From: Franz Hinner (MKT-US)
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 2:46:50 AM
To: Greg Jensen (MKT-US); Paul Ferguson (RD-US)
Cc: David Perry (MKT-US); Jia-Bing Cheng (RD-US-ENT); Newsbank
Subject: RE: NEWSBANK: Personally owned mobile devices on the rise in the enterprise
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I agree with Greg,
The embedded market is very interesting, even so I believe the security issues for these devices are different. The Mobile device challenges is out of my perspective a true business issue, as more and more devices are added and security is circumvented. As an example, with a little knowledge I can connect my iPad or iPhone without any major problems to our internal network. With the security holes in the iOS platform this can easily lead to infection or worse allowing a hacked device to expose the network.
In addition the mail and exchange server settings require a simple setup and bit to be set in your exchange profiles, after that is done I can basically hook up any device with the same settings directly into our mail instances. I believe these issues are a great opportunity for us to protect, rather than (sorry don't mean to offend anybody) the SmartSurf iPhone app that is basically a slower browser for the iPhone, but is exposed to the same Safari holes than the apple browser.
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I would agree on the window mobile position, however, I would be looking hard at the underlying Windows CE under the covers. That is the embedded flavor which supports hundreds of types of embedded devices, such as RF scanners, Credit Card terminals...etc. Next time you go to Target and swipe your card, you are swiping it across a Windows CE device.
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On Aug 6, 2010, at 11:11 PM, "Paul Ferguson (RD-US)" <Paul_Ferguson@trendmicro.com> wrote:
One more thought: I wouldn't count on any Windows Mobile successes – they have shown that their consumer vision is somewhat… incoherent (for example, the ill-fated Kin).