Securing the Mobile Enterprise

September 2, 2009

Kaspersky releases mobile security suite

Filed under: Mobile Security,security,smartphone — Balaji Prasad @ 10:28 pm
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Kaspersky has announced what is by far the most promising security suite for Symbian and Windows Mobile phones. Besides providing a regulation firewall and anti-virus it offers unique features like anti-theft and SIM-Watch modules. Remote Device wipe is nothing new, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices (via ActiveSync) have had this feature for years. However this is the first time we are having a device wiping solution for a mobile device that is not tethered to the enterprise. The device wipe in this case happens by sending an SMS message to the lost/stolen phone causing it to digitally self-destruct. The unique anti-theft module locks your data if a new SIM card is inserted into the device. Additionally it sneaks an email back to you with the telephone number of the new SIM card!! Truly ingenious. Enough data about the performance/battery-life implications of running this suite is not available as yet but if Kaspersky engineers it similar to their desktop solution, that should not be too much of a performance hog.

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August 30, 2009

mobile security taken for granted

Filed under: Mobile Security — Balaji Prasad @ 3:37 am
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A recent survey by TrendMicro showed that the average crackberry/iphone addict is quite oblivious of the potential security risks of conducting his work over the mobile airwaves. Nearly 45% of smartphone users have fallen victim to the a security breach and less than a quarter of them are consciously aware of the native security features on their phone.

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