DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 5, 2018--Zimperium today announced that it has been named one of the first companies in the “GSMA 100,” a global innovation discovery initiative developed by the GSMA to identify and advance the next generation of connectivity and digital services. Comprised of the world’s most promising growth-stage companies and selected by mobile operators and investment partners, the GSMA 100 represents operator innovation priorities in key areas such as 5G and networking; artificial intelligence and machine learning; consumer experience; data and analytics; the Internet of Things; media and entertainment; and security, among others.

“Congratulations to Zimperium for their selection into the GSMA 100. The GSMA 100 is designed to identify those companies with the most compelling use cases and innovative business models,” said Ed Barker, Head of Innovation Strategy and Partnerships, GSMA. “We look forward to working with Zimperium and other GSMA 100 companies in accelerating business development, commercial partnerships and investment with mobile operator and key partners and, ultimately, in the deployment of next-generation networks and digital services that will benefit billions of subscribers around the world.”

“We’re honored to be selected to the GSMA 100,” said Shridhar Mittal, Chief Executive Officer, Zimperium. “Large mobile operators serve a key role in protecting the hundreds of millions of mobile devices around the world. Being part of this key GSMA initiative allows us to continue to bring innovative, carrier-grade solutions to mobile device security.”

The GSMA 100 are nominated by GSMA operator members, ecosystem companies and leading technology investors and primarily include growth-stage, venture-backed companies from their portfolios, partnerships or interest areas. Following a competitive review process, the nominations are evaluated and narrowed to yield the final cohorts. Zimperium was among the first 29 companies named to the GSMA 100; the remaining two cohorts for the GSMA 100 will made public in February 2019 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and in June 2019 at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. Key operators and partners contributing to the GSMA 100 include Amadeus Capital, América Móvil, AT&T Foundry, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital, BT, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, EIT Digital, Ericsson Ventures, Forgepoint Capital, GE Ventures, GV, IQT, KDDI, KPN Ventures, Lumia Venture Partners, Mayfield, MTN, Orange, Rogers Communications, Safaricom, Sony Innovation Fund, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telstra Ventures, Telus, the UN World Food Programme, US Cellular, Verizon Ventures and Vodafone, among others.

For further information on the GSMA 100, visit: www.gsma.com/aboutus/gsma-100.

About Zimperium®

Zimperium, the global leader in mobile security, offers real-time, on-device protection against Android and iOS threats. The Zimperium platform leverages our award-winning machine learning-based engine, z9, to protect mobile data, apps and sessions against device compromises, network attacks and malicious apps. To date, z9 has detected 100% of zero-day mobile exploits without requiring an update or suffering from the delays and limitations of cloud-based detection—something no other mobile security provider can claim. Headquartered in Dallas, Zimperium is backed by Sierra Ventures, Samsung, Telstra, Warburg Pincus and SoftBank. Learn more at www.zimperium.com or our official blog at https://blog.zimperium.com.

Zimperium, the Zimperium name, and logo, Powered by Zimperium, zIPS, zIAP and z9 are registered trademarks or trademarks of Zimperium, Inc. in the US and other countries.

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