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Webroot updates SecureAnywhere BYOD suite

Webroot has released a new version of its SecureAnywhere-Business – Mobile Protection suite that aims to strengthen corporate data and solidify bring your own device [BYOD] policies.

The update guards against the latest threats and malicious attacks across both Android and iOS devices by providing unified management between mobile devices and desktop PCs.

“Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting employees to gain access to a company’s intellectual property, and there is an enormous amount of company data accessible on employee-owned mobile devices” said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy at Webroot. “Businesses must supplement their endpoint security with a coherent but simple BYOD protection strategy.”

It includes an administrator console allowing easy policy management and enables various enhancements that leverage threat data from the cloud in real-time, with scanning powered by Webroot Intelligence Network services.

A welcome addition comes in the form of a SecureWeb browsing feature that now supports Google Chrome as well as stock Android browsers and in the process helps to protect sites from threats, viruses and malicious attacks.

Management will receive alerts when a device is out of policy with user group management made simple by being able to drag and drop workers into certain groups.

Other security improvements include alerts sent to the administrative console if a device passcode, lock screen time out or device administrator access doesn’t meet the policy requirements set out by the company.

Surveys in recent times have shown just how important BYOD is growing to be with almost 40 per cent of CIOs surveyed in May stating that they expected to stop furnishing corporate-owned devices within three years. Some firms are still failing to take the trend seriously though and Webroot is just one company that is working to help companies implement a policy to take advantage of BYOD implementation.

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