BAE, Vodafone Form Mobile Security Partnership

BAElogoBAE Systems and Vodafone Group will partner to provide businesses communications security products and services over the next five years, initially focusing on smartphones and tablets.

The team will initially release a cloud-based mobile security product  to 1,500 Vodafone global enterprise customers in Spring 2013, RTT News reports.

Vodafone Mobile Threat Manager is intended to scan traffic to and from a company’s mobile devices, aiming to safeguard it against malicious attacks and block inappropriate content.

BAE also intends to select Vodafone as its preferred supplier of mobile communications worldwide, excluding the U.S., according to RTT.

Once appointed, Vodafone will provide services to 35,000 BAE U.K. employees starting in July 2013.

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