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Lookout, from the San Francisco-based company of the same name, is a platform offering mobile security and data protection.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/w7/Ml/WRUU9X8Q34OD.pngLookout for Mobile/App Cybersecurity You Can Trust Where You Need ToLookout is used for proactive mobile device (endpoint) security. Everyone on our team hails from a cybersecurity background so we are very aware that a cybersecurity breach is no longer a question of "if", but when. The business problem Lookout addresses for us, is today most of the world transacts via some type of mobile device and using, as Lookout says, "40 million+" different apps. We valued that Lookout takes a proactive security posture and visibility into threat data from 100 million mobile devices within their global network that they include when they scan our devices and apps for potential threats. That's incredible cybersecurity protection for us to have 24/7 access to, right where we need it most.,A key strength is their proactive cybersecurity posture. That's not nearly as common as it should be, especially with the level of awareness of the scope of the problem these days. Another key strength is their global network. That level of visibility makes all the difference, in today's cyber wars where, and you can quote me: "When an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack is just a matter of time, when even zero day detection is too late, radically different approaches are required if we are ever to win these cyberwars." That's exactly what Lookout has done, and continues to do. One of the greatest cyber risks in mobile is what every one uses - apps! Apps from Starbucks to Nordstroms to banking to the myriad of productivity tools we all use everyday to exceed our business/productivity goals. Now with the ability of threat actors to trojanized apps, those Lookout scans that don't require you to do any upgrades, and their proactive cybersecurity posture are business critical for everyone.,They're the global, mobile cyber experts we trust. They're ahead of the curve already. All I could suggest is, keep going in that direction. Perhaps, send out an occasional , brief update on global trends that business executives should be aware of, even when Lookout is already on it. Keep it brief, with a case study where a proactive action was taken and an event was avoided. Those would be shared enterprise-wide. More PR about your proactive actions would be educational for us all. NO FUD, will ever work, but seeing that there are actions we can take, even to the newest of threats will be very effective.,10,It's always difficult, in cyber, to put an ROI on a "non-event". As they say, the best that can happen to a CISO's day, is that no breach happened. Lookout's auto scan and auto-reporting that every app has been scanned, the number of apps and what has/has not been found gives a level of comfort, and embeds a level of alertness everyday, never to be taken for granted. There has been no negative impact. I open those scans every time, in anticipation of good news but realizing there well could be news of another kind. What I am as confident as possible about, is that, if there were an issue, Lookout would have been there to see it, and take the appropriate actions. In the earlier days of cybersecurity, one would have had to hire an entire team of cyber experts or outsource it to a managed cybersecurity company at a cost that might have prohibited business. Lookout has made is easier for us all to stay compliant, aware and grow.,Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and Symantec Norton (SMB)Solid, easy to use device location productIt was used by the whole organization, to help track the devices. Occasionally staff might misplace a device, or have some concerns about its location. This allowed select staff to locate that device, as well tell if there was any unauthorized access. We used these devices in a healthcare arena.,Works well in the background and does not seem to impact device resources (power, networking, memory). Easy to use. Useful features, yet not overly cumbersome with features you don't plan to use.,Would prefer an easier mass distribution method. Alerting for if updates were applied or not.,9,Security is often hard to translate into ROI terms. However, having an option to locate a device does mitigate a possible large expense in fines or other issues with loss of data. Minimal cost/support needs, does not significantly impact support staff. So can add support without additional costs.,lojack,Absolute Data and Device Security (DDS), Citrix ShareFile, VipreLookout - Personal & Enterprise Mobile SecurityLookout is utilized for mobile security throughout our organization. It is deployed across all Android devices within the organization so we can stay ahead on mobile security. It regularly scans for malware, either scheduled or on demand when desired. Meanwhile, between scans it also monitors the file system so any files downloaded locally to a device are also checked instantaneously. Scan history is tracked and can be viewed online at any time to ensure security is universal across all applications. Malware definitions are updated regularly, so it helps secure mobile devices which often contain personal and bank information, and could be easily hacked. Aside from personal information security, Lookout also offers great flexibility for remote device monitoring. Users can track all types of important information from their device. There's a nice online feature which allows users to find their device on demand at any given time. If the device is in silent mode there is a way to make the device "Scream" through the online interface so it makes a sound even without sound currently enabled locally. It also allows for remote wiping of the device if desired. Lastly a premium feature is backing up and download all contact/call data.,Scanning of all device apps with up to date definitions. Backing up all device related data to the cloud. Finding devices.,Letting users know when device backups stop after premium services/payment expire.,10,Lookout has minimized lost devices, by essentially enabling all users to find their device no matter where it may be lost. Almost all devices are recoverable with Lookout installed and an ability to get to the current location of the device. This prevents excessive replacement device costs. If a device cannot be physically recovered all personal data on the device can be wiped remotely. This reduces data breach risk for a lost/stolen device.,MobileIronLookout in a nutshellI use Lookout more on a personal level than a professional one. In all honesty other than malware scanning the backup features that Lookout provides are available for free through various other apps such as Google backup, Google photos, Samsung backup, iCloud etc. This goes the same for a device locator which is available for free from Android device manager and from Samsung and Apple. The great thing this does offer is a unified application for application security, backup, device locator and device remote wipe. For both business and personal use this simplifies your device management with a single login. The great thing is that you can still use other backup and device locator methods as well so you can have a redundant solution in place.,Device application security Simple to use interface both on devices and on the web Unified way to manage security, backups, device locator and remote wipe Free solution to application secuirty,The only con I have is that it is a paid solution to something that can be done for free but through multiple apps,8,Reduces the amount of time device administrators take to manage devices Reduces the amount of staff needed to manage devices Reduces the risk of a data leak from un-truseted applicaitons,Prey and Cerberus,Apple iCloud, Dropbox,Device location Quick view of backups Easy retrieval of backups,None,Yes,10
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April 09, 2018

