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Jamf announces intent to acquire ZecOps, to provide a market-leading security solution for mobile devices as targeted attacks continue to grow

CORPORATE NEWS: Jamf, the standard in Apple Enterprise Management, has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ZecOps, a leader in mobile discovery and response.

This acquisition uniquely positions jamf to help IT and security teams strengthen their organization’s mobile security posture, accelerate mobile security investigations from weeks to minutes, leverage well-known indicators of compromise (IOC) at scale, and advanced 0- or 1-click attacks at a much deeper scale to identify.

“I am very excited to bring ZecOps’ industry-leading advanced mobile detection and response capabilities into the Jamf platform,” said Jamf CEO Dean Hager. “We believe that ZecOps has built a differentiated solution that meets a very important need for many organizations – the ability to thoroughly detect and investigate threats targeting mobile users, so they can confidently use these powerful devices for their work. to bridge the gap between what Apple offers and what the business needs.”

Mobile devices account now for 59% of worldwide website traffic, and according to the 2022 Verizon Mobile Security IndexNearly half (45%) of companies said they have experienced a compromise with a mobile device in the past 12 months.

ZecOps adds significant capabilities to the Jamf platform to address the growing trend of targeted mobile attacks. Jamf provides robust management and mobile security capabilities for iOS devices; however, accessing deeper insights into potential security exploits is technically challenging and requires physical access to the device, which is difficult in a remote work environment. ZecOps is a robust, unparalleled solution that provides the deepest layer of insight and assurance for security-conscious customers with high-value goals who need something more. ZecOps provides the same level of visibility currently available for macOS through Jamf Protect, but for iOS, making it capable of detecting the kind of advanced mobile threats Apple’s Lockdown Mode aims to prevent. ZecOps allows users to use both Lockdown Mode and ZecOps software at the same time.

Advanced Threat Hunting on Mobile Devices

Advanced mobile device protection requires a layered approach. Proactive investigation and analysis complement device management and mobile threat protection 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 layer, enabling security operations and incident response teams to conduct automated or on-demand mobile cyber investigations.

Digital Forensics and Incident Response

Security teams are already drowning in data. Event logs, analyst reports, third-party threat intelligence feeds, and more are produced regularly for applications, endpoints, and network infrastructure. Mobile has traditionally been omitted from this data feed. Many research teams lack expertise in modern mobile platforms. ZecOps’ advanced digital forensics capabilities provide Security Operation Center (SOC) teams with unique mobile threat intelligence to discover zero-day attacks. ZecOps does the heavy lifting for SOC teams, saving months of work per survey. The solution automatically creates a timeline of suspicious events and indicators of compromise to show when and how a device was affected.

Privacy Conscious

Data privacy is extremely important to Jamf. ZecOps shares Jamf’s commitment to protecting user data by ensuring that log collection does not include material user personal data such as photos, videos, text messages, and call logs, and only sends low-level system information and diagnostic data to the cloud for analysis. ZecOps analytics can also take place on-premises to meet the privacy requirements of various organizations and governments.

“We founded ZecOps to catch hidden 0-click and 1-click attacks,” said ZecOps co-founder and CEO Zuk Avraham. “By combining with Jamf, we can provide our customers with truly powerful mobile threat intelligence and threat discovery capabilities that can keep pace with the evolving threat landscape without compromising the user experience.”

This transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the fourth quarter. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

About Jamf

Jamf’s goal is to simplify work by helping organizations manage and secure an Apple experience that end users love and trust. Jamf is the only company in the world to provide a complete management and security solution for an Apple-first environment that is business-secure, consumer-friendly, and protects personal privacy. For more information, visit www.jamf.com.

About ZecOps

ZecOps develops the world’s most powerful platform to discover and analyze mobile cyber attacks. The ZecOps Mobile Detection and Response platform is used by leading enterprises, governments and individuals worldwide and provides a realistic and scalable approach to hunting mobile threats. ZecOps enables automated detection of 0-day attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), delivering anti-cyber espionage capabilities in minutes.


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