Pantech to Secure Android Phones with AuthenTec VPN
Pantech today announced that it will add business-grade encryption and security features to its future Android smartphones. Pantech plans to use AuthenTec's QuickSec Mobile VPN Client and SafeZone FIPS 140-certified secure platform in order to meet the security requirements of its carrier partners and potential business customers. The VPN software means Pantech's smartphones will be able to securely access corporate networks behind the firewall, and the encryption software will allow Pantech device owners to protect their data. Pantech didn't specify which devices would be first to offer the bolstered security features. AuthenTec is in the process of being purchased by Apple.