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Pete Paxton
04-10-2007, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20070326_01' target='_blank'>http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20070326_01</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Symantec Corp. today announced it will offer Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0, a solution designed to provide customers with the same security and data protection capabilities on their Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs as what has become standard for laptops and other computing devices. Symantec Mobile Security Suite 5.0 will include antivirus, firewall, anti-SMS spam, and data encryption technologies that are easy to deploy, manage and maintain. This kind of layered security can not only mitigate the unique security risks of mobile devices, but can also enable companies to more easily and cost-effectively comply with internal security policies and external regulations."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/paxton-20070409-symantec.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Well this is quite a security suite from Symantec. The question is: do we need it for our mobile devices? I personally don't use Symantec products. Their PC products seem a bit bloated to me and I haven't heard good things about their Mac products. The suite is scheduled to be released in May. So what do you think? Is this type of security suite necessary for Windows Mobile devices?

04-10-2007, 04:15 PM
Maybe AV and other security programs are not needed...yet; They will surely be in the near future. Said that I will not use Symantec products; when Peter Norton left all Norton/Symantec products became bloated and useless. Symantec did the same with many other great software like Delrina etc. Once you have installed a Symantec suite on your PC the only way to get rid of it is to format the partition and re-install everything so for me Syamtec is not an option.

04-10-2007, 08:56 PM
I concur. If I ever run a security suite/application on my device, it will not be from Symantec. I have witnessed a nearly 100% system performance increase when uninstalling Symantec Antivirus and installing a competitor's product.

Mike Temporale
04-11-2007, 04:03 AM
It's nice to see them join the party. It's getting to be a crowded scene, and we don't even have a virus yet! :roll:

Jerry Raia
04-11-2007, 07:05 AM
Their PC products are junk. I'm sure anything for mobile devices they make is as well. Bloated and useless.