Mobile Armor Releases Wireless Suite

By Wayne Rash  |  Posted 2006-06-01 Print this article Print

The endpoint security vendor adds smart phones and related devices to the protected list.

Mobile Armor is now supplying wireless security solutions to the U.S. Secretary of Defense, said Chief Technology Officer and co-founder Bryan Glancey. According to Glancey, the Office of the Secretary of Defense is the companys biggest customer for wireless security solutions. "The Wireless Suite is a comprehensive security solution that Mobile Armor has developed for cellular endpoint devices," Glancey, in St. Louis, told
"It protects cell phones and smart phones; it can centrally control, monitor and audit them on a daily basis," he said.
For advice on how to secure your network and applications, as well as the latest security news, visit Ziff Davis Internets Security IT Hub. Glancey said the Wireless Suite includes virus protection, an IP Security VPN component, encryption, a firewall, and a compliance and remediation engine. "All of these parts are delivered over the air and installed on the devices—automatically updated, monitored and audited over the air," he said. Glancey said the Wireless Suite does more than just monitor whats going on, however. If a wireless device is lost or stolen, "It has ability to kill lost or stolen device over the air," he said. Enterprises are facing new security challenges from consumer wireless devices. Click here to read more. Glancey also said the Wireless Suite is designed to work with the same management console that Mobile Armor already provides for its more traditional wired network endpoints. He said the console allows a network administrator to find out what devices a user has on the network with a single click, now including wireless devices. Currently, Mobile Armors suite will protect devices using Windows Mobile 2005, Pocket PC and devices using the Palm OS. Glancey said support for other operating systems, such as Symbian, is planned for a future release. Glancey said the Wireless Suite, aimed at enterprise users as well as wireless carriers, has been chosen by a major wireless provider that he declined to name. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest security news, reviews and analysis. And for insights on security coverage around the Web, take a look at Security Center Editor Larry Seltzers Weblog.
Wayne Rash Wayne Rash is a Senior Analyst for eWEEK Labs and runs the magazine's Washington Bureau. Prior to joining eWEEK as a Senior Writer on wireless technology, he was a Senior Contributing Editor and previously a Senior Analyst in the InfoWorld Test Center. He was also a reviewer for Federal Computer Week and Information Security Magazine. Previously, he ran the reviews and events departments at CMP's InternetWeek.

He is a retired naval officer, a former principal at American Management Systems and a long-time columnist for Byte Magazine. He is a regular contributor to Plane & Pilot Magazine and The Washington Post.

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