Yesterday Juniper Networks announced it has entered into definitive agreement to acquire SMobile Systerms, Inc. The integration is going to mean more comprehensive mobile device security for both corporate users and consumers alike. Infonetics Research, an industry analyst firm, projects the mobile client security market to grow by more than $1 billion by 2014. Here’s the details…
We’ve been huge promoters of SMobile Systems Security Shield because they have the top security mobile software available to mobile devices for both enterprises and consumers alike. They are a privately held software company based in Ohio, headquartered in the US. They are the leading experts and innovators in the mobile market, which is their focus, and have been doing it since they were founded in 2002. Their focus has included AntiVirus, Firewall, AntiSpam, AntiTheft, Identity Protection, Enterprise controls, and protection for children with mobile devices. I first started following them since the Etisalat incident and am extremely impressed in the software which has proven tried and true. Their product portfolio protects mobile devices running on Android, Apple iOS (iPhones and iPads alike), BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile OS.
Juniper Networks began with top of the line secured routers and grew from there. The company is designed to cover everything from devices to data centers, and consumers to the cloud. They have acquired various technologies and companies. They currently maintain more than 30, 000 customers and partners worldwide. They will integrate the SMobile technology into their Junos® Pulse, an innovative software platform that brings ubiquitous connectivity, security and acceleration to smart phones, tablets, netbooks and notebooks, according to the press release.
The transaction in closing in estimated at around $70 million dollars. With SMobile whose mission has been to secure, manage, and control all mobile devices, ensuring the internet you hold in your hand is secure and reliable incorporated into Juniper Network’s worldwide base and secure technology, it should prove to be prepared for the advances in technology that are ahead.
Technology is advancing, and while some devices are more secure than others, being prepared is a smart move. Your smartphone is a mobile device that has the capability of a small laptop with voice. Your information is sensitive data, so securing it makes sense.
For more information on the companies and the SMobile products, the following links are available.
One of the things I love is that for only $29.99 a year you can have complete assurance that your phone and information are secure. I’ve tested it on the dashboard, tested it on the handset, and tested it against the top malware/spyware available to the BlackBerry. It’s stealth. Protect what’s yours, you wouldn’t run your pc without security software would you?
What are your thoughts on mobile security? Do you subscribe to any type of mobile security? If so or if not, please share what you use and why, or why you don’t. I’d like to know how many of us out there truly think about it.