Symantec launches new data loss prevention solution for tablets

Symantec announced it is planning to offer Symantec Data
Loss Prevention for Tablet, the first comprehensive data loss prevention (DLP)
solution for the monitoring and protection of sensitive information on tablet

Available first for the Apple iPad, Symantec Data Loss
Prevention for Tablet will help solve one of the most urgent problems facing
security organizations today by providing content-aware protection for this
remarkably popular new corporate endpoint. The solution is designed to maintain
user productivity and protect an organization’s confidential data at the same

According to Symantec’s recent State of Security Survey,
organizations are grappling with new security challenges stemming from the
proliferation of tablets in the enterprise.
Of those surveyed, 47 percent said mobile
computing was making it more difficult to provide online security, and 45
percent said the consumerization of IT” was a concern.

The latter category includes new technologies that cross
over from consumer to business markets, with tablets replacing laptops as the
top concern. As users bring tablets into the enterprise and access the
corporate network, IT is faced with the challenge of protecting sensitive
business data on those endpoints.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention for Tablet will enable
users to utilize the tablets they are demanding while monitoring and
controlling the transmission of confidential data from these devices with
content awareness.

The product is designed to enable organizations to
support work and personal use concurrently across corporate and personal email,
web communications, and common applications available for the iPad. The
protection will extend to the device and information on it irrespective of
whether the user is connected via 3G or Wi-Fi. Support for the Android tablet
operating system is also scheduled to be available next year.

Symantec Data Loss Prevention for Tablet will be the
latest addition to Symantec DLP and Mobile Management solutions. The product is
designed to let current Symantec DLP customers leverage their existing
investment by utilizing the same policies and management infrastructure.

The company also offers a complete set of encryption
solutions ranging from full disk encryption and removable storage to email and
server solutions. These include the recently announced Symantec PGP Viewer for

The viewer enables employees of organizations with
Symantec PGP Universal Server in place to read encrypted messages on their
preferred Apple iOS devices including the iPad and iPhone For example,
executive team members can receive and view encrypted copies of a sales report
with assurance that both its privacy and security are intact.

With the massive growth in tablet adoptions, customers
have struggled how to extend information protection to this new consumer tool
as it makes its way onto the enterprise networks.”
said Gaurav Mahendru, Specialist – Sales, Information
Protection, India, Symantec.

By Team
[email protected]