In 2018, the U.S spent 66 billion dollars on cybersecurity. As organizations continue to adopt more robust cybersecurity systems, they are forgetting to protect arguably the most lucrative target for cybercriminals: smartphones.
Despite the increased frequency and intensity of mobile cyberattacks, phones continue to be the Achilles heel of many security infrastructures. Telefonica, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, took the initiative to strengthen their mobile security with Check Point SandBlast Mobile.
The major challenge facing Telefonica’s group global cybersecurity unit, referred to as ElvenPaths, was that of securing their clients’ assets in an increasingly interconnected environment. Pedro Pablo Peréz, the CEO of ElevenPaths, chose to implement SandBlast Mobile because of its ability to prevent and detect advanced attacks on mobile devices.
“Undoubtedly, the biggest benefit has been visibility,” says Perez. “This translates into greater confidence in the security of mobile devices, and the assurance that important corporate information is accessible yet protected. The protection is very user-friendly.”
SandBlast Mobile has been a natural fit for Telefonica. “During the evaluation process, we realized that SandBlast Mobile and Tacyt, our mobile threat cyber intelligence tool, were perfectly compatible,” explains Perez. “This gives our Security Operations Center (SOC) experts a joint and intuitive solution to move from threat detection to response, research and analysis.”
While cyber-attacks on mobile devices rise at an alarming rate, companies are only increasing their usage of and reliance on smartphones… and yet most organization’s cyber security infrastructures still fall short of actual protection. Check Point SandBlast Mobile protects iOS and Android devices from advanced mobile threats, ensuring you can deploy and defend your devices with confidence.
For more information on how Telefonica seamlessly integrated SandBlast Mobile into their security infrastructure, read about their customer case study here.