Adding the Extra Layer of Security: AdaptiveMobile announces Messaging App Security

By CIOReview | Friday, January 29, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: Dublin-based company AdaptiveMobile has released a new Messaging App Security platform to ensure the security of mobile applications— WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber and Kik. This new product is built upon the RESTful API that is designed to allow developers to include backend security into their messaging applications, upgrading security and decreasing the risk of hackers breaking into customer devices.

“As messaging applications and social platforms evolve and converge, AdaptiveMobile is increasingly  innovating to deliver value-added and differentiated services–Facebook’s launch of Uber in-app, WeChat’s expansion to offer its significant in-app features and e-commerce platform outside of China – making the need for a secure messaging environment more crucial than ever,” said Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst at Quocirca.

According to AdaptiveMobile, Messaging App Security enables app providers to identify and block both new threats and the conventional ones through a combination of advanced threat detection algorithms, user reputation analysis and traffic controls.

“With this announcement AdaptiveMobile is bringing the power and intelligence of its security software to protect and enable the rapidly growing mobile app market, further cementing its position as a world leader in mobile security,” remarks Brian Collins, CEO, AdaptiveMobile. “Our carrier-grade Network Protection Platform protects over 1.3 billion mobile subscribers on a daily basis, and today we extend this expertise to IP-based applications facing the growing threat of abuse, delivering world class security either running as a cloud or on premise in customers’ networks,” he adds.

However, every time technology witnesses a new advancement, it’s bound to create supporters as well as detractors. There is every chance that this particular advancement will upset the UK Government, especially after Prime Minster David Cameron vowed to crack down on free messaging apps using encryption which could well be used by terrorists to plot and attack. Adaptive Mobile's Messaging App Security with its extra layer of security could prove to be disruptive when it comes to authorities trying to monitor terrorist activities on such platforms.

A number of companies developing technologies to secure applications are abandoning UK in protest against the government's plans to ban encrypted communications. Cloud-based encryption service Echoworx for instance announced that it will shut down its two data centers in the UK if the Investigatory Powers Bill comes into force.