As organizations turn to a mobile-first environment and malware attacks are constantly making the news, this year, the Mobile Threat Defense market has attracted more attention than ever.
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"Mobile attacks and vulnerabilities are increasing in terms of both number and pragmatism."
This statement made by the Gartner within the “Predicts 2017: Endpoint and mobile security” report is the foundation of the Mobile Threat Defense and the Mobile Application Security Testing Gartner’s 2017 market guides.
In the 90’s, as the home PC market really took off, a bunch of viruses began to appear. Consequently, some companies developed antivirus softwares that would categorized known threats and block them.
Two decades later, mobile devices became the first point of access to the internet and not surprisingly, they started to attract hackers’ attention. To ward off mobile attacks, the first reflex everyone had was to keep using the same kind of protection that was used with PC: antiviruses. But quickly, threats became more advanced and their number kept growing, pushing the mobile security market to renew itself.