McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel specializing in security technology targeting businesses, the public sector, service providers, and the consumer market, has announced the availability of a series of technology advancements that deliver new comprehensive mobile security and privacy protection for devices, data and apps. McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) 10.0 is available now and includes significant security updates for enterprise customers to enable BYOD practices in the enterprise. EMM 10.0 seeks to provide IT professionals with improved control to identify, secure, and assign policies to both employee- and business-liable smartphones and tablets.
McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management 10.0 delivers expanded data security, application security and ease of administration. McAfee EMM software gives enterprises the ability to offer their employees mobile device choice, while delivering secure and easy access to mobile corporate applications. With secure mobile application access, strong authentication, and compliance reporting via the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator platform, McAfee EMM software brings the same level of control to mobile devices, as well as to employee-owned smartphones and tablets, that IT applies to laptops and desktops.
New features and functionality of EMM 10.0 include:
- Expanded Data Security: Email “Sandboxing” for iOS prevents corporate email from being forwarded from a personal mailbox; Block iCloud Backup for iOS prevents the user from moving corporate data from device to iCloud
- Extended Security Policies: Next month, McAfee also plans to release EMM 10.1 which includes an integrated Secure Container for Android that segregates corporate email, calendar and contacts from personal data according to corporate security policies
- Enhanced Application Security: Application Blacklisting for Android and iOS allows the administrator to define a set of applications and block access. Administrators can also block untrusted SSL certificates to prevent malicious site access
- Ease of Administration: Bulk provisioning for Android and iOS expedites the authorization of mobile devices to large groups of enterprise users; increased scalability to enable management of up to 15,000 devices per server
McAfee also announced a new version of McAfee VirusScan Mobile Security for the Enterprise. IT departments can now deploy comprehensive anti-malware security across all employee and business-owned Android devices. McAfee VirusScan Mobile prevents malware from entering the corporate domain with automatic, up-to-date scanning for malware in files, memory cards, applications, Internet downloads and text messages. Designed specifically for mobile devices, McAfee VirusScan Mobile for Enterprise is unmatched in ease of use, low power consumption, and rapid file scanning.