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Aug 4 2011   11:27AM GMT

Penetration Testing for Mobile Phones with Core Impact v12

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

Threats are everywhere, and increasingly so are the users. Notebooks and netbooks already started a trend toward a more mobile workforce, and smartphones and tablets are taking the trend to the next level. The problem is that IT and security admins don’t have the tools necessary to prevent attacks and protect mobile devices in many cases. Core Impact v12 may change that.

Core Security Technologies announced the first security test and measurement solution that safely replicates sophisticated real-world attacks against popular smartphones to meet the demands of enterprises to lock down their mobile infrastructures. CORE IMPACT Pro v12  penetration testing software can pinpoint security holes in Android, BlackBerry and iPhone mobile devices to help prevent the theft and compromise of sensitive enterprise data stored on or accessible through them–including phone call and SMS information, contacts and GPS location data.

“With budget cutbacks, many companies are discontinuing the supply of company-issued cell phones and allowing employees to use their personal devices to connect to the system. It is inevitable that we are, as a society, continuing to become a fully dependent mobile world with a variety of devices at our fingertips,” said William R. Whitney III, operations and technical services manager, Garland Power & Light Operations.  “With Core’s new mobility testing feature, we can now feel a little sense of security with employees using their personal devices, and have the data to prove whether or not the devices are secure.  Core is on the right track because they value my opinions and that helps to provide the technology I need to in order to effectively protect a public utility.”

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