TITLE

Secure your smartphone

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Management Services;Aug2004, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the launch of Pointsec Mobile Technologies' Pointsec for Symbian OS 2.0, the 2004 version of its security package for mobile devices running Symbian OS, primarily to bring users of Sony Ericsson smartphones into their mobile data protection. Information stored on personal digitals assistants and smartphones is usually completely unprotected, or protected only through elementary access control. This weakness can become a serious issue if an unprotected device is lost or stolen. The software means that in the Symbian operating system, files and folders are automatically encrypted in real time before they are stored, with no user intervention required. Email and Short Messaging Service data can also be encrypted and decrypted using a robust 128-bit AES encryption. They are decrypted when opened by an authenticated user. The protection extends to information stored on removable memory cards. The solution also includes support for central management using Pointsec profiles. Pointsec profiler enables IT and security management to create, change, and enforce the organisation's security policies, so that they control all mobile users.
ACCESSION #
14147412

 

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