Berlin and Chicago, 4 Nov 2020 — Today AGT, a leading turnkey cybersecurity solutions provider, and NowSecure, the leading mobile app security and privacy software solutions company, announced a partnership to deliver a new cybersecurity resilient framework globally. As part of the new cybersecurity framework, AGT will now distribute and implement the award-winning NowSecure mobile app security and privacy solutions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Mobile apps dominate nearly 70% of digital time spent vs. desktop and web, but benchmarks of public app stores show 85% of mobile apps have security issues and 70% leak private data. With mobile apps at the heart of digital transformation sweeping through enterprises and government agencies, the more than 5 million apps available in commercial app stores and millions more mobile apps built for use by employees and partners place users and organizations alike at risk.
Pressures of market competition and customer demand drive volume and velocity of mobile app releases, frequently leaving security and privacy behind. NowSecure offers the world’s most advanced mobile app security and mobile risk management solutions that provide the speed, coverage, accuracy and efficiency necessary to address these challenges at scale. AGT will leverage NowSecure solutions within its cybersecurity resilient framework to ensure the security and privacy of mobile app portfolios.
Founded in Berlin almost a decade ago, AGT is a premier German security solutions provider with strong consultancy focus and deep system integration know-how. AGT has a mandate to bring the latest developments to clients in emerging markets, enabling the transfer of advanced European security technology. AGT specializes in cybersecurity solutions, digital forensics, data and voice encryption, and bespoke training.
“Due to the COVID 19 pandemic around the whole world, we are forced to move to digital,” said Anas Chbib, Group Founder and CEO. “Our clients need now, more than ever, reliable and secure mobile applications and we are here to help them master these cybersecurity challenges. We are proud to partner with an industry leader and pioneer, NowSecure, who has proven to be the number one testing solution in the mobile app security sector.”
Built on a decade of experience testing millions of mobile apps, the NowSecure suite of mobile app security and mobile risk management solutions includes NowSecure Platform for fully automated security and privacy testing and continuous mobile risk monitoring, NowSecure Workstation for analyst-driven security and privacy testing, NowSecure Training Services Courseware for developer and security analyst skills advancement and NowSecure Pen Testing Services for expert mobile app certification— all backed by NowSecure Services and Support.
“With mobile dominating digital time spent vs. web, every organization is becoming mobile first; yet industry benchmarks show millions of mobile apps have security and privacy issues,” said Alan Snyder, CEO, NowSecure. “NowSecure has built advanced products and services to make it easy for organizations to safely scale their mobile app security, privacy and risk management programs. We are excited to work with AGT to extend our reach globally.”
Founded in Berlin more two decades ago, AGT is a leading Cyber security solutions provider with a strong consultancy focus and extensive system integration expertise. Our mission is to deliver the latest developments to clients in global markets, which has gained AGT a pioneering position in the Middle East and Africa’s Cyber security markets. Overall, AGT has a privileged reputation as experts in Cyber security, Digital forensics, Data Center build and design, Critical infrastructure protection, and is well placed to build upon a very successful two decades of organization in the EMEA. The group serves in over a dozen countries including Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa.
NowSecure is the mobile app security and privacy software company trusted by hundreds of the world’s most demanding organizations and most advanced security teams. From mobile-powered digital transformation to mobile-first innovators, NowSecure protects millions of mobile app users across banking, insurance, high tech, IoT, retail, hospitality, transportation, energy and government sectors. NowSecure ensures confidence that your organization is protecting your mobile app users, customers, partners and employees.
Only NowSecure delivers fully automated mobile app security and privacy testing software, training and services with speed, accuracy, and efficiency for enterprise-wide risk management, Agile and DevSecOps programs. Through automated continuous SAST/DAST/IAST on real Android and iOS devices, NowSecure identifies the broadest array of security threats, compliance gaps and privacy risks. With more than a decade of mobile security expertise, NowSecure is SOC2 certified and was twice recognized as the worldwide leader in 2019 IDC MarketScape reports for Mobile Application Security Testing and named a DevSecOps Trailblazer by Gartner in 2020.
As the recognized experts in mobile security and privacy, NowSecure protects the global mobile app economy and safeguards the data of millions of mobile app users. Built on a foundation of standards, NowSecure empowers the world’s most demanding organizations with security automation to release and monetize 30% faster, reduce testing and delivery costs by 30% and reduce appsec risk by 40%. Only NowSecure offers a full solution suite of continuous security testing for DevSecOps, mobile app supply-chain monitoring, expert mobile pen testing as a Service (PTaaS) and training courseware. NowSecure actively contributes and supports the mobile security open-source community, standards and certification including OWASP MASVS, ADA MASA, NIAP and is recognized by IDC, Gartner, Deloitte Fast 500, and TAG Cyber.