Sunday, December 4, 2011

Symantec Launches Mobile Security Assessment Service

Symantec introduced a suite of Mobile Security Assessment services to help enterprises evaluate their mobile security postures and develop defenses against mobile threats and vulnerabilities.

The Symantec Mobile Security Assessment Suite provides a vendor neutral evaluation of current mobile usage and threats by enterprises as their employees increasing access network resources via mobile devices and over third party links. It consists of two modules; one for holistic assessment of enterprise mobile security, and one specifically focused on mobile application security.

“When it comes to implementing mobile technology, enterprises are being thrown into the fire,�? said Clint Sand, senior director of the Security Business Practice at Symantec. “Enterprises know that security is the main impediment for broader adoption of mobility, but with all the changes in operating systems and applications, IT managers are unclear on how to comprehensively address the security challenges. We want to help these organizations with an assessment of their security posture and make recommendations on the best ways to embrace BYOD.�?