McAfee has announced a series of technology advancements that deliver upon its vision of providing mobile security and privacy protection for devices, data and apps. McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) 10.0, available now, includes significant security updates for enterprise customers to enable ‘bring your own device’ practices in the enterprise. With EMM 10.0, IT professionals will have improved control to identify, secure, and assign policies to both employee- and business-owned smartphones and tablets. 

Mobile device are continuing to grow rapidly and have become a staple in work life and play,” said John Thode, Executive Vice President and General Manager of McAfee’s consumer, mobile and small business unit. “As a result, consumers and organizations need to ensure these devices are protected from device loss, data theft and malware that can be distributed via direct downloads, links, email attachments and text messaging. We’re excited about our 2012 line-up of mobile security products and the new features and functionally that will help smartphone and tablet users experience a worry-free mobile computing experience.

Complete security package

Complete security package

McAfee EMM software gives enterprises the ability to offer their employees mobile device choice, while delivering secure and easy access to mobile corporate applications. With secure mobile application access, strong authentication, and compliance reporting via the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform, McAfee EMM software brings the same level of control to mobile devices, including employee-owned smartphones and tablets that it applies to laptops and desktops. New features and functionality include:

  • Expanded Data Security: Email “Sandboxing” for iOS prevents corporate e-mail from being forwarded from a personal mailbox; Block iCloud Backup for iOS prevents the user from moving corporate data from device to iCloud. Next month, McAfee plans to release an integrated Secure Container for Android that segregates corporate e-mail, calendar and contacts from personal data, according to corporate security policies.
  • Enhanced Application Security: Application Blacklisting for Android and iOS allows the administrator to define a set of applications and block access. Administrators can also block untrusted SSL certificates to prevent malicious site access.
  • Ease of Administration: Bulk provisioning for Android and iOS expedites the authorization of mobile devices to large groups of enterprise users; Increased scalability to enable management of up to 15,000 devices per server.

McAfee is also announcing a new version of McAfee Virus Scan Mobile Security for Enterprise. IT departments can now deploy anti-malware security across all employee and business-owned Android devices. McAfee Virus Scan Mobile prevents malware from entering the corporate domain with automatic, up to date scanning for malware in files, memory cards, applications, Internet downloads and text messages. It’s designed specifically for mobile devices with low power consumption and rapid file scanning.

Earlier this month, McAfee also announced McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 for consumers, which offers a wider approach to elude mobile security threats and to protect user’s privacy when using smartphones and Android tablets. McAfee Mobile Security combines powerful antivirus, anti-theft, call and SMS filtering, web and app protection. More information on their services and products is available here.

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