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8 Mobile Tools For Security Pros

The influx of employee-owned mobile devices into the workplace has certainly thrown many IT security professionals for a loop, but the same devices that are introducing so much chaos to established security practices also have a lot of potential to be used to bring back some order. The following mobile security tools are a good start for security admins looking for utilities to help them get their job done more efficiently.
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App: Silent Phone and Silent Text

Publisher: Silent Circle

Platform: iOS/Android

Cost:Starts at $10 per month

As government snooping concerns continue to make just about any typical citizen squeamish, the act of encrypting phone calls and texts is hardly reserved for "paranoid" security folk any more. Regardless of the motive, Silent Circle's two apps, Silent Phone and Silent Text, offer the ability to make phone calls, video chats and text transmissions that are encrypted end-to-end from a range of mobile devices.


Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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