MOBL stock rose in after-hours trading on July 29, 2020, after the company reported a revenue beat.

MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the mobile-centric security platform for the Everywhere Enterprise, today announced results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2020. MobileIron reported Q2 EPS of (14c) versus the consensus estimate of (3c). The company reported Q2 revenue of $50.87M versus the consensus estimate of $49.99M.

Second Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights:

  • Revenue was $58.9 million, up 16% year-over-year.
  • ARR was $187.1 million, up 9% year-over-year.
  • Operating loss was $8.1 million; non-GAAP operating income was $5.6 million or 9.4% of revenue.

“In the face of the hurdles brought on by the pandemic, our team’s focus and execution enabled us to grow second quarter revenue by 16% and report record non-GAAP operating margin of 9.4%. Beyond our financial accomplishments, we continued to demonstrate the leading innovation that makes MobileIron the most robust mobile-centric security platform by introducing the first multi-vector, mobile phishing protection to defend against these prominent cybersecurity threats,” said Simon Biddiscombe, CEO, MobileIron. “As remote work becomes an increasing part of many companies’ future plans, it is clear that the age of the Everywhere Enterprise is dawning, where customers, workers, and infrastructure will need to converge seamlessly and securely from anywhere to connect. This new normal brings with it an increasingly complex set of security demands and we are confident that our comprehensive set of offerings are uniquely positioned to meet these challenges.”

On July 8, 2020, MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the mobile-centric security platform for the Everywhere Enterprise, announced multi-vector mobile phishing protection for iOS and Android devices to help organizations defend against one of the top cybersecurity threats. MobileIron Threat Defense (MTD) now offers on-device and cloud-based phishing URL database lookup to detect and remediate phishing attacks across all mobile threat vectors, including text and SMS messages, instant messages, social media and other modes of communication, beyond just corporate email.

Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report found that credential theft and social attacks such as phishing cause the majority of breaches, with almost one-quarter (22%) of all data breaches involving phishing specifically. Credentials were the most common attribute compromised in phishing attacks, although many other data types were also well represented.

“Phishing is a simple, yet highly lucrative method for hackers,” said Brian Foster, SVP of product management at MobileIron. “All it takes is one click on a malicious link for a hacker to compromise a user’s ID and password, and gain access to a goldmine of data. Unfortunately, hackers are exploiting enterprise security gaps amid the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly targeting mobile devices and applications, which remote workers are using more than ever before to access corporate data.

And these mobile phishing attacks are likely to succeed, as it is very hard to verify the authenticity of links on a mobile device. The mobile user interface also makes it difficult to access and view key information, while prompting users to make fast decisions. Companies urgently need a mobile threat defense solution that detects and remediates phishing attacks across all threat vectors, beyond just corporate email, while empowering employees everywhere to be productive.”

Built on MobileIron’s leading unified endpoint management (UEM) product, MTD offers immediate, on-device phishing protection. There is no end user action required to deploy MTD on mobile devices that are enrolled in MobileIron’s UEM client; this is remotely managed by IT departments. As a result, organizations can achieve 100% user adoption, without impacting productivity. MobileIron is the only solution on the market that can automatically deploy mobile threat protection without users needing to take any action. This is critical because if security gets in the way of productivity, users will find a way around it.

“Organizations urgently need to bolster their anti-phishing technical controls, without impacting end user productivity,” said Phil Hochmuth, Program Vice President, Enterprise Mobility, IDC. “Phishing attacks are at an all-time high, with hackers capitalizing on people’s fears and using coronavirus-themed messages to deceive victims. In addition to conducting mandatory security awareness training, companies should enroll employee devices in a UEM platform and implement mobile threat defense capabilities to effectively defend against mobile phishing attacks. And organizations should take UX very seriously when evaluating mobile security solutions, as a seamless user experience is critical to success.”

MobileIron’s recent Trouble at the Top study revealed that C-suite executives often feel frustrated by security protocols and request to bypass them, despite being highly targeted by cyberattacks, including phishing attacks. The study also found that 60% of IT decision makers believe that phishing is the most significant mobile security threat faced by their organization. With MTD, organizations can ensure seamless and continuous on-device phishing protection for employees everywhere – even on devices without internet connectivity.

Organizations can choose whether to expand MTD’s multi-vector phishing protection to include cloud-based phishing URL database lookup. This enables organizations to control the balance between security and user privacy. MTD also enables organizations to improve their overall security posture and comply with regulatory requirements.

To further secure their digital workplaces and reduce the risk of breaches, organizations can implement MobileIron zero sign-on for secure and passwordless authentication to enterprise cloud services. By leveraging mobile device authentication with biometric-based access, organizations can eliminate passwords, which are the primary point of compromise in phishing attacks.

MobileIron’s multi-vector phishing protection is now available on iOS devices. These capabilities will extend to Android devices soon. To learn more, click here to check out the MobileIron Threat Defense product page or click here to register for a series of upcoming webinars.

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