McAfee and 2e2 PartnerPublished: Friday, June 15th, 2012
McAfee has confirmed that it will partner up with 2e2 to provide the McAfee Enterprise Mobility Manager (EMM) through a cloud-based application to service providers and large enterprises.
The rise in mobile devices being used in the business sector reflects a similar rise in overall mobile users. With this increase in use, smartphones are becoming a target for antivirus and other malware threats. Day to day consumers use their mobile phones for everything from internet banking to social networking, and all of these uses have been targeted by viruses and malware in the past.
The use of devices such as iPhones, Android and tablets in the business sector means many enterprises are now not just looking to protect the laptops and computers, linked to their work, but the mobile devices as well. McAfee’s partnership with 2e2 therefore will come as a relief to many consumers who want to keep their businesses safe from the potential damage of viruses and malware. Corporate networks are likely to become an increasingly attractive target for malware, so partnerships such as these ensure that they have the choice for full coverage and protection.
By offering the software through a cloud application, McAfee and 2e2 are also keeping the highest amount of flexibility for its customers. The software can be used for large enterprises to small start up companies, giving everyone an opportunity to make their increasing network safe from different types of threats.
Just as in the day to day consumer environment, businesses big and small are urged by online security firms not to take risks with their security online. Mobile devices might seem untouchable for viruses, but the cases of details of malware on mobile phones have been rising. Safe habits on both mobile devices and computers can help, but security is always the safest option particularly when it comes to a corporate network that holds such vital information for a business.
Guest Article by Sophie Camp