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Symantec Adds More Security For Android, iPhone

|October 21 2010 |Industry News, Mobile Security


Symantec has announced a major update to its mobile security and management strategy to provide mobile solutions for enterprises, consumers and communication service providers to secure and manage any mobile device anytime, anywhere.

The company has also introduced new security and management capabilities for Android and Apple iOS, in addition to existing support for Windows Mobile, Symbian and BlackBerry. New features, including remote wipe, password policy enforcement and device inventory, enable organizations to embrace these new devices while maintaining the security and integrity of corporate information and assets.

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“Symantec’s mission is to secure people and information through identity, protection and context, and our broad approach to mobile security and management is a key extension of protection for all of our customers,” said Shantanu Ghosh, vice president, India product operations, Symantec. “By providing mobile security and management for smart devices, we’re making it easier for enterprises to allow their employees to use their device of choice without putting corporate data at risk.”

Symantec’s broad offering of enterprise mobile solutions helps organizations embrace the consumerization of IT by allowing users to select the devices of choice while enforcing governance, securing corporate data and gaining visibility and control of all mobile platforms. These solutions give administrators the ability to centrally define and distribute security policies to devices over-the-air. New solutions for enterprise mobile security and management include: Device Management: Symantec Mobile Management; Device Security: Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile Edition, Symantec Network Access Control Mobile Edition; Device Encryption: PGP Mobile, PGP Support Package for BlackBerry; and Strong Authentication: VeriSign Identity Protection (VIP) Access for Mobile, VeriSign Device Certificate Services.

On the other hand, to help consumers, Symantec recently unveiled Norton Everywhere, aimed to take Norton beyond the PC and extend trust to new devices and consumer applications. Existing offerings under Norton Everywhere include Norton Mobile Security for Android and Norton DNS, which is available for any device from the iPad to game consoles and Wi-Fi routers.

Symantec’s enterprise and consumer mobile solutions are now.


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