Symantec Readies New Mobile Security Suite

Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of the main focuses at this year’s Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain, is cellphone security. Hundreds of presenters, companies, and keynotes have dedicated themselves to showing off the latest and greatest in mobile privacy and security solutions.

Symantec was no different, taking the stage to debut their all new line of security applications backend server improvements designed to tighten up the leaks and cracks on popular mobile platforms such as Android and iOS.

This includes the Norton Zone integration with the Symantec Encryption Management Server (SEMS), a system which allows customers to manage encryption keys themselves to protect sensitive data, as well as the Norton Zone, an automatic support net built so the  Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) can provide single sign-on (SSO) via identity providers.

“In a world where mobility plays an integral part of both our personal and professional lives, Symantec’s mission is to help reduce security and privacy risks that prevent people from getting the most out of their devices,” said Chandra J. Rangan, vice president of Enterprise Segment Marketing at Symantec. “We are thrilled to build out our partner ecosystem and share our expertise in mobile security management and technologies this week to further help our customers learn firsthand how easy it is to be productive and protected — wherever they may be.”

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The firm spoke about several moves they plan to take in the coming year to give their customers a fighting shot against threats like malware, spyware, and the ever-prying eyes of the NSA, including a new string of partnerships that will help them bring more firepower to the fight currently being waged in high-level corporate and government service sectors.

Other notable improvements include the Symantec Validation and ID Protection app, which in theory would allow anyone trying to turn on their VPN service a one-click option that could be easily activated through the push of a button on the owner’s personal phone.