MWC 2014: Symantec secures iOS and Android devices in BYOD with new solutions

Symantec is supporting the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trends in organizations with a new set of mobile device security solutions.

Launching at Mobile World Congress and RSA Conference 2014, the new mobile security solutions are designed for both iOS and Android platforms.

The new File Sync and Share solution integrates Norton Zone with the Symantec  Encryption Management Server (SEMS), which enables customers to manage encryption keys themselves and incorporates the patented Symantec Multiblind Key Encryption (MBKE) technology, adding another level of security to protect sensitive data.

The solution supports Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) to provide single sign-on (SSO) via identity providers, two-factor authentication, and virus and malware scanning.


Symantec’s new Push Authentication technology for Symantec Validation and ID Protection (VIP) Service removes the need to manually enter a PIN every time someone logs into a VPN connection. The user simply clicks “allow” on their mobile device and the VPN client will automatically login without requiring a PIN.

Also, the Symantec Sealed program delivers enterprise-class security for both internal and third-party applications on both iOS and Android operating systems. The advantage of this program is that it allows customers to easily manage a secure ecosystem of third-party licensed applications and organic applications in a single, secure workspace for their corporate end users.

Symantec Sealed program currently has 60 partners including Webalo, Damaka, Alfresco and SAVO Group, and more than 125 applications.

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