Mobile Active to Beta Policy-Based Network Control Software
Mobile Application Development Partners (MAD) claims its solution will secure and manage mobile devices in the enterprise.
Mobile Application Development Partners claims its new client-server software product, Mobile Active Defense Enterprise Unified Threat Management (MAD Enterprise UTM), is designed to secure and manage smartphones and other mobile devices in the enterprise, including iPhones. This Network World report suggests that the vendor will offer the client-server software product in a beta test phase later this month.
"Mobile Active Defense Enterprise Unified Threat Management (MAD Enterprise UTM) is preparing a beta test phase later this month, with no scheduled shipping date. Pricing isn't being disclosed. The product has two parts. A small client application is downloaded to the device to configure it for the UTM server. MAD supports devices running Apple's renamed iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), Windows Mobile, Android and Symbian operating systems. The client collects information about the mobile device and delivers a certificate of authority.
"The server application combines a firewall for smartphones, a rules-based policy creation and enforcement program, and mobile e-mail security (including screening for phishing attacks and malware) that's based on MAD's existing software."