Putting EMM Vendors Through Poodle Attack Check: All But One Pass Ring of Fire

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Earlier this morning I was chatting with a CIO of a large manufacturing organization with presence across multiple continents. They are currently benchmarking Mobile Device Management (MDM) vendors to help secure their mobile environment and we are helping them with this activity. As part of our rigorous methodology, we put 5 key vendors – Mass360 (owned by IBM), MobileIron, Good, Microsoft InTune and AirWatch (owned by VMware) – through the Poodle Attack Vulnerability check and results were amusing. While all vendors passed this test, AirWatch couldn’t make it to the finish line and got an overall rating of F. See pictures below for more details. We had reported another similar test last week where we found Microsoft’s Office365 vulnerable to the Poodle Attack.

The Vendors Who Passed The Test



Microsoft InTune


The Vendor Who Didn’t Make It – AirWatch (owned by VMware) Failed The Test With an Overall Rating of F.


Greyhound Standpoint

Greyhound Research believes it’s an absolute must for organizations to have such security checks as part of the overall methodology to benchmark the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) players and other Cloud Service providers. The Poodle Attack is a critical vulnerability and IT Decision Makers must ensure all the shortlisted vendors pass this test.

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  1. Reality it that Airwatch didn’t care about the Poodle vulnerability for a VERY long time and many of its servers remained vulnerable to this. The worst part of this fiasco is that they didn’t tell their existing customers that the Cloud that they were using was vulnerable. #epic #fail

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