Feeds

Sprint dons Mobile Armor for security gig

Thick skin for cellco customers

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Sprint claims it is the first US cellco to deliver end-to-end wireless security for enterprise customers.

The boast was made today on the back of a white-label deal with Mobile Armor, of St. Louis, which is powering the cellco's new Sprint Mobile Security service.

This packages encryption and authentication services for laptops and wireless handhelds, and a delete data function to zap stolen devices. Enterprise spoilsports can dictate what applications their workers can download, at the same time ensuring that they meet those pesky compliance obligations. Last but not least, sysadmins get to play with a web portal through which they control the "mobile workforce assets" - this sounds very BOFH-like to us.

Wireless security is a bugbear of enterprises, but few practise what they preach, as this survey (pdf) of Reg readers, conducted this year, shows.

So perhaps, all you mobile warriors are safe for a little while longer from being turned into "mobile workforce assets". Unless your employers are Sprint customers, of course. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes
Poor punters won't be affected, telecoms giant claims
prev story

Whitepapers

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Backing up Big Data
Solving backup challenges and “protect everything from everywhere,” as we move into the era of big data management and the adoption of BYOD.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?