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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Symantec unveils enterprise mobility strategy


Symantec Corporation has unveiled its enterprise mobility strategy to significantly advance Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7 platforms, and help customers secure mobile data while facilitating business productivity across corporate devices. 

The Senior Vice President, Endpoint and Mobility Group at Symantec, CJ Desai, said that the company empowers enterprises to foster mobile productivity by enabling new business models that rely on diverse mobile devices and innovative mobile applications.

This platform, the VP noted in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online, allows these services to be delivered via on-prem and Software as a Service (SaaS) models, as part of existing security and management solutions, to drive operational efficiencies and lower total-cost-of-ownership.

Desai stated that the recent State of Mobility Survey highlighted that 59 per cent of enterprises are making line-of-business applications accessible from mobile devices, representing a dramatic shift in the nature of mobility from an email extension to a core business enabler. 

He disclosed that Symantec is at the forefront of enabling enterprise productivity. “With these new enhancements to our mobile portfolio, we will offer the most comprehensive solution set for securing mobile devices, apps and data. With Symantec, enterprises no longer have to choose between productivity and security. We are changing the game by allowing them to confidently achieve both,” Desai said.

The Endpoint and Mobility specialist further revealed that, with multiple application stores and unchecked applications, Android is a frequent target for malware, raising the possibility of data theft and browser-based phishing attacks. 

Symantec, Desai said, plans to bring its anti-malware technology and global intelligence network capabilities to the Android platform with Mobile Security for Android.  

The VP explained that to enable strong user and device authentication to enterprise networks and applications, Mobile management is integrated with the new managed Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Service v8.3, which includes certificate management enhancements for iOS devices.  

Also speaking, the Principal Consultant, Carbon Security, Robert Kalinofski pointed out that, securing tablets is a hot issue.

“It’s where the workforce is going, and it is critical to control the information that is leaving from these devices. Symantec Data Loss Prevention for Tablets does just that, it ensures the confidential data on tablets is protected and helps to balance the need for security with productivity of users,” he said.

ITRealms Online recalls that Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world.  Even as its software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.

Remmy Nweke

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

What I find promising is Symantec's enterprise network monitoring which happens to be their flagship for enterprise use. It utilizes packet inspection for data to root our malware snippets.