By Prince Osuagwu
Symantec says it has expanded its encryption solution set with the introduction of Symantec PGP Viewer for iOS, which enables mobile workers to view encrypted email on an Apple iPad, iPhone, or iTouch, and a new version of Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk Edition.
This new version according to the company, features management capabilities for Opal-compliant, self-encrypting hard drives, allowing organizations to oversee hybrid environments involving hardware and software-based encryption solutions deployed in tandem.
It said that in addition, PGP Universal Server from Symantec, which is the company’s encryption and key management server, is scheduled to be integrated with Symantec Protection Center (SPC) 2.0. Symantec Protection Center integrates Symantec and third party products which enables an organization to improve visibility into their critical business assets.
Explaining details of the new development at a press conference in Lagos, the company’s Regional Vice President, Emerging Markets, Kevin Isaac noted that from the same management console, organizations can identify which endpoints are missing full disk encryption and additionally have anti-virus definitions that are out of date.
Symantec provides a variety of encryption solutions for organizations of all sizes seeking to protect their proprietary information against data breaches. They are said to be available for a wide range of target platforms including Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, UNIX, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and soon to be available Apple iOS.
Symantec Endpoint Encryption Full Disk edition, according to Isaac, offers organizations a software-based solution for protecting hard drives from unauthorized access.
The latest version is anticipated to enable organizations simultaneously manage hardware-based encryption solutions such as the new Opal-compliant self-encrypting drives.