Winner: Symantec for Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile Edition
Mobile devices are now far more sophisticated than ever before and provide greater corporate access and store more data. This has made them an increasingly popular target for hackers. They also become a higher target for theft and their size makes them much easier to misplace. Their computing power also makes them a convenient alternative to the traditional laptop. As a result, companies need to find a way to manage these devices and make sure they are secure. To do this effectively, companies need to treat these devices as they would any other endpoint, and managing them from a single console is the next logical step. Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile Edition is integrated with the Symantec Management Platform, which enables IT professionals to manage, secure, update and protect multiple devices from a central console.
The main differentiators include integration and complete mobile device lifecycle management. Security is one out of a few elements in a comprehensive mobile device security strategy. Competitors are currently cobbling together mobile device security and management solutions that Symantec brought to market more than a year ago.
Currently, organizations are focused on managing and protecting the myriad of endpoints accessing their networks. Companies must broaden their focus to protect the data contained on these devices. Different types of data are subject to a variety of regulations. This may change the measures that must be in place on the device. By focusing on the data, companies are better equipped to ensure they are compliant and secured to the appropriate level.
Further, Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile Edition is integrated with the Symantec endpoint management solution set, which enables organizations to manage, secure and protect mobile devices and the data on them. With Symantec Endpoint Protection Mobile Edition, administrators have the confidence they need to embrace the consumerization effect because they have the ability to manage and secure mobile devices dynamically and holistically through their entire lifecycle. Bottom line, users can have the access they need using the devices they prefer while their organizations have confidence knowing that the devices are accounted for, managed, secured, (data) protected and compliant.
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