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Fujitsu developing HTML5-based security app for corporate smart phones
Engineers at Fujitsu Laboratories are developing an HTML5-based platform for smart phones that designed to keep corporate data secure when accessed from employee-owned handsets.
The system, which Fujitsu plans to launch later this year, is one of a number that addresses this increasingly common problem: how to allow workers access to corporate IT systems while avoiding deliberate or inadvertent leaks of data from devices that are not totally under the company's control.
Fujitsu's system matches an app on the phone with a cloud-based server that delivers corporate apps such as email, sales databases and customer contacts, as HTML5 applications. The phone app senses whether it is in the workplace or not and therefore whether it has access to corporate data. The cloud apps are delivered over an encrypted connection to the handset, which runs them inside a secure application environment on the phone.