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Lumension Extends Data Protection For Mobile Devices

Lumension Mobile allows users to centrally control and manage security policies on Windows Mobile devices

Scottsdale, Ariz. (PRWEB) February 24, 2009 -- Windows mobile devices are becoming an enterprise necessity to improve productivity for an increasingly mobile workforce. As these mobile devices become much more common, new threats are being introduced when phones, often containing valuable information, are lost or compromised. A recent cyber threat report by the Georgia Tech Information Security Center states that one of the emerging threats for 2009 is botnets moving from PC's to mobile devices. According to the report, financial motivation and increased user adoption will increase attacks to smartphones in the years to come, especially as payment infrastructure is placed on these devices. To help enterprises effectively protect the confidentiality and security of their data on their endpoints and mobile devices, Lumension, Inc., the global leader in security management, today announced it is extending data protection for Windows mobile devices with the introduction of Lumension Mobile.

"As data continues to be the primary motive behind cybercime and insider threats, one of the real challenges security professionals have had to face is the mobile dilemma," said Pat Clawson, Chairman and CEO, Lumension. "As the adoption of mobile devices continues to accelerate, organizations face new security risks to their IT environment and business critical data. To effectively address the mobile challenge, enterprises need a way to impose similar rules and policies on mobile devices as they do on their endpoints such as laptops, desktops and servers. To that end, we are extending our data protection beyond traditional endpoints to now include mobile devices starting with Windows. With Lumension Mobile, organizations can enforce security policies, encrypt data, impose authentication on these devices and even remotely wipe the device if it has been lost, regardless of where it is."

In addition, Lumension is pleased to announce the launch of Lumension Workshop, a new website that accelerates its innovations to the community by making test-market and early-stage product concepts available for review and testing by its customers. Lumension Mobile is the first tool available from the Workshop and can be downloaded today at http://workshop.lumension.com.

"Creativity and innovation drive business success," said Heather Dunn, director of solution marketing. "Our goal behind the launch of Lumension Workshop is two-fold - enhance product usability and drive customer experience. The launch of this new platform allows our team to jumpstart the launch of new and exciting products, such as Lumension Mobile, while accelerating market and customer adoption of our newly launched technologies. Incorporating valuable feedback from our customers allows us to ensure we deliver the best market-ready products while meeting the needs of our customer community today."

Data Protection for Windows' Mobile Devices Lumension Mobile allows users to centrally control and manage security policies on Windows Mobile devices to protect valuable data. This includes the following:

Enforce Passwords: Password protect mobile devices to secure valuable data Encrypt Email: Encrypt valuable data sent through email to and from mobile devices - 64-bit, 128-bit or 256-bit Block Removable Storage: Prevent malware introduction via removable storage cards Prohibit Bluetooth File Transfers: Protect data from being intercepted over Bluetooth Remote Device Wipe: Remotely wipe all information stored on mobile devices

For more information, please log onto Lumension Mobile.

About Lumension, Inc. Lumension, Inc., a global leader in operational endpoint security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets.

Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24x7, 365 days a year.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Florida, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized. More information can be found at lumension.com.

Lumension, the Lumension logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumension. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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