Review: "Lookout for Mobile/App Cybersecurity You Can Trust Where You Need To"

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Lookout is used for proactive mobile device (endpoint) security. Everyone on our team hails from a cybersecurity background so we are very aware that a cybersecurity breach is no longer a question of "if", but when. The business problem Lookout addresses for us, is today most of the world transacts via some type of mobile device and using, as Lookout says, "40 million+" different apps. We valued that Lookout takes a proactive security posture and visibility into threat data from 100 million mobile devices within their global network that they include when they scan our devices and apps for potential threats. That's incredible cybersecurity protection for us to have 24/7 access to, right where we need it most.
  • A key strength is their proactive cybersecurity posture. That's not nearly as common as it should be, especially with the level of awareness of the scope of the problem these days.
  • Another key strength is their global network. That level of visibility makes all the difference, in today's cyber wars where, and you can quote me: "When an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack is just a matter of time, when even zero day detection is too late, radically different approaches are required if we are ever to win these cyberwars." That's exactly what Lookout has done, and continues to do.
  • One of the greatest cyber risks in mobile is what every one uses - apps! Apps from Starbucks to Nordstroms to banking to the myriad of productivity tools we all use everyday to exceed our business/productivity goals. Now with the ability of threat actors to trojanized apps, those Lookout scans that don't require you to do any upgrades, and their proactive cybersecurity posture are business critical for everyone.
  • They're the global, mobile cyber experts we trust. They're ahead of the curve already. All I could suggest is, keep going in that direction.
  • Perhaps, send out an occasional , brief update on global trends that business executives should be aware of, even when Lookout is already on it.
  • Keep it brief, with a case study where a proactive action was taken and an event was avoided. Those would be shared enterprise-wide.
  • More PR about your proactive actions would be educational for us all. NO FUD, will ever work, but seeing that there are actions we can take, even to the newest of threats will be very effective.
Best suited when a company is aware of the level of cyber threat out there, aware of the need to protect at their mobile devices and at the app level.

Ironically, it's also best suited when they are not at all aware. Why? Because that's exactly where the threat actors are! All you'd need to do is a few scans, for the unaware/or in denial, to get onboard. The ease of use you provide, and a demo of the cyberintelligence they get as a client "at no extra cost" will convert them pretty quickly.



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July 20, 2017

Lookout Review: "Solid, easy to use device location product"

Score 9 out of 10
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It was used by the whole organization, to help track the devices. Occasionally staff might misplace a device, or have some concerns about its location. This allowed select staff to locate that device, as well tell if there was any unauthorized access. We used these devices in a healthcare arena.
  • Works well in the background and does not seem to impact device resources (power, networking, memory).
  • Easy to use.
  • Useful features, yet not overly cumbersome with features you don't plan to use.
  • Would prefer an easier mass distribution method.
  • Alerting for if updates were applied or not.
Works well for a smaller organization. May not be overly easy to support for larger organizations, or ones with complex BYOD protocols.
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September 01, 2016

Review: "Lookout - Personal & Enterprise Mobile Security"

Score 10 out of 10
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Lookout is utilized for mobile security throughout our organization. It is deployed across all Android devices within the organization so we can stay ahead on mobile security. It regularly scans for malware, either scheduled or on demand when desired. Meanwhile, between scans it also monitors the file system so any files downloaded locally to a device are also checked instantaneously. Scan history is tracked and can be viewed online at any time to ensure security is universal across all applications. Malware definitions are updated regularly, so it helps secure mobile devices which often contain personal and bank information, and could be easily hacked. Aside from personal information security, Lookout also offers great flexibility for remote device monitoring. Users can track all types of important information from their device. There's a nice online feature which allows users to find their device on demand at any given time. If the device is in silent mode there is a way to make the device "Scream" through the online interface so it makes a sound even without sound currently enabled locally. It also allows for remote wiping of the device if desired. Lastly a premium feature is backing up and download all contact/call data.
  • Scanning of all device apps with up to date definitions.
  • Backing up all device related data to the cloud.
  • Finding devices.
  • Letting users know when device backups stop after premium services/payment expire.
Lookout is excellent for mobile device security. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a simple solution to guarantee peace of mind when keeping mobile devices secure. It's also excellent for finding a device that's been lost remotely, including an excellent feature for enabling audio on a device when it was put in silent mode locally. The web UI is easy to use and allows for powerful functionality through a simple interface. Lastly, it is an excellent secondary backup solution. I'd recommend having other potential backup solutions as well in case this premium feature ever expires and you aren't sure whether you have a most recent contact backup within Lookout.
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September 02, 2016

User Review: "Lookout in a nutshell"

Score 8 out of 10
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I use Lookout more on a personal level than a professional one. In all honesty other than malware scanning the backup features that Lookout provides are available for free through various other apps such as Google backup, Google photos, Samsung backup, iCloud etc. This goes the same for a device locator which is available for free from Android device manager and from Samsung and Apple. The great thing this does offer is a unified application for application security, backup, device locator and device remote wipe. For both business and personal use this simplifies your device management with a single login. The great thing is that you can still use other backup and device locator methods as well so you can have a redundant solution in place.
  • Device application security
  • Simple to use interface both on devices and on the web
  • Unified way to manage security, backups, device locator and remote wipe
  • Free solution to application secuirty
  • The only con I have is that it is a paid solution to something that can be done for free but through multiple apps
This will simplify device management for who ever does device administration. It does not get any easier than having a single login to manage multiple devices. It also allows admins to monitor if there are any un-trusted applications on the device and if any applications pose a data leak risk. For personal use I would only use the free features of Lookout to scan applications for malware and use other free services for backup and device location.
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