Traced Mobile Security – The Privacy-First MTD for BYOD Adoption

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Additional Info

Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Traced
Websitehttps://traced.app
Company size (employees)1 to 9
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

1. Our Privacy First Ethos. Traced is the only Mobile Threat Defence (MTD) to return only a RAG health status - protecting employees' privacy on their personal devices.

2. Traced is built for the SME market, whether a company has MDM/EMM in place or not, to be an affordable, robust solution to solve the challenges of securing BYOD environments.

3. Ai-powered malware and phishing protection ensures that every personal mobile device that connects to business data is protected from mobile-borne threats, more quickly and more accurately than other vendors who rely on signature-based detection.

Brief Overview

The benefits of BYOD are clear. A CyberSecurity Insiders/Bitglass study showed that 68% of respondents said it improved productivity, 53% said it increased employee satisfaction, and 45% said it reduced cost.

But employees are demanding more privacy-conscious solutions to the mobile security problem. They are resistant the invasiveness of MDM (Mobile Device Management) solutions, that gives their employers a degree of visibility and control over their personal mobile devices that they just do not feel comfortable with.

This in turn blocks company-wide rollout of mobile protection on personal devices, or employees find a way around it, or the organisation has to shelve their BYOD plans and resort to the more expensive and support-intensive COPE/COBO strategies.

So Traced Mobile Security was designed to be a uniquely privacy-friendly Mobile Threat Defence, in order to support a fast, easy, company-wide BYOD strategy. Employers have visibility over the compliance status of the device and the type of threat on the device – but that’s it. No browsing history, no app details, no location tracking – nothing, except model number, who uses the device, and a Red Amber Green health status returned to the IT team.

It means companies can protect personal devices against mobile phishing attacks, Man-in-the-Middle attacks, device vulnerabilities, malware apps, and even enforce a Zero-Trust access policy for corporate data in the cloud, but employees’ privacy is respected and upheld so adoption is comprehensive and any BYOD security gaps are plugged.