Companies Spooked About Smart Phone Security

By | April 6, 2006

Most companies won´t deploy smart phones to workers because of security worries, a survey released by the research arm of the Economist claimed Tuesday. Sponsored by Cupertino, Calif.-based Symantec, the study showed that enterprises use the security excuse more than any other for not rolling out advanced handsets.

More than 60 percent named security concerns as an obstacle to making data available to workers using wireless and remote computer technologies; security handily beat “cost and complexity,” which was named as a trouble spot by 47 percent of the companies queried.

“The enterprise security model is outdated,” said Paul Miller, Symantec´s director of mobile and wireless solutions. “Security [concerns] is slowing down deployment of smart phones. And even when they´re taken into account, it´s often done ad hoc. Administrators, however, want a complete view. They want one compliance report, one admin console, and a complete view of their perimeter.” Read Full Story

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