Mobile device management (MDM) is not equivalent to mobile security.
You probably don’t know the name Location Labs — and the company wouldn’t have it any other way.
Mobile security company Lookout may have made its name with consumers, but it’s eyeing a much larger — and more lucrative — market: the enterprise.
Sponsored Post V-Key focuses on securing native applications and mobile websites by providing security layers, rather than the device itself, providing security without annoying the end customers.
Former Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs has been named the new CEO of web security and privacy company AVG. Kovacs will help the company focus more on mobile.
Editor’s Pick “It can essentially take over the normal functioning of the phone and control any function,” Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal posted.
Guest Post Small businesses are tripping themselves up in one huge area of mobile security: they believe they are too small to get hacked.
AirWatch, a mobile security company, brought on another $25 million in its first round of funding after getting hundreds of millions in February.
“Despite the Bush years of let’s go play in another war, there’s a very tight, close alliance between Canada and the USA,” says Rick Segal, CEO of Canadian startup Fixmo.
Good Technology has secured $50 million in new equity funding, according to an SEC filing.
Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. There were only two problems: I didn’t buy them, and they weren’t being shipped to my house. I’d been hacked.
Guest Post Security remains a staple for these modern IT directors, but the steady flow of employees’ new technologies has changed their thinking to include user experience.
Symantec announced yesterday that it will be restructuring the company and laying off some of its staff as a result. That number could be as high as 1,000 employees, though Symantec CEO Steve Bennett says the focus is not on the number, but on the efficiency.
Lookout Mobile brought its mobile security app to a new tablet today: the Kindle Fire.
Enterprise storage and security business Imation has agreed to buy smaller storage provider Nexsan for $120 million in cash and stock. The deal could help Imation out of a long-standing slump.
The CIA’s venture arm, IN-Q-Tel, strikes strategic partnership with mobile security company Tyfone.
You’re going to find Lookout Mobile on more phones in Europe. The company announced a partnership with French telecommunications company Orange, which will start preloading the software onto its Android phones starting in 2013.
Symantec is catching up to competitors today, with the latest version of its Norton Mobile Security offering. The new version lets you backup your contacts and puts a strong focus on a web dashboard where you can manage your devices.
Guest Post When you lose your personal cell phone, does your employer have the right to remotely wipe all your data?
If you have Lookout Mobile on your iPhone or iPad — a security app that, among other things, helps you locate your device when it’s lost — you can now find your phone even if the battery’s dead through a feature called Signal Flare.
Solving the gigantic problem brought on by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement is by no means no simple.
Highlighting deficiencies in the default Android security, Verizon is introducing its own security app.
MobileSpaces pulls in $3 million from Accel Partners to scale its mobile workspace, which segregates personal and professional applications, and keeps your data safe.
Mocana wants to be a huge,public security company one day. It thinks of itself as the new kid, beating out old guys who have trouble moving away from the PC. Looks like it’s the new, rich kid, too, as the company announced $25 million in its fourth round of funding today.
Lookout Mobile Security and T-Mobile are teaming up today to bring you a unique security feature in mobile phones: custom Scream tones.
Whether accurate or exaggerated, claims of rampant malware apps have haunted the Android Market. Now, Google’s Android team is announcing Bouncer, a new security mechanism that should prevent bad apps from ever making it into the Market.
Mobile security company Lookout Mobile released a new app today to show just how many mobile threats exist.
McAfee released its online security threat predictions for 2012 today, predicting that much of the hacking drama that started in 2011 will only grow in the new year.
Guest Post With organizations from the Fortune 100 and U.S. government struggling to take control of smartphone security, we need to break the mental ties we have comparing it to a PC and remember the evolutionary path it took.
After two years of development, Lookout Mobile Security is launching a security app to protect iPhones. The app doesn’t protect against malware, since Apple has handled that task pretty well. But it does protect users from other bad things that can happen to their iPhones.
Lookout Mobile Security has raised $40 million in a new round of funding led by Andreessen Horowitz, the venture fund co-led by Silicon Valley uber investor Marc Andreessen.
Mobile phone malware is everywhere. Over the course of a year, any one consumer has a 30 percent chance of clicking on an unsafe link, such as a phishing attack, when they surf the web on a mobile phone, according to a new survey by Lookout Mobile Technology. That’s 2.5 times more likely than just six months ago.
Lookout Mobile Security has unveiled a way for mobile users to get automated protection from malware. It is partnering with Verizon Wireless to deliver its Mobile Threat Network is Verizon Wireless, which will protect users of Verizon’s V Cast App Store.
Guest Post Editor’s note: This discussion about enterprise and mobility is one of the five themes we will be focusing on at theVentureBeat Mobile Summit, on April 25-26. We’ve carefully invited the top executives in mobile to discuss the biggest challenges of the day, which, if solved, can lead to much faster growth in the industry. And at our enterprise session, we’ll have top executives around the table from a number of companies, including Verizon, AT&T, Cisco, Salesforce, Box.net, and more. (If you think you should be part of the discussion, you can apply for a ticket.)
Cyber security isn’t as sexy as social media among venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. But it’s a critical technology sector that has been gaining momentum with the economic recovery and the rising threats from cyber criminals.