OVERLAND PARK, Kan. ? 09/19/2006 Sprint (NYSE: S) launched today Sprint Mobile Security, which is powered by Mobile Armor and is the only security solution from any carrier that allows complete end-to-end security management for laptops and mobile handheld devices. It is a new service available in the Sprint Mobility Management portfolio, which also includes billing and device management services and is the only integrated package designed to work across multiple carriers and device and operating system (OS) platforms.
"Wireless security issues concern enterprise customers looking to expand wireless access to a broader range of corporate applications," said Rena Bhattacharyya, industry analyst at IDC. "Sprint Mobile Security addresses these concerns by bundling services that mitigate security risks and threats into a pre-packaged solution designed to be easy to install, use and pay for."
Sprint Mobile Security is designed to meet three major needs: data protection, threat prevention and compliance.
Sprint Mobile Security protects data by enforcing password policies across all devices with fixed, PIN or color-coded credentials. It also allows companies to encrypt individual files or an entire device and memory card using AES or 3DES, and the mobile VPN allows users to securely connect to the corporate intranet while on the go.
Sprint Mobile Security protects mobile devices from viruses, worms and Trojans that can infect devices and spread malware via text messages or Bluetooth connectivity. It scans, identifies and removes these malicious codes, and its firewall blocks "denial of service" attacks and restricts network traffic based on source, destination, IP ports and applications. Sprint Mobile Security can also lock and delete data on a device if the device is lost or stolen.
Sprint Mobile Security enables companies to enforce policies to ensure that only corporate-sanctioned applications are on their devices and that government and industry regulations are being met. It can enforce more than 150 policies from a single online portal. Sprint Mobile Security also offers automatic remediation, which will update non-compliant programs or profiles automatically, without requiring user intervention. This feature simplifies the user experience and enhances productivity so that users are not locked out of applications or services.
"With Sprint Mobile Security, companies have access to the highest level of security expertise, tools and customer service to ensure complete protection for their unique and evolving enterprise security needs," said Barry Tishgart, director of product marketing for Sprint. "Companies can have confidence knowing that their assets are secure and proprietary data is protected and compliant with corporate policy."
Sprint Mobile Security provides multiple levels of support, allowing companies to control their mobile environment with flexibility and ease. In addition to 24x7 support from Sprint, IT administrators are also able to manage, control, edit and view their mobile workforce assets through an online Web portal with custom reporting features.
Several companies have completed successful trials of Sprint Mobile Security in recent months. For more information on Sprint Mobile Security, visit sprint.com/smms.
Sprint Mobile Security is the most recent example of Sprint's leadership in managed services. Sprint received the 2005 Product of the Year Award for managed services from Search Mobile computing.com. Sprint also received the "Diamond Award" for its best-in-class new solutions at the 2005 ITSMA Marketing Excellence Awards.