Feeds

Symantec buys mobile app management firm

Plans to hoover up BYOD bucks

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

Symantec has bought privately held mobile application management firm Nukona. Terms of the deal, announced Tuesday, were undisclosed.

The purchase, along with the earlier acquisition of mobile device management firm Odyssey Software, will allow Symantec to develop and market products that support the growing trend of allowing workers to bring their own devices to work.

Nukona’s technology offers the ability to natively protect and control iOS, Android and HTML5 apps. The software offers the ability to "protect and isolate corporate data and applications across both corporate owned and personally owned devices", according to Symantec. ®

Bootnote

Plenty of enterprise security managers we've spoken to think that while synchronising calendaring and (preferably over a VPN) email access to smartphones is all fine and dandy, the idea of allowing anyone and everyone to bring tablets or home computers into worker is bonkers. But once senior execs start wanted to access corporate resources using their iPads, such concerns become secondary.

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

More from The Register

next story
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert
Don't panic though – Apple's backdoor is not wide open to all, guru tells us
NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw
Have you been on YouPorn lately, perhaps? White House website?
LibreSSL RNG bug fix: What's all the forking fuss about, ask devs
Blow to bit-spitter 'tis but a flesh wound, claim team
Black Hat anti-Tor talk smashed by lawyers' wrecking ball
Unmasking hidden users is too hot for Carnegie-Mellon
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert
Exodus vows not to sell secrets of whistleblower's favorite OS
Own a Cisco modem or wireless gateway? It might be owned by someone else, too
Remote code exec in HTTP server hands kit to bad guys
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
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.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.