BYOD And MDM: 10 Vendors That Get It


2. Symantec

CEO: Steve Bennett

Mobile security and the issues prompted by BYOD are an endpoint security problem, according to some businesses. While many organizations turn to point solutions or take a best-of-breed approach, many others will turn to their endpoint security vendor to solve their problems. While Kaspersky Lab, Sophos, McAfee and other vendors provide mobile antivirus protection and other mobile security, Symantec may be the endpoint security vendor in the best position to provide the most comprehensive protection, according to industry analysts. In addition to Odyssey Software, an MDM acquisition it made last year, the company snapped up Nukona, a pioneer in containerization. It extends authentication, encryption and other policies on specific mobile apps. It also can extend remote wipe capabilities to specific mobile applications.