The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Credent shuts down that Windows phone’s camera, Bluetooth, et. al.

Posted by Xavier Ashe on August 25, 2005

We know how wary enterprises can be of potentially subversive technologies such as cameras, Bluetooth, mass storage,
etc., infiltrating the workplace—in fact so much so that most business-class devices have taken to making two versions,
one with and one without a camera, for instance. Enter Credant’s Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition software solution;
short of blocking people’s phones from entrance, this is one of the only policy enforcement techniques we’ve seen that
makes sense and might actually work. Based on permissions defined in your company’s domain servers, your policy-enabled
PocketPC device not only gets its data encrypted, but can have its camera, Bluetooth, or infrared communications
temporarily disabled while on site. Sounds good to us, since the last thing mobile employees want is to have to give up
functionality in their devices when they’re not even sitting in the office.

Found on Engadget.  Read more about Credant's solution at: http://www.credant.com/products/cmgEE.php

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