Frost & Sullivan Applauds Zimperium’s Mobile-Specific Threat Detection Technology, the z9 Engine

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Zimperium’s Mobile-Specific Threat Detection Technology, the z9 Engine

Scalability and high integration potential make it a technology benchmark

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — August 30, 2016 — Based on its recent analysis of the machine learning-based mobile threat detection technology market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Zimperium with the 2016 North America Award for Technology Innovation. Zimperium has emerged an early innovator in the space with its z9 engine, which has demonstrated a unique ability to integrate a best-in-class behavioral analytics engine with a mobile threat detection management solution.

Most companies in the mobile security space attempt to modify their desktop security solutions to suit mobile devices, which can result in latency and software unresponsiveness. Zimperium’s z9 engine, however, is specially developed for the mobile environment to address distinct issues with iOS and Android mobile devices. This ground-up approach eliminates compatibility challenges and enables the solution to run smoothly.

The z9 engine is installed directly onto the mobile device, removing the need to transfer data to the enterprise cloud for analysis while simultaneously reducing battery usage and improving the responsiveness of the security solution. This approach eliminates the need for Internet connectivity for device security.

“The z9 detection engine incorporates advanced machine learning algorithms that ensure dynamic and accurate real-time identification of malicious attacks on mobile devices, regardless of the entry point,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Swapnadeep Nayak. “Unlike competing solutions that only monitor the installed applications, the z9 engine provides a comprehensive view of the device and all the applications installed in it. It analyzes even slight changes in the mobile operating system’s statistics, CPU, and memory utilization and uses all of its resources to identify the type and reason for attack. “

The incorporation of a behavioral analytics threat detection engine makes z9 immune to evasion techniques, such as polymorphic malware that constantly changes codes. The advanced technology of the z9 engine makes it highly scalable; it even expands feature sets through its own learning rather than depending on a predefined database. The technology is designed to offer multi-tenant support that can handle additional mobile devices to meet the growing demands of an enterprise.

The z9 technology is delivered through Zimperium’s Mobile Threat Protection solution, which detects threats across networks, devices, and applications through a single suite. The suite includes zIAP, which enables self-protecting mobile applications, zIPS, providing on-device threat protection and z3A, which brings advanced app analysis.

One of the strongest adoption drivers of the z9 engine is the “bring your own device” trend (BYO) since it privately detects threats. Zimperium’s technology also allows software developers to easily integrate mobile security features into their Internet of Things application environment instead of designing security features from scratch. Looking ahead, the z9 engine could also find applications in threat detection for smart homes and smart cars.

“The z9 engine’s low cost of ownership, simple operation, and easy integration capabilities have greatly boosted the company’s growth,” Nayak said. “Its technology has earned wide application scope, covering the financial, telecommunications, IT, robotics, pharmaceutical, media, logistics, and transportation industries.”

Frost & Sullivan is pleased to honor Zimperium for its ability to stay ahead of the competition and its potential for revenue growth with its leading-edge z9 engine.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies, which significantly impacts both functionality and customer value. The award lauds the high research and development spending towards innovation, its relevance to the industry, and the positive impact on brand perception.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Zimperium

Zimperium is a leading enterprise mobile threat protection provider. Only the Zimperium platform delivers continuous and real-time threat protection to both devices and applications. With Zimperium, businesses protect devices and apps against known and unknown cyberattacks from a single platform to boost mobile productivity, while safeguarding employee, customer and company data. Serving global organizations at enterprise scale, Zimperium’s award-winning solution is based on a disruptive, on-device detection engine that uses patented, machine learning algorithms to protect against the broadest array of mobile attacks. Headquartered in San Francisco, Zimperium is backed by major investors including Warburg Pincus, Samsung, Telstra and Sierra Ventures. Learn more at

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