September 8, 2014
Integration Expands Tenable’s Mobile Device Assessment coverage to create broadest mobile assessment offering on the market
Tenable Network Security®, Inc., the leader in continuous network monitoring, today announced that Nessus® supports AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform, extending Nessus’s support for EMM platforms. Organizations can now connect their Nessus scanners and receive mobile operating system (OS) vulnerability information for devices managed by AirWatch.
According to the recent industry report1, there is now virtually ubiquitous bring your own device (BYOD) usage in enterprises and mobile malware has tripled in the last year, meaning organizations must have the ability to detect and address mobile device vulnerabilities and threats to effectively manage the risks to their organizations. In today’s mobile environment, it is paramount that an organization has visibility into device usage, latest software updates and device compliance.
Successfully assessing risk requires a flexible strategy that is transparent and works with existing investments in enterprise mobility management systems. In Gartner’s recent report titled, "Four Ways to Close the Gap Between Enterprise Mobility and Vulnerability Management," Tenable Network Security was identified as a sample vendor that covered three of the four mobile device assessment categories. These included Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Integration, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) Integration, and Passive Vulnerability Scanning (PVS).2
"Vulnerability management support for leading EMM providers like AirWatch is essential in reducing risk for organizations," said Ron Gula, CEO, Tenable Network Security. "EMM technologies provide the critical ability to maintain information about the devices and their vulnerabilities. Nessus is now empowered to capture and integrate that information with its full view of an organization’s security posture, giving security staff unmatched ability to manage risk."
"We continue to expand our partner ecosystem to enable organizations to more easily manage their entire mobile footprint, from mobile devices, apps and content to network security, peripherals and enterprise infrastructure," said John Marshall, senior vice president and general manager, AirWatch. "This integration will provide organizations with an additional layer of security, while providing a seamless and secure mobile experience."
For more information about Tenable’s support for AirWatch EMM, please visit http://www.tenable.com/blog/tenable-integrates-with-airwatch. AirWatch and Tenable will also host a joint webinar on Sept. 23, 2014 at 1 p.m. EDT, 10 am PDT.
1 McAfee Labs Threat Report (Q4 2013)
2 Gartner, Four Ways to Close the Gap Between Enterprise Mobility and Vulnerability Management, Oliver Rochford, Dionisio Zumerle, 30, April 2014.