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Vodafone Smartphone Professional Launched

Vodafone has rolled out a new smartphone feature for enterprise users, allowing them to securely access company data from their personal devices.

The new Vodafone Smartphone Professional is designed to allow businesses to manage the smartphones on their networks to allow safe and secure access to company data.

Using the new enterprise tool, which works on a web-based model, IT administrators will be able to control the use of applications, restrict a device's functionality to a bare minimum and remotely erase any sensitive data from the device if it gets lost or stolen.

The service will be available to UK businesses for an activation fee of £50, and a further £20 being charged per user per month.

Vodafone UK enterprise director Peter Kelly, said in a statement: “With smartphones becoming increasingly popular, securing the way data is accessed and stored on these devices is crucial. Many businesses want to allow employees to use the mobile device that they choose to do their job most effectively.”