Bluebox Security, the security software developer providing protection for mobile business applications, is extending its product offering to include consumer-facing apps as well.
Now the company’s customers who are developing mobile applications for consumers can have those applications secured by Bluebox’s technology.
Mobile apps that store consumer information like financial data and health information are increasingly becoming targets for hackers, according to Bluebox.
Bluebox already defends enterprise software applications that run on mobile devices from threats, but the company now says it can extend those capabilities to consumer-facing applications before distributing them in app stores.
“Companies have underinvested in mobile security in a rush to become mobile first, and now the bill is due,” said Bluebox’s new chief executive, Pam Kostka, in a statement. “Our goal is to enable businesses to have confidence in the security posture of the apps that they build and distribute. ”
Backed by investors including Andy Bechtolsheim, Andreessen Horowitz, Ram Shriram and SV Angels, Bluebox has raised over $27 million in two rounds of funding. The company closed its second round of funding in January of 2014.