tools to speed up device configuration and content management tools, helping employees block information they don't need.

Hexis Cyber Solutions

Chris Fedde, President

Headquarters: Hanover, Md.

Hexis Cyber Solutions operates on a big data platform to validate and remove all threats on machines through forensic scanning and analytics. Through its NetBeat Network Access Control platform, Hexis Cyber Solutions assists businesses in implementing policies in the workplace to block unknown, dangerous devices outside workplace networks.

Intel Security

Brian Krzanich, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Intel Security, formerly known as McAfee, offers mobile security solutions to protect against data loss and threats targeting smartphones and tablets. The company offers a solution through software available in three McAfee Endpoint Protection Suites, helping reduce the risks that come with lost devices, and supports mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Windows Phone.


Eugene Kaspersky, CEO

Headquarters: Moscow

Kaspersky offers mobile security technologies to enable various Mobile Application Management functions through its Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Advanced platform, which centralizes systems and security management as well as enforces the encryption of files, folders, disks and removable devices.


Steve Daly, President, CEO

Headquarters: South Jordan, Utah

Landesk offers a security suite to protect user data through endpoint security integrated with systems management capabilities. This suite includes capabilities such as application, device and connection controls, patch management, and data protection and encryption. Landesk's solution also allows customers to implement a single user policy across all devices for simplified employee on-boarding.


Jim Dolce, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

Lookout offers security solutions through both personal and enterprise mobile devices. Lookout's mobile solution includes services to anticipate and defeat threats, maintain compliance for mobile security policies, and enable BYOD policies in the workplace. In addition, the endpoint app solution allows users to integrate enterprise mobility solutions seamlessly through mobile device management.


Marcin Kleczynski, CEO

Headquarters: San Jose, Calif.

Malwarebytes offers a variety of software downloads to promote security measures to endpoint users. Among these is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, which is anti-malware for Android. This software requires an Android 2.3 system or later, and can be purchased on Google Play or the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Palo Alto Networks

Mark McLaughlin, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Palo Alto Networks provides integrated mobile security solutions through its GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager platform. This product consists of GlobalProtect Gateway, GlobalProtect Mobile Security Manager, and GlobalProtect App, allowing mobile security at all components. These combined components serve to manage and protect devices, as well as control highly sensitive data.

RSA, an EMC Company

Joseph Tucci, EMC Chairman, CEO

Hopkinton, Mass.

RSA's SecureID provides two-factor authentication services so that end users can securely deploy BYOD, cloud and mobile policies on top of traditional virtual private networks and Web portals. These services extend to Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone devices.


Kris Hagerman, CEO

Headquarters: Abingdon,England

Sophos offers "simple and reliable" protection for computers, mobile devices and servers on a given network. The company's products include endpoint protection bundles and cloud-based threat protection controls for Windows, Mac and Linux, mobile control, virtualization security and server protection.


Carl Rodrigues, CEO

Headquarters: Mississauga, Canada

SOTI develops technology solutions for enterprise mobility management, a single software platform for managing mobility endpoints across OEMs and operating systems. This solution allows customers to manage complete mobile asset life cycles, secure their data and network integrity and optimize costs and operations management. SOTI also offers mobile security, email and application management tools, and offers MDM solutions to tackle the challenges behind BYOD policies in the workplace.


Michael Brown, CEO

Headquarters: Mountain View, Calif.

Symantec addresses BYOD policies in the workplace through offering security solutions for mobile devices so users can simplify email management and protect their hosted email from advanced targeted attacks. In addition, the company offers solutions for mobile application management and security for Android and Windows mobile.


Orion Hindawi, CEO

Headquarters: Emeryville, Calif.

Tanium specializes in endpoint security through the Tanium Endpoint Platform, allowing IT operation teams to overlook and control endpoints to maximize asset visibility and minimize unnecessary costs. The Tanium platform operates through patch management, where it deploys workflow and schedule patches based on policies in the workplace.

Threat Track

Julian Waits, CEO

Headquarters: Clearwater, Fla.

Threat Track Security's VIPRE Mobile Security solution protects smartphones and tablets from Android viruses. This solution includes the VIPRE Mobile Security App, an anti-virus tool that detects and blocks malicious software, as well as mobile backup, lost device, and mobile activity monitor tools. Threat Track's VIPRE Mobile Security tool also includes the privacy explorer tool that allows users to investigate apps on their phone and ensure data security.

Trend Micro

Eva Chen, CEO

Headquarters: Japan

Trend Micro offers comprehensive premium security solutions for clients from small businesses to midsize enterprises. Included in Trend Micro's portfolio of solutions are virus protection for mobile devices, cloud and data center solutions, and security as a service. In addition to solutions, the company offers research and analysis to assist customers in understanding the changing security market.


Pat Gelsinger, CEO

Headquarters: Palo Alto, Calif.

VMware offers an array of security solutions for cloud and data center management, as well as application virtualization, but the company also offers a workspace suite for business mobility. This product combines VMware's mobile device management portfolio, AirWatch, with an extended suite of the company's comprehensive virtual workspaces combining application, device and data management for security.


Prakash Panjwani, CEO

Headquarters: Seattle

WatchGuard offers mobile VPN and branch office VPN support. WatchGuard Mobile VPN enables a mobile VPN connection via IPSec so the client can make a secure connection from remote devices to the protected network through the Internet. The company also offers a safety net of support for wireless access points and networks.


Dick Williams, CEO

Headquarters: Boulder, Colo.

Webroot offers mobile protection specifically for SMB customers through its SecureAnywhere Business product. This tool protects iOS and Android devices, deters malicious apps, and allows for safe and secure browsing, all while enforcing user agent policy controls and protection.