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Juniper Puts Mobile Security in Spotlight

Armed with a disturbing set of statistics about the dangers facing mobile users, Juniper has unveiled a new product line and research center designed to cover a wide array of mobile platforms and identify mobile threats before they run out of control.

According to new research sponsored by Juniper, over 76 percent of surveyed users access sensitive business or personal information with mobile devices. Adding further concern is the finding that 25 percent of U.S.-based mobile users reported that their mobile access was not password protected.

The new Mobile Security Suite is Juniper's effort to help secure mobile endpoints including smartphones and tablet devices. From an IT security perspective, the suite includes anti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam, and monitoring services.

With monitoring, the service enables enterprises to trigger remote data wipes if a device is reported lost or stolen. Another core component of the security suite is its ability to enable remote backup and restoration of user data.

In terms of device support, Juniper is now securing Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry mobile platforms. Juniper is making the Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite available to enterprises and plans on having the service available to consumer via its mobile service providers later this year.

Read "Juniper Addresses Smartphone Security" at Enterprise Networking Planet