Frequently asked questions


zIPS is Zimperium’s Mobile Intrusion Prevention System specially developed to defend your Android and iOS devices from known and unknown mobile threats. These threats could include Device compromises, Network attacks, Malicious Apps and Phishing sites.
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zIPS, as an enterprise product, can be found in both Apple App Store & Google Play by searching for Zimperium zIPS. Purchase and activation will be via our website and you can view our available packages listed here: zIPS packages
Upon your purchase of zIPS, you will receive an email on your order details and confirmation. Within 24 hours, you should receive an activation email from Zimperium on where to download, based on your device OS. Once you have downloaded and installed zIPS on your device, click on the activation link that was sent as part of the activation email, or scan the embedded QR code to activate it. Click ‘accept/continue’ through the permissions screens until you get to the zIPS dashboard that displays “You are protected”.

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Just like how your nervous system monitors your body from the inside continuously, so does zIPS monitor the health of your mobile device. With z9™, Zimperium’s proprietary Mobile Threat Defense engine, its machine-learning capabilities is used to detect device, network, phishing and application mobile attacks on-device and in real time.

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Less than 2%. zIPS consumes around 30MB during run time. This is generally negligible and does not create a big impact on a user’s device.
No. zIPS communicates with the server periodically and is designed to scan in the background, balancing both security and performance. For example, whenever your mobile network state changes regardless of your phone’s OS, zIPS will also run a scan, ensuring the safety of your device. zIPS will alert you only in cases of threats.
No, signature-based technology can’t keep pace or protect against unknown or dynamic threats. It protects for known malware and it can take days to update the databases. It won’t protect you against mobile network attacks and device exploits either.

Antivirus solutions cover signature for apps but are not capable of detecting attacks that are happening in other sandboxes.

Mobile AV cannot detect the following attacks:
• Malicious chargers / PCs
• Browser exploits
• Kernel exploits
• IPv4 and IPv6 attacks
No – Zimperium takes end-user privacy very seriously. zIPS does NOT collect, process or share your personal data such as text messages, stored photos and other media files. It can be configured to not send any private information to a server (location, network information and so on). This is controlled and governed by the Enterprise Compliance Policy. The application cannot change any Privacy Settings on the device. Only threat related forensics are gathered by the app.
• Machine Learning Technology
• Non-invasive on-device Protection; doesn’t need internet connectivity
• Protection from Malicious Apps, Elevation of Privileges and System OS Tampering
• Protection from harmful WiFi (e.g. Network Scans, Man-in-the-Middle attacks)
• Protection from known and unknown threats
• Recommendations and decisions when malicious activity is discovered
Zimperium’s Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) technology protects against the broadest array of mobile device, network, and application attacks. The solution provides real-time, on-device protection against known and unknown threats with a proprietary machine learning technology, z9. This significantly differentiates Zimperium from competitive offerings that rely on attack signatures, crowd wisdom or cloud detection services that need to be regularly updated. By analysing slight deviations to the mobile device’s operating system’s statistics, memory, CPU and other system parameters, Zimperium accurately identifies not only the specific type of malicious attack, but also provides forensics associated with the who, what, where, when, and how of an attack occurs.
In the event of an attack, zIPS first alerts you on your device via a notification. Upon clicking the notification, you will be taken into the app to see additional information regarding the threat and remediation actions you can take to help remain safe.
The on-device solution does not require an internet connection to detect an attack. Therefore, detection and alerts are immediate and in real-time. On-device detection is much more effective and can protect even when your mobile device is offline. Other security solutions that depend on an internet connection can be disabled by an attacker and render the solution ineffective.
zIPS uses a local VPN to safeguard your device and data: when a threat is detected on an Android device, zIPS disconnects the WiFi connection and for iOS devices, a VPN sinkhole is activated. A VPN sinkhole is a loopback VPN that acts like a firewall to protect/prevent data exfiltration. The zIPS VPN also allows the app to scan for any abnormal behaviour on the mobile device without allowing traffic out from the device, thereby safeguarding it.
Through your email, SMS and messaging apps, forward/share the link or message to the zIPS app to check if the sites you are visiting are safe.
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