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Symantec said that channel partners could build up a mobile practice down the road as the solutions become available.
"It's another endpoint on the network. The devices are getting smarter and smarter and having more capabilities," said Randy Cochran, Symantec vice president of channel sales for the Americas. "Android has more apps than iPad does, but how do you certify that those apps are legit?
Cochran said that partners, for example, could potentially build up practices down the road involving a security certification system for mobile apps similar to the VeriSign authentication check mark today.
"There's going to be some cool things that happen in that space in the not so distant future," Cochran said.
Meanwhile, channel partners expressed strong enthusiasm in anticipation of impending mobile security launch.
"I think that Symantec has a fantastic chance to own this," said Feris Rifai, CEO of San Francisco-based Bay Dynamics. "The reality is they're doing a lot of the right things already. They have pretty much all the pieces, and they're putting together a fantastic strategy."
Rifai expressed enthusiasm for the impending launch of a CISO dashboard, demonstrated at Symantec Vision Conference, that would include mobile management and security capabilities.
"Bringing their strength from an app perspective, with the ability to manage, in the overarching context of security for mobile devices -- there's a real chance to take a leadership role in this space."