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Google Enhances Android Mobile Device Security

Oct 29, 2010, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Needle)

"Google today made it easier for mobile IT administrators to securely manage Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices from within Google Apps.

""Now any employee with an Android device running version 2.2 -- personal or company-issued -- can access their corporate information while allowing administrators to enforce data security policies," Amit Singh, vice president of international sales for Google's Enterprise group, said in a blog post.

"Google already licenses Microsoft's ActiveSync technology and the new security and mobile management features don't extend beyond what IT can already offer via Microsoft Exchange or RIM's BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Still, Google's update now gives mobile IT more flexibility when managing devices from within a browser because they don't need to access dedicated servers."

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