PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/25/12 -- Quixey, The Search Engine for Apps and Appthority, The Authority in App Security, today announced a partnership designed to ensure the safety of every app downloaded onto a mobile device. By leveraging Appthority's cloud-based platform, which identifies and grades risky behavior in mobile apps, Quixey will ensure that apps it delivers in its search results are safe. This initiative allows users to trust the apps they find and download. With Appthority's security technology integrated into Quixey search, the following capabilities are now possible:
•Apps identified as malware will be removed from search results before they ever reach a user's mobile device -- thus protecting customers from harmful apps before they are downloaded
•Partners using Quixey's search technology will be able to expose the security behaviors of each app (e.g. if the app accesses the address book or location of the phone)
•Partners can also choose to feature security badges within their search results, so everyone using a search powered by Quixey will know their apps are trusted and secure
"Quixey is committed to creating a trusted app ecosystem around the globe," said Tomer Kagan, Quixey CEO. "Quixey and Appthority are solving a serious problem in the mobile space. Given the rise in malware and the increasing need for app security, Quixey is partnering with Appthority to deliver the safest, most trusted experience when downloading apps onto a mobile device."
Domingo Guerra, Appthority president and co-founder, said the company is excited about the partnership. "Quixey has changed the game in app search," he said. "By partnering with Appthority, they now make the best in enterprise-grade mobile security available to anyone using Quixey search. This brings peace of mind in an otherwise uncertain app world."
As the popularity of apps and mobile devices grows at a rapid pace, mobile platforms have become a target for malware. Both Google's Android platform and Apple's iOS have encountered security issues ranging from malware-infected Angry Birds and Instagram to faux banking apps with questionable origins. With Quixey and Appthority's new partnership, the app ecosystem will become a more trusted place.
Quixey is The Search Engine for Apps -- searching mobile, desktop, web and browser apps. Quixey invented a new type of search, Functional Search, that allows users to find apps by searching for what they want to do, without having to know the app's name. Quixey partners with major app stores, search engines, manufacturers, carriers and web platforms to power app search globally. For more information, please visit www.quixey.com.
Appthority -- The Authority in App Security -- helps the enterprise identify and manage the risks hidden in mobile apps. The cloud-based Appthority Platform automatically identifies and grades risky behavior in mobile apps including known and unknown malware, new malware used in targeted attacks, corporate data exfiltration, and intellectual property exposure. The Appthority Platform integrates with the enterprise's existing mobile solutions, adding app reputation and risk analysis capabilities to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile App Management (MAM), Enterprise App Catalogs, and Enterprise Mobile App Developers' Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process. For more information on Appthority please visit www.appthority.com.
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