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Mobile Security

Bitdefender GravityZone Mobile Security is a mobile security solution able to protect mobile devices using Android, Chrome OS, or iOS operating systems against multiple threat vectors. It is designed to protect an employee’s corporate-owned or BYOD from advanced persistent threats without sacrificing privacy or personal data.

The product gives your company access to the following features:

  • Advanced malware detection - safeguards mobile devices from a broad variety of threats by offering comprehensive malware detection capabilities.

  • Phishing protection - analyses incoming messages and detects any malicious links or content that could be used to acquire sensitive data or credentials.

  • Network security - offers an extensive set of tools for protecting mobile devices against a variety of network-based hazards. It helps ensure the security and integrity of mobile devices in the current threat landscape by monitoring network traffic, providing secure connectivity, and detecting and preventing attacks.·       

  • Compliance and policy enforcement - assists organizations in protecting their mobile devices from a variety of threats and ensuring that they are used securely and compliantly by making sure that all applications are properly vetted.

  • Mobile threat intelligence - provides users the real-time security and analytics they need to protect their mobile devices from a variety of threats.

  • Integration with mobile device management (MDM) solutions - enhances mobile security features. Because of the integration, enterprises may install the mobile threat defense solution using their existing MDM infrastructure. The integration also enables mobile device security policies to be enforced automatically.

  • Web content filtering - warns and prevent users from accessing potentially harmful websites and links, such as malware, phishing, botnets, and suspicious domains, or websites that violate your organization's standards.

These capabilities are deployed on your devices through policies set in the management console, and the mobile app installed on the devices.


  • GravityZoneControl Center

  • Mobile Security console

  • GravityZone MTD (the security agent installed on mobile devices)

Install and configure Mobile Security

To start using these new features, follow the steps below:

Create an account for the Mobile Security console
  1. Log in to GravityZone with an administrator account.

  2. On the left side menu, go to the Mobile Security page.

  3. Click Create account.

    The account is created automatically. A pop-up will appear in the lower right side of the console confirming the request outcome.

  4. Click Open console to access the account.

Deploy the MTD on the devices you want to protect
  1. Send activation links via email:

    • From GravityZone Control Center

      1. Go to the Mobile Security page from the left side menu.

      2. Click the Send Activation Emails links for the account you want to send emails for:

      3. Add the email addresses of the users owning the mobile devices.

      4. Click Send.

    • In the Mobile Security console:

      1. Go to the Devices page.

      2. Go to the Local Device Group tab.

      3. Click Add Group.

      4. Type in a name and a description and click Create Group.


        The group is created in the Local Device Groups tab.

      5. Click the arrow in the upper right side of the group name to expand the item.

        An installation link for the Mobile Security app is displayed.

      6. Copy the link and send it via email to all the users you want to include in the group.


    All users will receive an email containing an installation link or QR code and can now deploy the GravityZone MTD.

  2. Ask each user deploy the app by clicking on the activation link (URL) or scanning a QR code with the camera of the device.



    For more information on deploying the app, refer to Deploying and enabling the GravityZone MTD on Android and iOS

Once the application is installed on a device, the device is protected and will appear in the Mobile Security console, under the Devices page.

Configure and enable Mobile Security

You can use the policies to enable and configure the feature functionalities on devices.

  1. Log in to the Mobile Security console.

  2. (optional) Go to Devices > Local device groups and create a new group.


    For more information on device groups refer to Local Device Groups.

  3. Go to the Policies page from the left side menu.

  4. Select the Threat Policy tab and select the group of devices on which you want to apply the new policy.

  5. Click Save & Deploy.

  6. Go to the Apps Policy tab.

  7. Click Add policy.

  8. Create the policy you want to apply to all your managed devices.

    To define an app policy, select different characteristics of an app, such as camera or location access. As the user builds the app policy with matching characteristics, the page shows the number of apps matching the criteria.

    To create an app policy follow the steps bellow:

    1. Click the + Add Policy button.

    2. Type in a unique name for the new policy.

    3. Under the Available Characteristics list, find and select the characteristics:

      1. Expand a topic and select the specific characteristics by clicking the plus sign.

      2. Enter a value in the search field, and click the plus sign for the desired matching characteristics.

      3. Select the whole characteristic category by clicking the green plus sign.


        The desired characteristic(s) move to the Policy Characteristics list on the right and are added by default to the All Characteristics list.

    4. With the up and down arrows on the right, move the characteristics from the All Characteristics section to the Any Characteristics section and vice-versa.

      • All Characteristics: Apps that are flagged by the policy must have all of the characteristics listed in the All Characteristics section.

      • Any Characteristics: Apps that are flagged by the policy must match at least one of the characteristics in the Any Characteristics section if any are present.


    For more information on configuring policies, refer to Apps policy.

  9. Click Save.

  10. Go to the Phishing and Web Content Policy tab.

  11. Select the group of devices you want to apply your new policy to.

  12. Configure the security policies you want to apply.


    For more information on configuring policies, refer to Phishing and Web Content policies.

  13. Click Save & Deploy.

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