Rookie Security Company of the Year

Winner: Mobile Active Defense (M.A.D.)

Mobile Active Defense (M.A.D.)'s customer profiles consist of some of the largest organizations in the world, cutting across health care, finance, telecom, government, transportation, retail, automotive, legal and others. In addition to the United States, the company has developed strong relationships across Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. It began delivering solutions in June 2010 and attributes its growth and reach into Fortune-level accounts to the fact that its Mobile Enterprise Compliance and Security (MECS) Server solution extends existing enterprise and network security policies across mobile platforms with complete encryption, granular firewall controls and a suite of anti-virus, malware, content filtering and device management tools keeping networks secure and compliant from breaches and data leaks of multiplatform smartphones.

Using zero-footprint technology, M.A.D. offers IT and IS professionals what they have been waiting for: a mobile security solution that allows compliancy. M.A.D. provides the enterprise and the carrier with comprehensive mobile privacy, security and compliance tools. Just as BES has secured BlackBerry for years by offering complete security critical to enterprises, M.A.D. offers fully integrated, platform-independent controls for the mobile enterprise that comply with ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, HIPAA, GLBA, PCI and dozens of other regulatory guidelines for platforms such as iPhone, iPad, Windows Mobile, Android and Symbian. MECS provides and protects the enterprise-evel mobile devices with email security, anti-virus, spam and malware detection and removal, encryption, VPN, a granular policy-driven firewall, inventory control, provisioning and extensive reporting.

M.A.D. focuses on enabling businesses by providing them with a secure and compliant mobile infrastructure so they can deploy applications to enhance productivity, allow smartphones and tablets to become as integral to their core business as the PC is, yet not require any employee security knowledge.

One of M.A.D.'s customers probably said it best: “We have had the types of controls needed for security and compliance with BlackBerry for years. It is critical that we demand the same level of security be used to mitigate against the risk inherent in all mobile devices now that they are appearing in the enterprise.”


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