News Roundup

In case you didn’t get a chance to catch up on your mobile security news last week, here’s what’s been happing at Mojave Networks…

David Cowan, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a member of our board, spoke with the Wall Street Journal about trends in data security and mobile:

“Mobile, we believe, has created an entirely new surface area of attack for hackers, something enterprises are blindsided by. They’ve made years of investment in protecting desktops and laptops but most computing is now shifting on to handheld smartphones with no security. I spend a lot of time talking to people about the future in mobile security. You can’t protect mobile devices as you protected computers. They have limited battery power and capability so you can’t run security software in the background. Furthermore you can’t filter everything because it’s not running on an enterprise network but on the Internet.” – Wall Street Journal

Our founder and CEO, Garrett Larsson, spoke with Dark Reading about the current state of mobile security:

“The problem with most of the solutions that are out there is they do security at the device level, not at the network level,” says Garrett Larsson, co-founder and CEO of Mojave Networks. “We’re offering a service that can secure all the devices at the enterprise level — we can also tell you how people are using their devices, what cloud services they are using, take inventory of the devices that connect to your network, and wipe them clean if they are lost or stolen.” – Dark Reading 

And in eWeek, our new funding from Bessemer Venture Partners was highlighted:

There are a lot of security threats facing mobile device users, and there is a lot of money on the table for vendors that are trying to provide solutions for that problem. One of those vendors is Mojave Networks, which this week announced a $5 million round of funding to fuel its enterprise-class mobile security offering. Garrett Larsson, co-founder and CEO of Mojave Networks, told eWEEK that the new funding, which comes from Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) and Sequoia Capital, will be used to accelerate Mojave’s product development and to add new staff. Larsson said Mojave has revenue already with “dozens” of paying customers. – eWeek

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