Secure your smartphone

August 2004
Management Services;Aug2004, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p28
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Sony Ericsson deal set to boost Symbian mobile OS. Wilson, Richard // Electronics Weekly;11/15/2006, Issue 2265, p14 

    The article reports that Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB's decision to acquire Symbian Ltd.'s Sweden-based software subsidiary UIQ Technology AB will boost the Symbian mobile phone operating system (OS). Symbian will get wider market recognition and will get new investment in the...

  • Sony Ericsson to install Kodiak's PTT software on phones.  // RCR Wireless News;8/29/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 35, p8 

    Reports on the plan of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications L.P. to install Kodiak Networks' PTT software on its phones as of August 2005. Agreement signed by the companies; Features of the technology of Kodiak according to Bruce Lawler, Kodiak's co-founder and executive vice president;...

  • 'A' Is for 'Android'. McKiernan, Gerald // Searcher;Sep2010, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p7 

    The article focuses on the Android software package for mobile phones. The author reports that as of mid-April 2010, about 50 makes and models of Android phones were available, being developed or about to be released. Android-based phone manufacturers include Blackberry, Samsung and Sony...

  • Sony Ericsson and Motorola in joint Symbian platform venture. Wilson, Richard // Electronics Weekly;10/24/2007, Issue 2309, p5 

    The article reports that Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB and Motorola Inc., have formed a software venture to accelerate the development of mobile phones based on open standard operating systems. Motorola and Sony Ericsson will develop the Symbian operating system-based UIQ open user...

  • POINTSEC EXTENDS DATA ENCRYPTION TO LINUX.  // UNIX Update;Jan2005, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p7 

    This article reports on the expansion made by Pointsec, the worldwide de facto standard for mobile device security, to its endpoint security solutions to encompass Linux, the world's fastest-growing operating system. Pointsec for Linux enables users to protect their most confidential data stored...

  • ENTRUST AND POINTSEC PROTECT DATA ON MOBILE DEVICES.  // Telephone IP News;Oct2004, Vol. 15 Issue 10, pN.PAG 

    Reports on the strategic technology, sales and marketing relationship formed by Entrust Inc. and Pointsec Mobile Technologies to address the growing need for protecting data on mobile devices. Information on the Pointsec's technology-based Entrust Entelligence products; Significance of the...

  • Get smart. Gillooly, John // APC (Bauer Media Group);Jan2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p72 

    The article explores the world of convergence by comparing the best smartphones in the market. With the serious push by Microsoft into the smartphone world with its Windows Mobile software, it's not surprising that interface homogenization is progressing rapidly. All the Windows Mobile-based...

  • gear BOX. Brown, Greg // Latin Trade (English);Mar2003, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p45 

    Evaluates the Sony T68i cellular telephone from Sony Ericsson. Advantages and disadvantages; Price range; Target market.

  • TECH GADGETS.  // Global Cosmetic Industry;Nov2003, Vol. 171 Issue 11, p20 

    Features the Sony Ericsson T616 cellular phone, the latest in all-in-one console technology. Physical description; Distinct features; Packaging.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics