23 April 2017
The Bromium Micro Virtualization Technology is indeed a game changer in the protection against zero-day exploits, unfortunately only for Microsoft Windows based devices.
Smart devices like smartphones, tablets or phablets are increasingly replacing the classic devices, with the consequence, that the overall security is reduced because no endpoint protection is available for those devices in general.
My worst nightmare: A tablet user downloads a word document with a zero-day exploit to an on-premise file share and opens it with Word for Windows on his laptop.
Thus, an additional endpoint protection solution, e.g. a Secure Web Gateway, is required to protect the users of smart devices, and the entire company, against internet born threats.
From my point of view, micro virtualization is great means for protection of classic computing devices against zero days. But to prevent blind spots, it must be embedded in an overall endpoint protection strategy.
Have a good weekend.