Etisalat Digital and Telefónica have extended their existing agreement for security services which will monitor and analyse mobile threats for applications and devices.
The two companies will work with Tacyt, a cyber intelligence mobile threat tool developed by ElevenPaths, -Telefónica Cyber Security Unit. Tacyt uses a big data approach for mobile app environment research and an enterprise-grade service to conduct full investigations, including mobile malware classification, attribution, categorisation, and monitoring.
Francisco Salcedo, senior vice president, Etisalat Digital, said: "Today's announcement is significant as mobility has moved beyond devices, apps and online transactions to a connected ecosystem. This transformation has made mobile platforms vulnerable and an easy target for cybercriminals. The collaboration and the deployment at Etisalat Digital's Cyber Security Operating Centres will enable both partners to provide a solution for enterprises to control fraudulent activity which directly impacts its services, brand or reputation."
Pedro Pablo, Telefónica global security managing director & ElevenPaths CEO added: "Cyber analysts can use Tacyt for manual or automated search, matching, and investigation of different parameters (metadata) within iOS and Android apps. This allows the identification of potential ‘singularities', a concept which refers to whatever data (dates, size, images, digital certificates) - technical or circumstantial -makes the app or its developer - as a person - singular or unique from others."