Symantec Leapfrogs Mcafee In Mobile Security
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:04 PM
And how would this protection be deployed? Would employees go for having their mobile devices modified?
Yes, some more in-depth info would shed more light onto this.
Abort, Retry, Epic Fail? _
Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:19 PM
Deployment is pretty simple actually - admin creates an app store, tells the users the URL, then users browse to the site from their mobile device and download the app store agent. Apps are presented to them when they log in. The app wrapping is done transparently (other than stuff like authentication). The devices themselves are not modified (it's not MDM).
Hope that helps.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 12:13 AM
Still though, you can't lockdown everything. This scheme should work fine for custom business apps, but how about mainstream apps?
Not by default because that's a violation of Apple's Terms of Service. But let's say there's an app your business uses that you really want to secure - you could contact the app vendor and ask for a version of it that's signed with your company's certificate (i.e. a modified version of the app). Then it can be secured all day long.