Pointsec’s Security Solution Adds Support For The New Nokia 9300 Smartphone
Cambridge, UK, September 8, 2004 – Pointsec Mobile Technologies, a global leader and the provider of the de facto standard for enterprise security software for laptop and desktop PCs, PDAs and smartphones, today released Pointsec for Symbian OS 2.1, a new version of its security software for mobile devices running Symbian OS, adding support also for the new Nokia 9300 smartphone.
Pointsec for Symbian OS 2.1 offers extensive data protection for the Nokia 9500 Communicator and the new Nokia 9300 smartphone and other devices running the Symbian operating system. Any data residing in files and folders is automatically encrypted in real time, with no user intervention required. Email and SMS data can also be encrypted and decrypted on the fly.
“Pointsec’s support for the Nokia 9500 Communicator and the new Nokia 9300 testifies to our commitment to the Symbian platform. Nokia Communicators and smartphones are leading-edge business tools, and our solutions enhance these devices to meet enterprise security requirements, combining ease of use and strong data protection with first-rate management features,” said Peter Larsson, CEO, Pointsec Mobile Technologies.
Information stored on PDAs and smartphones is usually completely unprotected, or protected only through elementary access control. This weakness can become a serious issue if an unprotected device is lost or stolen. Once in place, Pointsec for Symbian OS automatically encrypts all files before they are stored, and decrypts them when opened by an authenticated user – a process that is automatic and fully transparent to the user and which does not noticeably affect performance.
The strong and fast 128-bit AES encryption applied by Pointsec for Symbian OS 2.1 provides protection for all kinds of information, including SMS and email messages, Microsoft Word or PowerPoint files. Pointsec’s solution also offers protection for information stored on removable memory cards.
Key features in Pointsec for Symbian OS 2.1 include support for central management using Pointsec profiles. Pointsec profiles enable IT and security management to create, change, and enforce the organization’s security policies. Full Remote Help is now also available. Users who accidentally lock their devices can regain access by calling their helpdesk and completing the secure Remote Help challenge/response procedure.
Pointsec for Symbian OS is available from Pointsec Mobile Technologies and its distribution partners worldwide. Pointsec for Symbian OS 2.1 now supports the Nokia 9500 Communicator, Nokia 9300, Sony Ericsson smartphones P800 and P900. Support for additional Nokia Series 60 and Nokia Series 80 devices is planned.