Lookout Launches Mobile Security Platform for BYOD Businesses
The platform offers protection against malware, Web-based threats and data loss, and gives IT managers the ability to manage devices.Security specialist Lookout announced the launch of its mobile security and device management platform, Lookout for Business, which is designed to help businesses adopting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies secure their mobile devices from threats, data loss and device loss. The platform offers protection against malware, Web-based threats and data loss and gives IT managers the ability to manage devices including remote locate, lock and wiping of devices. "Employees are a major part of the mobile security equation, and solutions that will be adopted and effective will be the ones with a minimal learning curve," Jenny Roy, head of Lookout for Business, said in a statement. "Businesses want products that both their IT team and employees will use and love, and Lookout has taken that to heart." In addition, a cloud-based console provides visibility and insight into the security and management of devices and employee-facing features that allow users to find and secure their phone.
"Companies can no longer ignore the fact that employees are often carrying their most sensitive data on mobile phones," Nushin Vaiani, an analyst with Canalys, said in a statement. "Mobile security will be a priority as IT executives seek to protect phones from a myriad of threats, and in order for IT managers to see adoption of security it needs to be something employees are willing to use."