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Mobile Security for a Mobile Workforce – Lookout

Back in March, the coronavirus pandemic forced the world’s workforce to retreat from their offices. As work from home continues to be the new normal, personal phones and tablets have become increasingly at risk for mobile threats and phishing attacks. In response to the sudden shift to remote work, Lookout – the recognized leader in mobile security – has developed solutions to secure mobile devices and protect the data of government agencies, companies, political campaigns, and organizations.

Mobile devices, and their modern operating systems like iOS, Android and ChromeOS, are increasingly becoming the primary computing platform and an extension of one’s personal identity. In mid-March, when most organizations sent their employees home for work, Lookout saw a 25% jump in iOS device usage. Since then, the usage continues to increase steadily, showing the shift people have made to using mobile devices for work.



Lookout’s mission is to secure and empower our privacy-focused digital future where mobile devices are at the center of it. In the first three months of 2020, Lookout found that mobile phishing attacks were on the rise, with near-40 percent spike in phishing encounters among Lookout’s enterprise customers. Lookout’s mobile security solves this issue by going everywhere your workforce goes and to the devices they use, including personal smartphones and tablets. In addition, Lookout seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Office 365 and Google G Suite to implement Zero Trust even if employee devices aren’t managed. Lookout continuously monitors your device’s health and won’t allow it to connect to your cloud apps unless it is free of compromise.

While work no longer revolves around an office space, security still does for many organizations and companies, and Lookout delivers comprehensive mobile security to secure both devices and internal app stores while protecting employee privacy. Today, more than 185 million devices have used Lookout, and last week, the IDC MarketScape for Mobile Threat Management Software named Lookout a leader in mobile security for the third consecutive year.




By leveraging artificial intelligence, the Lookout Security Cloud provides visibility and protection from advanced device, application, network, and web-based threats, vulnerabilities and other risks. Lookout solutions are tailored for any industry and any company size, from individual users to large global enterprises and governmental organizations.

As workers are turning their personal tablets and smartphones into work devices to stay productive, Lookout mobile security’s solutions protects corporate data and assets, while also protecting employees regardless of where they choose to work or what device they choose to use. If you’re interested in learning more about how to properly secure your workers in this new reality, check out Lookout’s remote workforce page to learn more.

About Lookout

Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security with Phishing and Content Protection ensures security on every device, leveraging a large data set fed by over 180 million devices and the analysis of more than 100 million mobile apps. With the Lookout Security Cloud, it’s easy to deploy Lookout and apply security policies across the entire organization for both managed and unmanaged devices.

Users receive alerts and remediation steps on malicious apps, network connections, system anomalies, and protection against phishing links in real time; accompanied by dynamic device health checks to provide Continuous Conditional Access to sensitive corporate infrastructure and personal data.

Lookout continues to be recognized for its leadership in informational technology. In 2020, Senior Vice President Bob Stevens was named Top 30 Public Sector Leaders to Watch by WashingtonExec Magazine.

For more information, please visit www.lookout.com.

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