The exploding popularity of smartphones and tablets has created a major new threat vector: the mobile application. With the increasingly large volume of apps available, hackers can easily disguise and distribute malicious code to unsuspecting victims, which has made mobile apps the primary vehicle to distribute mobile malware.
Webroot is helping vendors that provide mobile management and security solutions address this mobile security vulnerability by offering the Webroot® Mobile Application Reputation Service, powered by the Webroot Intelligence Network (WIN). Webroot partners can now integrate one of the most powerful app reputation services on the market to deliver mobile applications that are safe and compliant.
To-date, Webroot has scanned over 4.9 million Android and iOS apps and found over 20% of Android apps scanned in 2013 contained malware – more than double the percentage scanned in 2012! In addition, while most app reputation solutions use a binary approach to categorize apps as good or bad, Webroot has found that over 70% of apps defy such simplistic classification. Webroot scores and categorizes mobile apps across six bands to enable vendors to enforce reputation-based policies, based on specific needs, to reduce the risk of customers installing malicious or unwanted apps.
Learn more about the Webroot Mobile App Reputation Service by downloading our datasheet, whitepaper, or by contacting our partner team.
Webroot Research has witnessed a 1370% growth in mobile malware samples over the past two years.