Executive Summary

By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2002-07-29 Print this article Print

: PDA Secure Enterprise "> Executive Summary: PDA Secure Enterprise

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Fair
Interoperability Fair
Manageability Excellent
Scalability Good
Security Good
Trust Digitals PDA Secure Enterprise adds good encryption and password protection functionality to Pocket PC- and Palm OS-based devices, but it stands out most for its fine-grained manageability options. We were able to restrict the functionality of the devices we tested, as well as define hours and days during which the devices would be used.
Pricing for PDA Secure starts at $79 per seat, with volume discounts available. The policy editor and server software for PDA Secure cost $5,000. (+) Extensive management options. (-) Requires seperate application to encrypt data on storage cards. EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • Asynchronys PDA Defense Enterprise
  • Softwinters Sentry 2020 for Pocket PC
  • Certicoms MovianCrypt
  • Pointsec Moblie Technologies Pointsec for Pocket PC and Palm OS
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    As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. JasonÔÇÖs coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.

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