Zscaler has launched a security solution to extend its threat protection capabilities to mobile devices.

According to the company, the Zscaler Mobile Security solution enables centrally managed advanced threat protection, real-time visibility and granular policy controls for mobile devices deployed in bring your own device (BYOD) environments.

Features include: access to global data analytics across the enterprise to deliver insight into mobile application traffic on the corporate network; protection from web-based threats and rogue applications; and the ability for IT administrators to enforce the corporate policies.

Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO of Zscaler, said: “Security appliances have become irrelevant in securing mobile users since mobile traffic and cloud applications often bypass appliances completely.

“Mobile device management solutions have been the first step to manage and configure mobile devices; Zscaler is the natural step forward to provide security by inspecting all mobile content, enforcing policy and ensuring visibility.”

Zscaler has also announced partnerships with mobile device management vendors AirWatch and MobileIron to integrate Zscaler Mobile Security with mobile device management across device platforms for both corporate-issued and employee-owned devices.