As announced earlier this fall, mobile security company Lookout today launched its new security suite for business customers. The product, Lookout for Business, represents the first time the company has gone after the corporate market where the growth in BYOD (bring-your-own-device) programs has necessitated the need for IT departments to better secure the various mobile devices attaching to their network.
Lookout had previously focused only on its consumer-facing mobile security service, which includes anti-malware and privacy protections, backup, as well as other useful features for tracking down or remotely wiping lost or stolen phones. It’s a feature set that also makes sense in a business environment, of course, where employee devices carry even more sensitive information.
As Lookout CTO Kevin Mahaffey explained earlier, the company’s consumer-first strategy started to pay off around a year and a half ago, when the firm began to receive inbound requests from businesses interested in buying…
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