Jamf Shows Intent to Acquire Mobile Security Company ZecOps

Jamf, the benchmark for Apple business management, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ZecOps, a mobile detection and response company.

This acquisition positions Jamf to help IT and security teams strengthen their organization’s mobile security posture. They will be able to accelerate mobile security investigations from weeks to minutes, leverage known indicators of compromise (IOCs) at scale, and identify sophisticated attacks in 0 or 1 clicks at a much deeper scale.

Mobile devices now account for 59% of global website traffic. According to the 2022 Verizon Mobile Security Index, nearly half (45%) of businesses reported having experienced a compromise involving a mobile device in the past 12 months.

Jamf offers robust mobile security and management capabilities for iOS devices. However, accessing deeper insights into potential security exploits is technically difficult and requires physical access to the device, which is difficult in a remote work environment.

ZecOps will bring important functionality to the Jamf platform to help address the growing trend of targeted mobile attacks.

ZecOps is a robust and unparalleled solution that provides the deepest layer of information and assurance for security-conscious customers with high-value targets that need something more.

ZecOps offers the same level of visibility currently available for macOS through Jamf Protect to iOS, making it capable of detecting sophisticated mobile threats that Apple’s Lockdown Mode aims to prevent.

With ZecOps, users can operate Lockdown Mode and ZecOps software at the same time.

“I’m very excited to integrate the advanced mobile detection and response capabilities of ZecOps into the Jamf platform,” said Dean Hager, CEO of Jamf.

“We believe ZecOps has built a differentiated solution that addresses a very important need for many organizations – the ability to detect and thoroughly investigate threats that target mobile users. This capability further propels our goal to continue bridging the gap between what Apple provides and business needs.

Additionally, advanced mobile device protection requires a layered approach.

Proactive investigation and analysis complement device management and mobile threat defense for more advanced detections and preventative protections.

ZecOps enables advanced threat hunting by capturing and analyzing logs from iOS and Android devices at the operating system level, enabling security operations and incident response teams to perform automated or remote mobile cyber investigations. Requirement.

Plus, security teams are already overwhelmed with data. Indeed, event logs, analyst reports, third-party threat intelligence feeds, and more are produced regularly for applications, endpoints, and network infrastructure.

Mobile has always been excluded from this data flow. As a result, many survey teams lack expertise in modern mobile platforms.

ZecOps’ sophisticated forensic capabilities provide security operations center (SOC) teams with unique mobile threat insights to uncover zero-day attacks. ZecOps does the heavy lifting for SOC teams, saving months of work per survey.

The solution automatically builds a timeline of suspicious events and indicators of compromise to show when and how a device was impacted.

Finally, data privacy is also extremely important to Jamf.

ZecOps shares Jamf’s commitment to protecting user data by ensuring that log collection does not include user material and personal data, such as photos, videos, text messages, and logs. calls, and leveraging only low-level system information and diagnostic data to the cloud for analysis.

ZecOps analysis can also take place on-site to meet the data privacy requirements of various organizations and governments.

“We founded ZecOps to detect hidden attacks in 0-click and 1-click,” says Zuk Avraham, co-founder and CEO of ZecOps.

“By partnering with Jamf, we can offer our customers truly powerful mobile threat intelligence and threat hunting capabilities that will keep up with the changing threat landscape without compromising the user experience.”

This transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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