Announcing the launch, i7 Networks CEO Manjunath M Gowda said: “Security is a major issue in today’s enterprises where employees like to bring their own device to work and use apps of their choice to be productive. Unauthorized/
“PeregrineGuard offers the enterprise IT manager an easy and effective way of securing the network by providing several controls that help in discovering BYODs, maintaining inventory of devices in use in a network and applying highly granular access control. As it doesn’t require any change of infrastructure, it can be deployed and provisioned in a matter of minutes. Being agentless (we do not put any client on a mobile smart device), it is highly scalable and the issue of intruding into user’s privacy doesn’t arise,” Gowda said.
The product, which is currently being beta tested with a few niche customers, is offered in two versions—PeregrineGuard Standard and PeregrineGuard Lite. The Lite version does mainly BYOD discovery providing various details about the device type, OS, version and much more including dynamic health check of the device, while the Standard version adds the policy enforcement module on top of it.
Congratulating i7 Networks on the launch, Mukund Mohan, CEO-in-residence of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure, said: “The enterprise mobile security business has huge potential. According to a study by Visiongain, the global mobile security market stood at $1.6bn in 2012 and will touch $5bn by 2014. PeregrineGuard is unique as it offers a non-intrusive, agentless transparent security solution, which is superior and far more effective than one that requires an agent. By adopting this approach, i7 has addressed a very key issue—it has given equal importance to the privacy and convenience of the employee and the security of the enterprise.”