October 05, 2011 08:33 ET

Echoworx White Paper Puts Spotlight on Credential Management for Mobile


- Security measures for Internet or cloud services fall short in securing corporate data

- 20 to 25 per cent of portable devices are lost or stolen putting data at risk.

- Mobile Device Management not the complete security solution

- Centralized credential management a simple answer to a complex issue

ATLANTA, GEORGIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2011) - Echoworx, a world leader in credential management and managed encryption services for complete email and data protection, has released a new white paper on new generation credential management technology for mobile devices. The paper, authored by Kai Cheung discusses the escalation of mobile usage and the unique challenges it creates for IT managers today.

As more users access cloud-based business applications and corporate information through their wireless devices, IT managers are hard pressed to find ways to implement controls that protect sensitive data. As an expert in system architecture for wireless, Cheung's overview looks at the risks inherent in current mobile security strategies, the various options available and the role of credential management in remote security management.

The paper also offers a primer of critical security concepts such as credentials, digital certificates, cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI), as well as how these corporate measures can now be adapted to meet the unique demands of the wireless user.

According to Cheung, "As the escalation of mobile devices and cloud-based applications for business usage grows, the need for more stringent, manageable security measures is paramount. Given the scope of the challenge, it is incumbent on enterprises to extend their credential management activities beyond the walls of the enterprise. This entails applying new technology approaches that are flexible, secure and easy to manage."

To access a copy of the white paper, go to

About the author

As Vice President of Architecture, Kai Cheung manages the Echoworx Security Suite, Encrypted Mail Exchange and Encrypted Mail Gateway product lines. Prior to joining the Echoworx team, Cheung accumulated over 20 years experience in the computer software industry. He has an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics with a double major in Computer Science, and Combinatorics & Optimization.

About Echoworx

Echoworx Corporation is a world leader in managed encryption services for complete enterprise email and data protection. Echoworx is an encryption service provider of choice for, Symantec, AT&T, Verizon, McAfee, BT, Intermedia and Clearswift among other global resellers. Echoworx provides a SaaS (software as a service) model; it is built on best-of-breed technology and reduces encryption complexity for the end user. With Echoworx, organizations can protect their email and data without changing their day to day workflow and can easily send encrypted documents and digitally signed email messages to anyone in their address book. Echoworx has offices in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information:

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