The proliferation of wireless data has created a major concern on security risks among wireless carriers as well as the endusers.
Although the local wireless data market is relatively new, wireless carriers such as the two big players Smart Communications and Globe Telecom are likely to begin looking at this problem of security as more and more consumer and business devices are supporting wireless connectivity such as the WiFi (wireless fidelity).
The increasing concern of security risks associated with wireless data, has driven the creation of a new wireless security market.
Most easily addressable within the wireless security market is wireless device security. In-Stat/MDR (http://www.instat. com) expects that wireless device security will be a top area of concern for consumers, wireless carriers, and network administrators, as all groups have a stake in the stability and security of the devices.
The main challenge in securing wireless devices, according to the high-tech market research firm, is determining whose job it is to secure these devices.
Smartphones, normally sold through service providers, are usually considered consumer devices, however, like with the consumer PC market, the average consumer user lacks understanding of how and why to secure their device.
Many consumers may demand data security from the service providers and device manufacturers.
Corporate IT administrators are torn between the benefits of offering added mobility via wireless devices and the security risks associated with wireless deployment and management.
Wireless networks are complicating the security equation, as devices that once were predominantly corporate in nature, are now also …