Mobile Defense Blog


This is the official Mobile Defense company blog. Posts includes news, release notes, security tips, and other announcements from the Mobile Defense team.

Where we have been and the road ahead

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Update from Stuart Saunders, CEO

Our team looks to the rest of the year with great expectations and plans. Speaking for the team, we are very appreciative of the positive comments we have received from existing users about release 2.3.8. I am also excited to share some of the developments from the past year because they are shaping the future of Mobile Defense and our efforts to build better mobile security products.

Taking a step back to stay one step ahead

Over the last year while we closed the beta version to new users, we have focused on establishing significant enterprise and OEM relationships. In the coming months, you will hear about new features and our plans to create a better mobile security experience for our personal and enterprise users. We have been working strategically with our partners to enhance the Mobile Defense product in ways that would not have been possible had we not closed the beta.

We will start porting these features to personal accounts and updating the blog on a regular basis regarding these pushes. We will keep you posted on opening the Beta to new users. Until then be sure to get on our waiting list. Release 2.3.8 is just the beginning, and there are features coming that I feel will differentiate us in the market. The positive response to the last release from existing users has been encouraging as we work to open our dialog here.

The decision I made to focus our resources over the last year on the enterprise and OEM opportunities was needed to keep us one step ahead of long-term mobile security threats. The direction we have taken has made the product stronger. While not immediately evident to Mobile Defense’s personal users, the company has continued to grow and move forward.

A year that has taken us beyond locate, lock, and wipe

Ever since we were first to market with our award-winning mobile security product for Android, we have seen the mobile market explode. With that growth, there have been exponentially more threats to mobile platforms. We have learned as a team that the new mobile security landscape requires more than the usual mobile device management (MDM) solutions and signature-based malware protection. We recognize that a security model ported from the desktop-era could not possibly work in the mobilized world we now live. Our vision for a new approach to mobile security is now a reality, and has been validated over the past year by our enterprise engagements.

Our mobile threat management solutions now safeguard millions of users, and are trusted by some of the largest companies in the world. The Mobile Defense platform includes enterprise-grade malware protection, mobile threat management, risk intelligence, and vulnerability tracking. This unified approach provides an unprecedented level of protection and visibility to our users.

A vision for better mobile security can only be realized with the best talent

Another exciting validation over the past year has been the rapid addition of many new members to our team. We realize that technology is only as good as the team building it. It takes a special, passionate group to execute on our vision for world-class mobile security solutions. As a result, we are taking great care to find the best people available to scale our team. We would like to hear from talented individuals with experience in security, reverse engineering and software development. You can find a list of some of our open positions on our careers page.

Stay tuned and stay safe

I invite you to check back here as we continue to make updates and roll out releases. I look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Mobile Defense 2.3.8 released

       

       

       

If you encounter any issues or have feedback, please create a support ticket: https://support.mobiledefense.com or support@mobiledefense.com

Case Western Reserve University Career Fair

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We will be attending Case Western Reserve University’s Career Fair on Thursday, February 16th. We are excited to meet students and alumni who might be interested in career opportunities at Mobile Defense.

For more information about CWRU’s career fair, visit this site:
http://studentaffairs.case.edu/careers/events/fairs/getexperienced.html

Carnegie Mellon University’s TechSpark

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We are proud to announce that we are presenting at TechSpark on February 13!

For those who have not heard, TechSpark is a recruiting event hosted by Carnegie Mellon University. This event is specifically designed for startups and small businesses to not only meet students and alumni, but share our stories and visions for the technologies we are developing. We will talk about Mobile Defense’s founding, mission, and vision for the future. We will also discuss the technologies that we are developing, how we are accomplishing our goals, and how our team is rapidly growing.

We are thrilled to meet the students, alumni, and other attendees at TechSpark and to share the Mobile Defense story.

Update on Mobile Defense 2.x

It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, but we wanted to let everyone know that we haven’t forgotten about our users. We appreciate all of our current beta users who have stuck with us, and everyone who has signed up for the waitlist!

Mobile Defense 1.x was released as a public beta to prove out our system. After a year of testing, we took it off the Android Market so we could focus on working with our OEM partners. As a result, we’ve been able to whitelabel some of our technology and create new features for the upcoming consumer release of Mobile Defense 2.x.

Mobile Defense 2.x will be available in the Android Market within the next few months. More details will be forthcoming as the release date approaches, so be sure to check back here and keep up with us on Twitter.

In preparation for the upgrade, we’ve overhauled our support forums and converted them over to a more robust support desk solution. Our hope is that the new design will allow for easier searches and a better overall user experience. If you’re registered as a Mobile Defense user you can login with your existing Mobile Defense credentials and start posting today.

Thanks again to everyone who has continued to support us! We are doing our best to give you a quality product, and we appreciate your patience as we finalize the next version of Mobile Defense.

Temporarily returning to closed beta in preparation for next release

We greatly appreciate everyone’s interest in helping beta test Mobile Defense. The response has been overwhelming and we are excited to integrate the feedback from hundreds of thousands of existing beta testers. In order to take Mobile Defense to the next level, we are suspending new beta signups while we go heads-down on the next release. We appreciate everyone’s support and patience.

Existing users should not experience any interruptions in service and you can re-install Mobile Defense by visiting http://www.mobiledefense.com/install from your Android phone. Important note, new users attempting to install Mobile Defense will be unable to complete the registration process at this time.

If you would like to be notified via email when we resume accepting new users, please complete this form: https://www.mobiledefense.com/download

Mobile Defense won Best Mobile App at the 2010 NEOSA Best of Tech Awards

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“NEOSA is proud to recognize outstanding companies and impressive tech entrepreneurs in the region by presenting the annual Best of Tech Awards. Recognizing great companies and leaders helps us promote this region as an awesome place to live and work, where cool companies are doing great things.”

Mobile Defense featured on Revision3 App Judgment

One of my biggest concerns dating back to my very first cell phone was what if I lost it or it got stolen? Think of all the data you have in your phone, especially nowadays with smartphones. All your contacts and now your e-mail and other sensitive material. So if you lose your phone, someone could not only use it to make calls but also have access to all your personal data. Mobile Defense is an application, that once installed on your phone, can help you to locate and then lock down your missing or stolen phone. Not only is a handy tool to find a lost cell phone, but the added secruity involved in locking your phone down makes Mobile Defense an ideal solution to protect yourself from theft or loss.

Installing Mobile Defense as a system application

This tutorial outlines the necessary steps required to install Mobile Defense as a system application. When Mobile Defense is installed as a system application it can auto-enable your location providers (both Wireless and GPS) as needed. This is especially helpful if your device has been lost or stolen, and one or both providers is currently disabled. By following the steps below, you’ll also discover that Mobile Defense cannot be uninstalled.

Mobile Defense 1.2.5 released on the Android Market

  • [BUG FIX] Force close on reboot when data connection is unavailable.
  • [BUG FIX] App data can be cleared on system app install.
  • [FEATURE] Improved consistency of location accuracy.