Norton Smartphone Suite to Ship for Windows Mobile next week

From May 29th, Symantec Corp. will broaden its mobile security product line by shipping new products designed for Windows Mobile devices.

There are two versions called Norton Mobile Security for Smartphones and Symantec Mobile Security 5.0. 

The new Windows Mobile software will include antivirus, antispam, firewall and data encryption capabilities, to keep data secure, even if the smartphone is lost. Symantec will also sell an optional VPN (virtual private network) component for users who want to securely connect with their corporate servers.

The enterprise software will have advanced IT administration and auditing features.

You can get more details HERE

Comments (2)
  1. JasperM says:

    So, I’m wondering, when troubleshooting desktop or Exchange connectivity with this device, are we now going have to start asking "Do you have your Smartphone Firewall turned off?" since this is one the main items that causes connectivity issues.  

    It would also be interesting to see what differences, in terms of data encryption, there are between the Norton encryption, and the Windows Mobile 6 storage card encryption.  I realize its only a WM5 release right now for the suite.

    With all the WM6 upgrades coming out and the advance remote admin capabilities of that, I wonder how they stack up to the WM5 Norton admin capabilities?

    "Egan estimates that Windows Mobile devices make up about 3 percent of the U.S. mobile phone market."  

    Are there any more accurate numbers than that, or is that accurate?  I guess if the market quote was for the UK it would be more relevant.

    So if you could get right on that Jason, and have a Power Point and market analysis by say…oh I don’t know, End of Business today, that’d be greeeeat…haha just kidding!

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