Juniper gets into smartphone security

Juniper gets into smartphone security

John C. Tanner  |   October 27, 2010
Handset security will become a big issue for enterprises, operators and consumers as smartphone penetration increases, said Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson.
“The history of malware tells us two things: One, that malware will continue to get more and more sophisticated, and it’s already starting to target smartphones. Two: waiting and acting after the fact is a very costly proposition,” said Johnson at the launch event in San Francisco. “That’s why getting out in front of all this before the big wave of smartphone malware and other threats arrives is the way to go.”
Bauhaus says the mobile security offering can enable mobile operators to monetize security solutions to consumers, including virus protection, remote back-up and parental control solutions, more easily because the security platform is an over-the-top solution that doesn’t require any extra network reconfigurations apart from enabling billing capabilities in the backend.
Perhaps more importantly, it also enables mobile operators to target enterprises with corporate mobility solutions more effectively, not least because of its support for multiple mobile OSs.


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