Feeds

Symantec buys mobile app management firm

Plans to hoover up BYOD bucks

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

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.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests
Day 4: 'News'-papers STILL rammed with Clooney nuptials
Shellshock: 'Larger scale attack' on its way, warn securo-bods
Not just web servers under threat - though TENS of THOUSANDS have been hit
Apple's new iPhone 6 vulnerable to last year's TouchID fingerprint hack
But unsophisticated thieves need not attempt this trick
PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai
First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Researchers tell black hats: 'YOU'RE SOOO PREDICTABLE'
Want to register that domain? We're way ahead of you.
Stunned by Shellshock Bash bug? Patch all you can – or be punished
UK data watchdog rolls up its sleeves, polishes truncheon
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.