Symantec Advances Mobile Productivity with New Android and iOS Protection Capabilities


Symantec Advances Mobile Productivity with New Android and iOS Protection Capabilities

Symantec today announced mobile portfolio updates to enable secure mobile email deployments, mobile application initiatives and Bring Your Own Device programs.

To protect corporate-connected Android devices from app and Internet borne threats, Symantec has released the Symantec Mobile Security for Android. Leveraging on Symantec's technology which monitors and analyzes millions of android apps available on app stores around the world, Mobile Security for Android utilizes Symantec’s anti-malware detection technology from Norton Mobile Security.

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.

All Symantec Mobile Management products now integrate with NitroDesk TouchDown to provide secure mobile email services, further enabling secure adoption of Android devices in the enterprise. This will address multiple security and management issues, including separation of corporate and personal data.

Nukona App Center from Symantec now features the ability to secure apps and data on iOS devices with FIPS 140-2 certified encryption, helping to ready iOS devices for use in government and other regulated industries. 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.

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.

Source: Symantec

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