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Mobile security app partnership opens between SAP and Ericsson

This new deal between the two companies was first revealed by SAP’s chief executive at the CTIA 2014.

SAP has now announced its new partnership with Ericsson for the purpose of being able to create an open mobile security platform that will be both effective and device friendly, according to Bill McDermott, the CEO of SAP, who spoke in Las Vegas at the CTIA 2014.

McDermott explained that this type of business friendly application has now become vital.

He explained that it was very important for enterprises to form mobile apps that are business friendly and that boost and simplify productivity. It is key for apps to function and scale with operating systems as companies need to turn any device, no matter where it is, into a gadget that can be productive and that will have adequate mobile security.

SAP feels that proper function and mobile security are critical features for enterprise apps.

Mobile Security PartnershipMcDermott pointed out that “SAP remains device agnostic.” He added “Because betting against consumer choice is a fool’s bet.” As a component of the partnership that SAP has formed with Ericsson, the German software giant’s Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) software is going to be hosted on the Ericsson Cloud. This choice was made to make it simpler for mobile operators to be able to address any tablet and smartphone security issues that could occur.

The cloud based SAP Mobile Secure solutions will be offered by Ericsson to over 400 different mobile network operators. As McDermott spoke at the event, he made reference to Samsung as another part of this deal. However, a spokesperson from SAP later clarified that the CEO had only been combining the announcement of the partnership with Ericsson with another separate partnership that had been made between SAP and Samsung, which had already been announced the week beforehand.

It seems that the partnership to which McDermott had actually been referring when he went on to mention the Samsung brand was not this latest mobile security effort, but was a separate agreement in which Samsung is now starting to test and operate SAP mobile apps on their tablet product, called the Galaxy Tab Active. This, according to the SAP head of products and innovation PR, Susan Miller.

Mobile security threats could become more serious due to 4G networks

4G could exaggerate the mobile security risks that businesses and consumers face

Security has been a growing concern in the mobile space for years. As consumers become more reliant on mobile technology, the more malicious parties begin to target smartphones and tablets to attain valuable information. Security concerns have become more pronounced due to the growing popularity of mobile commerce. With mobile payments growing more common, mobile security has become a top priority for many businesses and organizations around the world. Voltage is one such company.

Voltage predicts surge in cyber crime

Voltage is a leading security firm that believes a surge in cyber crime is on the horizon. While the advent of mobile commerce has lead to a rise in hacking and other such attacks, it may be the expansion of the 4G network that could make threats significantly more dangerous for consumers and businesses alike. Voltage suggests that the introduction of 4G speeds could leave businesses, especially, somewhat exposed to cyber attacks.

Mobile Security Threats 4GMobile devices may not be as secure as they can be

4G connectivity allows consumers using mobile devices to access the Internet more quickly. For businesses, 4G means faster online services, which could mean better consumer engagement. Many businesses already encourage employees to use their mobile devices for a variety of purposes, especially when it comes to consumer engagement. As 4G connectivity becomes more common, these devices may begin to pose a significant mobile security threat for businesses, as these devices are not necessarily protected against the major risks they face.

Consumers and businesses encouraged to take steps to protect themselves

Voltage suggests that businesses should take steps to protect themselves from the expansion of 4G networks. These networks themselves are not considered a problem, but they could become a very popular avenue for hackers and malicious groups that are looking to take advantage of any mobile security shortfalls that may exist. Consumers are also being encouraged to take measures to protect themselves, especially those that participate in mobile commerce.