WASHINGTON and COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the simulation of a nationwide terrorist attack on the U.S. Internet and cellular infrastructure and the disturbing vulnerabilities that were exposed, SMobile Systems today released its best practices for handling such a crisis as well as a Governmental and Enterprise level mobile security package called Secure Mobility Management Solutions™. The simulation exercise was hosted in Washington D.C. by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC).
The BPC event, Cyber ShockWave, featured a full-day simulation of an attack on the U.S.'s mobile and Internet-based communications infrastructure. SMobile executives, including Joe Hagin, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and Daniel V. Hoffman, SMobile's Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, helped design the event.
Commenting on the best practices that corporations and governmental agencies should learn from the simulation, Joe Hagin stated, "In today's highly charged environment and with the incredible reliance upon mobile communications, it is of vital importance that anyone with exposure to cellular technologies, either personally or in their business, take proactive steps to protect themselves, their networks, their users, and their data from attack."
The five best practices SMobile suggests to avoid the vulnerabilities exposed by the BPC simulation include:
- Protect mobile devices with the same baseline security as PCs;
- Recognize and take action to centrally control a heterogeneous mobile device environment;
- Implement technology to protect against all lost and stolen devices;
- Embrace productivity by supplementing mobile devices with security;
- Look to the cloud for solutions.
"The launch of our new Secure Mobility Management Solution today will benefit our government and enterprise level clients," Neil Book, Chief Executive Officer, SMobile Systems added. "This product is designed to meet the unique needs of large organizations with multiple pain points, and a disparate and wide-spread user base."
SMobile Secure Mobility Management Solutions provides outsourced mobile security administration, policy management and SMobile's award winning suite of mobile security technologies. The solution supports Windows Mobile®, Symbian Series 60, BlackBerry®, iPhone and Google Android smartphones. The product's services are hosted in a certified and highly secure Network Operations Center (NOC), and allow the company's security experts to provide specific and customized solutions, policy configuration and management, 24x7 monitoring, customized best practices, and notification of global security events and concerns.
Key product attributes include:
- Centralized administration, policy management and reporting
- iPhone security management
- Proactive malware detection and removal
- Advanced protection for lost and stolen devices
- Monitoring and control of device messaging and online activities
- Robust anti-spam capabilities
- Application inventory and revocation
Mr. Book concluded, "SMobile has spent nearly eight years developing the world's most sophisticated set of mobile security offerings. These products have been used by the U.S. Army, the Pentagon and other agencies of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Our Secure Mobility Management Solutions offering was developed after years of field use in the most rigorous technology laboratories in the world, and is ready for use more broadly in the corporate and government sectors."
SMobile developed a white paper on best practices learned from the Cyber ShockWave event, which can be found at www.smobilesystems.com/cybershock.
About SMobile Systems
SMobile Systems has created the first and only complete line of products and services that securely protect mobile phones and the global wireless infrastructure from hackers, viruses, data compromise, unauthorized data theft and the effects of lost or stolen devices. The company's security applications include virus and malware detection, text message and data monitoring, spam blocking, enterprise management, protection for mobile professionals from harmful data on open networks and data security and password-protection for content and files. The company is privately held. SMobile Systems, Inc. (www.smobilesystems.com) is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with facilities in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Dortmund, Germany and Pune, India.
Secure Mobility Management Solutions™ is a mark of SMobile Systems.
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