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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...

MelanieLopez | 06 May 2014 | 1 comment

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-...

ctang | 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...

Swarna | 29 Sep 2013 | 4 comments


The much-awaited iOS 7 is here.   With iOS 7, Apple introduced advanced functionality with iOS7, not just for consumers but also for enterprise users.  For consumers, capabilities such as enhanced camera options, ease of multitasking, photo library, control center, notification center, AirDrop and AirPrint, to name a few, are fantastic. They make it really easy for me to share information and be productive.

However, along with the advanced feature set comes additional security gaps that will be of greater concern for many enterprises.  As the leader in security, this is where it makes our job even more exciting. Our first goal is to secure those glaring new security gaps that come with iOS 7.

Let me explain.

Apple introduced AirDrop on Macs two years ago with OS X Lion for Mac users to transfer files...

Swarna | 14 Sep 2013 | 0 comments


Here we are, 24 hours away from M6 Mobility Xchange in San Diego.   I am very excited to attend this event for the first time and I cannot write enough about how proud we are to share with you about the activity lineup we have at M6.

Ever since Symantec’s 4.0 strategy was announced, there has been a huge culture, mindset shift within the company.  Products and people were reorganized to align with the  “jobs” that our customers are trying to solve; instead of grouping them way we developed the products.  One of the “peaks” of the solutions that was formed in the new Symantec world is User Productivity and Protection.  The solutions that are mapped into this peak are all those that protect the users, their data, their devices and enable them to stay...