Vodafone launches Smartphone Professional

Vodafone's Smartphone Professional service is designed to protect corporate data on workers' mobile devices.

Mobile security

Vodafone has launched a new solution to help businesses manage smartphones connecting to corporate networks.

Smartphone Professional focuses on the data security aspect of business mobility, enabling IT administrators to control applications, restrict a device's functionality and remotely wipe corporate data from a lost or stolen phone.

Vodafone's service also includes Good Technology's Good for Enterprise' solution, which encrypts data from companies' servers and restricts information access within a special application.

The service supports Apple iOS for iPhone and iPad users, as well as Android, Windows Phone and Nokia devices.

"With smartphones becoming increasingly popular, securing the way data is accessed and stored on these devices is crucial," said Peter Kelly, enterprise director at Vodafone UK.

"Many businesses want to allow employees to use the mobile device that they choose to do their job most effectively. With Vodafone Smartphone Professional, businesses have the peace of mind that mobile devices and data are secure on the UK's best network."

Smartphone Professional clients, who will be charged per user per month, will also receive expert help from Vodafone employees.

Mobile security has been an increasingly pertinent area for businesses since the rise of smartphones.

A study from Coverity released this week discovered 359 flaws in the central kernel of Google's Android OS. A quarter of them were ranked as "high risk."

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