Fixmo Introduces the SafeGuard Software Development Kit to Bring Defense-Grade Security and Management to Mobile Applications

SafeGuard Adds Advanced Data Encryption, Access Controls and Policy Management to Mobile Apps Built for iOS and Android

Tampa, May 7, 2012

Fixmo, the mobile risk management company, today announced Fixmo SafeGuard, a powerful new Software Development Kit (SDK) for securing mobile apps and protecting private data on iOS and Android devices. With the rapid proliferation of mobile apps, both consumers and business professionals are storing an increasing amount of sensitive information on smartphones and tablets, leaving them vulnerable to private data loss and security threats. Fixmo SafeGuard adds additional layers of security and encryption to existing mobile apps to mitigate the risk of privacy loss, private data leakage, malicious exploits and policy compliance breaches.

The Fixmo SafeGuard SDK creates a secure container around mobile apps by “wrapping” them with advanced access controls, remote policy management and defense-grade data encryption. It leverages the same technology that powers the Fixmo SafeZone secure workspace, which has been developed as part of Fixmo’s Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and is now available for government agencies and enterprise customers around the world.

“As mobile apps become more sophisticated and store an increasing amount of private data, we need to ensure they can be properly secured and protected,” said Rick Segal, CEO, Fixmo. “As a leader in mobile security and compliance, we’re very excited to bring the SafeGuard SDK to our customers and partners to help them secure and harden their mobile apps with some of the most advanced data encryption and policy management capabilities available today.”

With the Fixmo SafeGuard SDK, app developers can add the following capabilities to their mobile apps for iOS and Android:

  • Defense-Grade Encryption of data-at-rest and data-in-transit using FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit encryption
  • Application-Level Policy Management including password controls and security checks to prevent the app from running if the device has been compromised, Jailbroken or Rooted
  • Remote Application Management including remote lock/wipe commands and custom management policies
  • Application Deployment into Fixmo SafeZone, the secure workspace for enterprises and government agencies for BYOD and corporate-owned iOS and Android devices

Apps that are secured with the Fixmo SafeGuard SDK can be deployed directly to mobile devices and managed as individual apps, or they can be deployed into the Fixmo SafeZone secure corporate workspace and be centrally managed alongside other enterprise apps using the Fixmo SafeZone or Fixmo Sentinel management tools.

Application developers and systems integrators interested in securing their apps with the Fixmo SafeGuard SDK can find more information at http://fixmo.com/products/safezone/safeguard.

About Fixmo

Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management (MRM) company that helps organizations identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with mobile devices in the workplace. The company’s MRM solutions enable protected and compliant mobile computing, helping organizations embrace a wide range of mobile devices and applications while maintaining system integrity, protecting confidential data and proving regulatory compliance. Fixmo’s MRM technology has been developed as part of a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Fixmo is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and Toronto, Canada. Additional information on Fixmo can be found at www.fixmo.com.