Vodafone is launching a bid to secure business users’ corporate data, called Vodafone Smartphone Professional.
The service, which does not interfere with employees’ personal information, is available on smartphones including Android, Windows and Nokia devices.
It allows IT administrators to control applications, restrict a device’s functionality and remotely wipe confidential information from a lost or stolen device through an online portal.
The service, which incorporates Good Technology, the mobile security specialist’s, ‘Good for Enterprise’ solution, includes over-the-air and on-device encryption of business data such as email, calendar and contacts.
Vodafone enterprise director, Peter Kelly, said: ‘With smartphones becoming increasingly popular, securing the way data is accessed and stored on these devices is crucial.
‘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.’
The service includes helpdesk to helpdesk support as standard, as well as a range of remote management options or a fully hosted solution.
Vodafone Smartphone Professional is available for a small service fee, charged per user per month following initial set-up charges.