Symantec today announced significant mobile portfolio updates to enable secure mobile email deployments, mobile application initiatives and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs. With these updates, Symantec now offers the most comprehensive enterprise-grade platform with enhanced capabilities in device management, application management and threat protection.
Here are some words from Luichi Robles, senior country manager, Symantec Philippines:
“The number of mobile subscribers in the Philippines is growing and more people are using their personal devices for business. Enterprises of all sizes are looking for capabilities to manage the influx of mobile devices and deal with the evolving nature of mobile applications and data,”
“With the recent additions to our portfolio of mobile device management and application/data management products, Symantec is providing a complete platform to enable CIOs to achieve their mobile vision.”
“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. 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.
The updates include the following products and new capabilities:
Mobile Security for Android leverages Symantec’s proprietary technology that monitors and analyzes millions of android apps available on appstores around the world. Supported by Symantec’s unparalleled Global Intelligence Network. Mobile Security for Android utilizes Symantec’s anti-malware detection technology from Norton Mobile Security, already protecting millions of Android devices.
Symantec Mobile Management for Configuration Manager. With the completed integration of Odyssey Software, the former Odyssey Athena product is now Symantec Mobile Management for Configuration Manager. Symantec now offers three deployment options for mobile device management (MDM) – a standalone MDM solution, an integrated MDM with Altiris IT Management Suite from Symantec and an integrated MDM for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. These options enable scalable, enterprise-class MDM and unified endpoint management from two of the most widely deployed management platforms.
Symantec Mobile Management. All Symantec Mobile Management products now integrate with the leading enterprise email client for Android – NitroDesk TouchDown – to provide secure mobile email services, further enabling secure adoption of Android devices in the enterprise. By providing a dedicated enterprise email client for Android devices, Symantec addresses multiple security and management issues, including separation of corporate and personal data.
Symantec Mobile Management now provides native agent based enterprise management for Windows Phone 7 devices, complementing existing support for Android and iOS. With this capability, companies can now provide consistent configuration security and management across the most popular platforms, deploy mobile applications and content and secure the corporate data on these devices.
Nukona App Center from Symantec. Nukona App Center from Symantec now features the ability to secure apps and data on iOS devices with
FIPS 140-2 certified encryption, making Symantec one of the only vendors to offer this certification today. This capability helps ready iOS devices for use in government and other regulated industries, such as the financial and healthcare sectors, helping these organizations meet compliance requirements from corporate owned to BYOD implementations.
Nukona App Center provides secure application and content management for iOS and Android devices and now supports apps created with third-party app frameworks, such as Appcelerator and PhoneGap. This new support helps customers secure and manage mobile applications created from a wider set of development platforms.
Symantec PGP Viewer for Android. Building on the success of Symantec PGP Viewer for iOS, Symantec now offers Symantec PGP Viewer
for Android to provide the ability to read encrypted emails on Android devices. Available for download from the Google Play Marketplace, PGP Viewer for Android works in conjunction with PGP Universal Server from Symantec for user enrollment services and key management to help customers deal with compliance and data breach concerns.