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Protecting Windows Handhelds Against Viruses

Network Associates on Tuesday added a new anti-virus defense product to its security portfolio, one that targets enterprises with employees carrying Microsoft Pocket PC and Windows Mobile devices. Dubbed McAfee VirusScan PDA Enterprise, the new software installs a small anti-virus client on the mobile gear, but can be managed by the IT staff using Network Associates’ McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), an overseer’s tool that sets and enforces security policies. The idea, said Sal Viveros, the wireless security marketing manager for Network Associates, is not only to protect wireless-enabled handhelds from malicious code, but to integrate their security with an organization’s anti-virus policies already in place for its servers, desktops, and laptops. Full Story

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