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From Android to the iPhone, Security Vendors Target Mobile Devices

eWeek.com, By Brian Prince

From McAfee to Websense to Kaspersky Lab, security vendors are looking to secure the growing number of mobile devices in the enterprise.

According to researchers at IDC, smartphone vendors shipped more than 100 million devices during the fourth quarter of 2010, almost double the number delivered during the same period in 2009. For enterprises, this means there is no shortage of new devices for them to manage and secure.

But where enterprises see potential IT headaches, security vendors see opportunity. The growing focus on protecting mobile devices has led recently to a number of announcements spanning mobile-management and anti-malware solutions from companies such as McAfee, Kaspersky Lab and others.

“Enterprises are struggling with the consumerization of IT,” said Amit Sinha, CTO of Zscaler.


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