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June 17, 2010

Upstart Launches New Technology For Managing Smartphone Security

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By Tim Wilson, DarkReading

Mobile Active Defense, an upstart vendor chaired by security expert and author Winn Schwartau, yesterday launched the MAD Enterprise Unified Threat Management system, which lets IT organizations control and manage iPhones and other smartphones according to company security policy from a central management console. MAD Enterprise UTM is a centrally administered system that provides security capabilities remotely for smartphones, but does not require downloading of applications to each device. “The problem with the smartphone [security] technology so far is that it all requires apps to be loaded onto the phone,” Schwartau says. “If you want antivirus, you have to load it. If you want malware detection, you have to load that. But the smartphone only has so much memory — you can’t use it all up doing security.

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