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ohzone - CherylPeterson | 13 Aug 2012 | 0 comments

With the proliferation of mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones, many organizations are looking to harness the power that comes with mobility, but are hesitant to take the plunge because they fear they will lose control of valuable corporate data. A recent CIO Digest article covers the benefits of implementing a mobile app strategy and how organizations can appease employee desire to use mobile devices, while still maintaining control of the device, application, and data.

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 30 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

Mobile device explosion is outpacing that of any previous technology. As enterprises scramble to address this trend, mobile threats are growing at a daunting pace. Symantec Mobile Solutions provides a comprehensive mobile strategy that secures and manages sensitive information, applications and devices. Mobile computing risks require a watchful eye - everyday. Check out this video on Identifying Mobile Threats:

Identifying Mobile Threats - Brought to you by Symantec | SymantecTV

Symantec Corp. | 10 Jul 2012 | 0 comments

By Anil Chakravarthy, senior vice president, Enterprise Security Group, Symantec

Today’s enterprise IT infrastructure would likely be unrecognizable to even the most progressive of CIOs from just five years ago. In large part, the incredible advances in mobile device technology, the massive adoption of these devices and the BYOD trend these have spurred have driven this rapid evolution of enterprise IT.

The reality is that the majority of organizations are no longer standing on the sidelines simply weighing the pros and cons of various enterprise mobility strategies; they are now running plays and driving down the field. In fact, according to a recent Symantec survey, 59 percent of enterprises are now making line-of-business applications accessible from mobile...

mds1974 | 26 Jun 2012 | 9 comments

When enrolling iOS devices with Symantec Mobile Management 7.2 it the user of the device has the option of using either an enrollment URL or their eMail address. eMail is preferable for many users as it removes the need to remember and retype the lengthy enrollment URL. The implementation guide documents the method to enable Email enrollment for the iOS devices, but doesn't cover this for Android devices. So here it is:

For iOS and Android:

1 Log in to your domain controller and run DNS.
2 In DNS, navigate to the domain folder.
3 Right-click the folder, and then click Other New Records....
4 In the Resourcerecord type window, select Text (TXT) and then click Create Record....
5 In the New Resource Record window, leave Record name blank. Enter the following value in Text:, and then click OK:

iOS only:


mds1974 | 14 Jun 2012 | 1 comment


***Update 27/06/2012

In the upcoming SMM 7.2 release there have been some changes to the underlying database schema. For this reason, if you import the 'Custom Mobile Reports' it is likely some will be missing data. I have therefore created a new set of reports for the SMM 7.2 version. This bundle has been provided in the attachments section and includes the following reports:

Applications Report - All Devices

Applications Report - Android

Applications Report - iOS

Device Management Status

Device Network Details

Last check in time

Manage Devices

Phone Inventory Details

tgrandpre | 13 Jun 2012 | 0 comments

By: Travis Grandpre, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Endpoint Management and Mobility Group, Symantec

Symantec is at it again. We have been named as a “Leader” in another key analyst report. This time, Symantec has been positioned in the “Leader” wave in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Client Management Suites, Q2 2012. This, along with our “Leader” position in the recent 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools, further underscores Symantec’s unique global leadership in the endpoint management space.

The Forrester Wave report states that Symantec made a significant splash in this Wave, earning a position as a Leader with long-established strengths in core and extended client management functionality — particularly OS management, software management, and patch.


bduckering | 31 May 2012 | 0 comments

A few weeks back, Symantec released the 17th edition of our annual Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). As one might guess, mobile malware, mobile operating system vulnerabilities and other mobile-related threats have become an important part of these reports over the last few years. This year’s report is no exception and a few of the findings are worth revisiting here.

Mobile Malware Trending Upwards

Without a doubt, the number of mobile malware threats out there still pales in comparison to malware threats targeting PCs, but no matter how you look at it mobile malware is on the rise. The following chart is from this year’s ISTR and highlights a significant and consistent increase in mobile malware families:

So, why is this mobile malware increase occurring? The simple answer is opportunity...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 21 May 2012 | 0 comments posted the following article on 18 May 2012. See what they have to say about Symantec Mobile Management

Symantec Makes iOS Management As Streamlined And Hands Off As Possible [Mobile Management Month]

"May is Mobile Management Month at Cult of Mac, where we will be profiling a different mobile management company every weekday. You can find all previous entries here and read our Mobile Management manifesto here.


Brad | 02 May 2012 | 0 comments

Pushed by the trend of mobility and byod (bring your own device), Apples iOS based iPhone and IPad platforms are making their way into the enterprise.

This article describes the security mechanisms available on iOS including strengths and weaknesses, and demonstrates how a company can adopt these mechanisms to keep up with the latest security threats targeting mobile devices.

bduckering | 27 Apr 2012 | 0 comments

In October of 2010, Symantec publicly announced its mobile protection strategy, defining a new era in how Symantec secures and manages the information and identities of consumers, businesses and governments in an increasingly mobile world. At its core, the announcement laid out our protection strategy and approach for enterprises, consumers and communication service providers.

That approach is still at the core of how Symantec is addressing the larger mobility trend. However, we continue to strengthen and refine our approach as advancements in mobility develop and changes to the mobile threat landscape evolve. In that regard, Symantec announced some significant advancements to its overall mobile strategy in February of this year and demonstrated that we have delivered on our mobile strategy. Some of those advancements hinged on the acquisition of Odyssey Software.

Odyssey is a mobile...