Wednesday, September 07, 2005

InformationWeek > PDA Security > Tighter Security For PDAs > September 5, 2005

InformationWeek: "The portability of handhelds makes them attractive to business users, but it also makes them more likely to be lost or stolen or for data to be corrupted.
By Martin J. Garvey

Many PDA users want E-mail access to business networks, but IT security administrators don't want the PDA security risks. Without help from third-party vendors, BlackBerrys and Palms would remain nifty calendars and address books for many users, rather than the laptop substitutes they're meant to be.
'PDA users roam a lot more than laptop users, so their systems are twice as likely to be corrupted, lost, or stolen,' says Nick Magliato, CEO at Trust Digital, a provider of PDA security products. 'That's why there's a higher need for security on PDAs than there is for laptops and PCs.' "

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