Lookout, Inc., the endpoint-to-cloud security company, today announced enhanced capabilities and feature enhancements to its award-winning Lookout cloud security platform – the industry’s only endpoint-to-cloud security solution. The cloud-native platform now includes a unified policy framework for management and enforcement across all mobile devices, in addition to cloud, web, and personal apps. New platform enhancements also include a unified agent and single control plane for mobile and cloud security services, providing a cost-effective, simplified management experience for IT and security leaders.
Purpose-built security for the hybrid workforce
According to a recent Gartner survey, 60% of knowledge workers are working remotely.1 Additionally, a report published by Zippia highlights that 75% of employees use their personal cell phones for work.2 As companies continue to enable their employees to work remotely, either 100% of the time or in a hybrid model, the use of mobile devices to access enterprise applications, regardless of user or location, is increasing. Workers outside of the traditional data center perimeter, accessing apps in the cloud and using devices not managed by corporate IT, increase the need for a security solution designed for the flexible workforce that “follows” and corporate data protects wherever it flows or lies.
“Point solutions result in management chaos, security vulnerabilities, and a poor user experience, which impacts the productivity of the hybrid workforce,” said Chris Rodriquez, Research Director, IDC. “Lookout’s cloud security platform addresses these issues, creating a unified solution that not only provides a comprehensive approach to security from endpoint to cloud but also gives IT and security leaders peace of mind.”
The Lookout Cloud Security Platform brings together Security Service Edge (SSE) and endpoint security to protect users and data wherever they are. It continuously monitors user and device risk posture to provide dynamic and granular Zero Trust access based on app and data sensitivity level, enabling organizations to protect their people, their devices, applications, and data from unauthorized access as well as today can Internet-based threats. The expanded platform offers customers the ability to leverage threat intelligence from mobile endpoints to make more informed cloud security service decisions.
“Digital transformation and strong cloud adoption have accelerated remote working and the use of mobile and unmanaged devices, which in turn exposes organizations to new security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious actors,” said Jim Dolce, CEO of Lookout. “Lookout’s mission is to secure and empower the digital future, where mobility and cloud are essential to everything we do for work and play. Our endpoint-to-cloud security platform ensures your data is protected – regardless of device, user, or location.”
The award-winning Lookout platform
Lookout’s cloud security platform is based on the company’s patented technologies and combines the following security services:
Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security enables secure productivity from mobile devices—personal, managed, and unmanaged iOS, Android, and Chromebook devices—by protecting against socially-engineered phishing campaigns, malicious apps, risky network connections, and outright device compromise.
Lookout Secure Private Access is a cloud based Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solution built on the Zero Trust principle, providing seamless access to private enterprise applications, regardless of where the user or application is located. Unlike a VPN, Lookout Secure Private Access connects users to applications and not the network, a core principle of a Zero Trust architecture.
Lookout Secure Internet Access is a cloud-delivered secure web gateway (SWG) that includes Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) and is built on Zero Trust principles to protect users, underlying networks, and corporate data from Internet-based threats and prevent data leakage.
Lookout Secure Cloud Access, the company’s Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solution, provides seamless security for all cloud and SaaS apps with unified policies, trusted data security, and validated standards compliance, providing complete visibility and control.
The Lookout Cloud Security Platform has more than 212 technology and product patents, with an additional 42 patents pending. It’s the only cloud-native unified security platform that holistically addresses both endpoint and cloud security, protecting data where it resides – whether on the end-user device or in an enterprise application – and wherever it moves, including across networks , clouds and apps and user devices. The company’s solutions have received numerous awards, including Expert Insights Best of Cloud Access Security Brokers, Cyber Defense Magazine’s Global Infosec Award Winner for Next Gen in Cloud Access Security Broker, eSecurity Planet’s Best Zero Trust Security Solutions for 2022, and an SC Award for Best Mobile security solution.