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Recognizing the need to protect consumer and enterprise mobile
devices from the increasing number of cyber attacks, network operator
AT&T is investing in a mobile security platform for small to
medium-size businesses (SMBs) designed to allow customers to better
protect their devices against security threats.

AT&T has executed an agreement with Juniper Networks to deliver
this security capability and additional services based on the platform
in the future. This new agreement is part of AT&T’s mobile security
strategy to manage and protect smartphones and customer information.
AT&T’s strategy – which is distinguished from other approaches to
mobile security – is to provide a security solution that will integrate
wireline and wireless security policies for consumer, enterprise and
government customers.

The first phase of the platform – the AT&T Mobile Security
application – is expected to be available later this year and is based
on the Juniper Networks Junos Pulse solution. Ed Amoroso, chief
security officer at AT&T said mobile security is the ‘next
frontier’ for their continued effort to mitigate cyber-threats and to
help protect customer information, and noted with the help of Juniper
Networks and the power of AT&T Labs and the AT&T Mobility
Security Research Center behind them, they’ll be able to deliver new
security capabilities to provide peace of mind to companies and
consumers alike.

“Enterprises drive employee productivity by anytime access to
network resources, but the implications of data loss and malware
proliferation creates real concerns for enterprise IT security.
AT&T’s vision and approach to mobile security is the right one at
the right time", said Christine Liebert, senior analyst for security
services at IT analytics firm IDC. "AT&T is offering enterprises
the ability to remotely remove or encrypt data on mobile devices and to
have this function centrally administered. This should help businesses
control what type of data can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet,
one of the biggest enterprise security risks."

“We are proud to work with AT&T to help them protect their most
important asset, their customers,” said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice
president and general manager of the device and network services
business group at Juniper Networks. “Teaming with AT&T to bring
this unique and comprehensive mobile security solution to market will
enable a vast number of consumers and enterprises to have state-of-art
security features in their mobile life and be better protected from
malicious threats.”