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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 | 0 comments


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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. 

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


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...

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...
MelanieLopez | 15 Apr 2014 | 0 comments

As mobile device management solutions become more commonplace in the enterprise, many of the conversations I've had about "What's next?" with customers (both potential and current), lead to larger discussion about their data protection strategy for mobile.

MDM is not enough

Companies are coming to the conclusion that "MDM" (mobile device management) alone is not going to solve for protecting corporate data; and that perhaps an integrated solution offering anti-malware (mobile security), device management (MDM), and app/data protection (MAM) capabilities is worth evaluating.

While standalone solutions can be valuable, the real power comes from integration, and aggregating the telemetry coming from these mobile devices. This allows IT to empower the user to maintain the hygiene of their own device, and still provide the proper level of access to corporate data based on that information.

Corporate-owned or BYOD

Let's use a real-...

CherylTang | 20 Feb 2014 | 0 comments




Mobility is a reality of today’s business environment. Look around and you’ll see people working on smartphones and tablets at coffee shops, on trains, planes and yes, even at their kids’ soccer games. While mobility is a boon for employee productivity, it has created security and management challenges for IT organizations.

Many companies turned to Mobile Device Management (MDM), expecting it to be a panacea for enterprise mobile security, only to find that relying solely on MDM was simply not enough. While MDM is important, there is more to an enterprise mobility strategy than just managing devices. Enter Mobile Application Management (MAM). Today, companies are broadening their mobile strategy to include developing, deploying, securing and managing mobile apps.

If you’re...

Will Redfield | 16 Jan 2014 | 1 comment

Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of the Symantec Sealed Program that enables enterprises to adopt their choice of third-party mobile apps without compromising the enterprise-level security they need to protect critical information. The Sealed Program (part of Symantec App Center) delivers an ecosystem of trusted and secure third-party mobile apps, allowing enterprises to provide a protected mobile workspace for end-users. Enterprises can manage and distribute the Symantec Sealed third party apps in the same protected way that they would manage their in-house developed apps protected and managed by Symantec App Center.

Mobile workers—that’s the term you hear often because that’s what we are.  We have always used our laptops to stay productive while “on-the-go”.  With smartphones and tablets, mobility just got a...