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Symantec broadens encryption options for file-sharing, mobile devices

Symantec has released a set of new encryption products designed to protect data in the cloud and secure confidential e-mail on mobile devices. The products include File Share Encryption for both PCs and Apple iOS devices that will allow users to upload to and view encrypted files in Dropbox.

Network administrators can manage permissions and policies through Encryption Management Server (formerly known as PGP Universal Server), so they will be able to tightly control what goes into Dropbox. Given the increasing popularity of Dropbox as a cloud-based file-sharing platform, Symantec officials felt they needed to address that service first, the company said.  Among other new encryption products are Mobile Encryption for iOS and PGP Viewer for Android, which will let users access encrypted e-mail, the company said.

These new products are slated to be available early next year; details are available from Symantec.

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Greg Crowe is a former GCN staff writer who covered mobile technology.


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