Symantec has announced new offerings to create a trusted ecosystem of applications and partners to help businesses accelerate the execution of their mobility initiatives. The offerings include two new programs - the App Center Ready Program for application developers and the Mobility Solution Specialization Program for channel partners, as well as a single mobile suite spanning device management, application management and mobile security.
With these two programs and a complete suite of enterprise mobility solutions, Symantec addresses all five critical areas of enterprise mobility - user and app access, app and data protection, device management, threat protection and secure file sharing.
Symantec App Center Ready Program allows mobile application developers to embed Symantec’s security and management features, such as encryption, authentication, data loss prevention policies, app distribution and revocation, into their apps without changing their source code. IT organizations with Symantec App Center can now confidently deploy these apps across both iOS and Android platforms with the same level of management, protection and trust as in-house apps.
The Mobility Solution Specialization will cover the full Symantec Mobile Management Suite and will provide partners with access to opportunity registration, expert resources, enablement programs, and accreditations in a multi-tier model. Partners participating will be able to establish compelling practices around enabling mobility with an end-to-end solution. This program will be available to channel partners globally by the end of 2012.
The Symantec Mobile Management Suite is a single solution which covers mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile security. This new suite can be deployed on a per-user meter with both subscription and perpetual pricing models. The suite supports the major platforms, including iOS 6, Android 4.1 and Windows Phone 7.5, and features integrations with Symantec Endpoint Management and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager deployments. It also features new enhancements, such as application blacklisting, email access control and compliance management.
Also announced is a new Android app for Symantec Managed PKI to transparently issue digital certificates to Android phones and tablets and make it easier to manage them. Companies can automate certificate enrolment, updates and revocation, and lower management costs. The Symantec Managed PKI client for Android, along with capabilities for other mobile platforms such as Apple iOS, Mac and Windows, help organizations increase their productivity and embrace BYOD initiatives with advanced device and user authentication.