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Ryan Terry | 06 Oct 2014 | 5 comments

VIDEO: Introducing Symantec Mobility: Suite

Today mobility offers ‘any device, any time, any place’ productivity, appealing to both enterprises and employees.  However, that flexibility comes with challenges – protecting corporate data on devices, separating personal and corporate information, managing diverse operating systems, and preventing devices and apps from becoming another attack vector.

With Symantec™ Mobility: Suite (v.5.0), available today, customers can now rely on a single unified solution of control that enforces consistent security standards, regardless of device type, without impeding the end user’s productivity or personal privacy. Mobility Suite simplifies mobility management, integrating mobile device management (MDM), mobile application management (MAM) and mobile threat protection into one comprehensive, single console solution. Whether a user’s environment is...

MelanieLopez | 01 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

We’re happy to share that Symantec was named a Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Mobile Management, Q3 2014! The research conducted by Forrester Research, Inc. evaluated Symantec and 14 other vendors against 27 criteria for current offering, strategy, and market presence.

Symantec was identified as one of ten vendors that “lead the pack.” The leaders were noted for separating ourselves from other vendors by introducing a strong security background without disruption for the employee. Forrester defines Leaders as balancing OS, application, and data management functionality while providing flexible container options and productivity applications, and have demonstrated a strong vision and roadmap to help customers as they bring their PC and mobile management strategies together.

Symantec received a high score overall in the current offering category, and the highest possible score for App Security. Forrester Research noted Symantec for the...

Solange Deschatres | 22 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Information for this post was provided by Maribel Lopez, Principal and Founder of Lopez Research, which provides market research, visionary keynotes, strategic consulting services and partnership development services.

classroom.jpgEmployers who’ve embraced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs do so anticipating a more nimble workforce; employees being reachable everywhere, collaboration across geographies, and less company-owned hardware to purchase. While employees enjoy the freedom to use their own device, organizations sometimes fail to properly cover all of the necessary staff training that accompanies a BYOD program. Similarly, emails to employees regarding the changes BYOD brings or a buried/confusing policy can be missed, leading employees to fail to...

MelanieLopez | 15 Sep 2014 | 2 comments

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View the video update with Vizay K and Goutham Sukumar

 

NitroDesk and Symantec have had a long history of partnering together on secure email solutions. One of the attractive aspects of the merger was the fact that a key focus for both companies is security. Combined, we aspire to bring to enterprise customers a set of offerings that leverage aspects of mobility and security from a vast array of components that are readily available within the Symantec portfolio. These include DLP, Mobile Application Management, Identity and Access Management, archival, secure file sharing and others. 

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CherylTang | 15 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

devices.jpgLike it or not, companies are continuing to face a wave of new internet-connected devices hitting their networks. Driven by employee’s desire for newer, sleeker, and faster devices, IT departments are often finding themselves hurrying to develop a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs and mobility policies that’s both secure and appealing to their end users. There’s little doubt that BYOD programs are growing in popularity, Gartner predicts that as many as half of employers will soon require employees use their own device for work purposes. However, the governing policies for these programs are sometimes implemented clumsily, or not at all. Getting these policies right the first time can be extremely important to not only the security of business data and intellectual...

MelanieLopez | 11 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be released on September 17th and will be available for iPhone 4S and later.  Symantec is committed to supporting Apple iOS operating system versions on day zero of their release.  We have been testing iOS 8 beta releases with our existing Symantec App Center 4.4 and the upcoming 5.0 release and will support iOS 8 on both. Existing customers have received a notice with instructions on how to prepare their environments.

The new iOS features a number of enterprise-friendly capabilities designed to increase productivity and make managing iOS devices easier for IT organizations. New features such as data management and content filtering demonstrate the importance of thinking beyond MDM and supports Symantec’s mobility mission to provide a single enterprise mobility platform that securely manages apps and data,...

Ryan Terry | 19 Aug 2014 | 0 comments

Symantec Mobility: Suite is a finalist in the 2014 CTIA Awards MobITS program, Mobile Security & Privacy category. Vote for Symantec by clicking here. This link will bring you to our entry page where voters only have to click on the “Sign Up/Sign In to vote” link. Voting ends on Monday, September 8 @ 5:00 PM PT. 

Winners will be announced at this year’s Super Mobility Week on September 10, 2014

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Solange Deschatres | 23 Jun 2014 | 0 comments

BYOD vs CYOD.jpegThe last few years have been all about BYOD – or bring your own device – an IT revolution that freed employees from the shackles of dated or unsuitable hardware in favor of, well, whatever they wanted to use. The benefits are obvious: most employees have their own computers at home and know how to use them, so they can spend more time getting down to business and less time trying to work out why this application doesn’t have that feature.

But there are big drawbacks to BYOD as well, and most of them concern security. First there’s the fact that company data is leaving the premises every evening, and what happens to it off-site often has IT staff pulling their hair out. According to Osterman Research, 15% of employees...

tgrandpre | 23 May 2014 | 6 comments

One of the primary reasons enterprises adopt mobility is to improve collaboration and out-of-office productivity. That makes business email the first and most widely adopted mobile application, and consequently most of our customer conversations start with “How do we enable secure mobile email?”. Many third party applications, including native email applications, lack in either functionality, security or usability. With the fate of Blackberry looking grim, the majority of enterprises relying on Blackberry are looking for alternative mobile business email options.

Solving this #1 customer job has been part of our mobile strategy from day 1. To better serve our customers with a differentiated email product today, and to broaden our capabilities in productivity tomorrow, we have decided to acquire NitroDesk, a partner of ours for secure email for several years. We closed the deal last week and I am excited to share the news with you.

Press Release:...

MelanieLopez | 06 May 2014 | 2 comments

Symantec would like to announce the release of App Center version 4.4. The Symantec App Center 4.4 release allows IT to confidently embrace Android in the enterprise and improves security for email and app access. This release delivers integrated threat protection for Android and support for Android 4.4 operating system. It also includes Secure Email and App Proxies for control of network access policies and compliance. These new features and others are available now in your App Center console to upgrade.

Summary of New Features

  1. Confidently embrace Android in the enterprise
  2. Improved email and app security
  3. Improved usability in admin console

Feature Highlights

1.  Confidently embrace Android in the enterprise

  • Integrated mobile threat protection
    • Protects Android users from privacy risks, mobile malware, greyware, fraudulent websites and more...