Probably About Time: Symantec Launches Mobile Security for Android

There was a moment in time where our smartphones and tablets offered all of the wonders of the powerful mobile computing without the cloying downside of security threats we became so accustomed to with our desktops and notebooks. That moment has more or less passed, as individuals and companies alike are getting wise to the growing security threats from malware, forgetful employees, and thieves. Perhaps it’s time to get some protection for your Android device.

Symantec certainly thinks so, as the company announced additions to its existing enterprise mobile security portfolio with Symantec Mobile Security for Android. The new feature is designed to blend with Symantec Mobile Security and uses antivirus technology, a firewall, and SMS antispam to keep devices safe, and IT heads can manage security on devices centrally.

Symantec mobile security for Android

In the enterprise these days, BYOD reigns supreme, which makes employees happy but drives security teams nuts--especially as more communications and productivity take place on mobile devices. Some additional security capabilities couldn’t hurt.