Mobile Data Security
Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0
Symantec was among the first wave of security vendors to extend protection to the growing number of mobile devices making their way onto corporate networks, and its strength and experience in this area helped its Mobile Security Suite 5.0 offering win silver.
The suite is heavy on antimalware capabilities, including protection against viruses through scheduled and on-demand file scans. It also is able to stop SMS spam through message filtering. The Mobile Security Suite, unlike some other competitive offerings, includes a full firewall, with inbound and outbound network traffic control. Along with file encryption and a file activity log, the offering also integrates with Symantec's Mobile VPN for network access control.
Readers rated Mobile Security Suite highly for malware protection and also praised its range of device coverage, which includes any device running Windows Mobile 5. The suite also drew compliments for its ease of management and its return on investment.