Access to a cloud-based security system that banks can use to protect Automated Clearing House transactions and online banking has moved to mobile devices.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Marble Cloud Inc., formerly known as Internet security provider IronKey, this week introduced Marble Access, a cloud-access management software. Marble Access includes various Marble security applications and allows employees at financial institutions or businesses to access the company’s cloud-based systems through iPhones, iPads, Macs, laptops, PCs, Android smartphones and tablets and other Windows mobile devices.
Marble Cloud claims its new cloud-access software provides end-to-end security that is invulnerable to Trojans, man-in-the-middle, man-in-browser, malevolent Wi-Fi networks, DNS poisoning and other “state-the-threat” attacks.
Marble Access introduces a secure multi-layer environment for accessing the cloud on any employee-owned computer, enabling companies to reduce IT costs and risks, the company said in a press release.
The software introduces bring-your-own-device and cloud services in an extended enterprise IT infrastructure. Any user — contractor, remote worker, customer, or supply chain partner — can securely access enterprise provisioned public and private clouds, from anywhere, on any of their own devices, the company stated.
Marble Access includes access to the Marble Network, a virtual private network service that encrypts all cloud access on any Wi-Fi hotspot in the world. Secure domain name systems with real-time blacklists prevent users from visiting a phishing, malware distribution or other fraudulent websites, the company added.
Marble Access allows IT security teams in charge of protecting banks’ payment transactions or data to manage company policies in one central location from the Marble Cloud security service.
“Internet and cloud security is fundamentally broken, and you don’t need to look past the daily headlines about hackers’ latest successes to know it,” Dave Jevans, founder and CTO of Marble, stated in the release.
Marble’s approach differs from others because isolates the cloud through a multi-layer approach “that has already proven to be more effective at preventing zero-day attacks” than one that detects and patches protection, said Jevans, who is chairman of the Anti-Phishing Working Group and a leading voice in FS-ISAC, the FBI sponsored cooperative banking security initiative.