Security in Hand

    Date31 Jul 2002
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    While it's fair to label personal digital assistants as the lightweights of enterprise computing, there's little doubt that heavy-duty corporate data often finds its way into these highly mobile--and therefore easily misplaced or stolen. . . While it's fair to label personal digital assistants as the lightweights of enterprise computing, there's little doubt that heavy-duty corporate data often finds its way into these highly mobile--and therefore easily misplaced or stolen--business devices.

    With their heritage so deeply rooted in the home and casual business user community, we've seen convenience too often trump security in handheld device design. While handheld computers are growing more security-focused, businesses that depend on these devices--and on maintaining the security of the data they carry--must investigate third-party device-hardening solutions.

    Companies can boost the security of handhelds with software that enables on-device data encryption and more rigorous password protection. eWeek Labs tested two such products, Asynchrony Software Inc.'s PDA Defense Enterprise and Trust Digital LLC's PDA Secure Enterprise.

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