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CTIA Wireless: Symantec brings VIP Access for Mobile to iPad

ORLANDO -- Symantec is beefing up security options for the iPad with the addition of the VeriSign Identity Protection Access for Mobile credential.

ORLANDO -- Symantec is beefing up security options for the iPad with the addition of the VeriSign Identity Protection Access for Mobile credential.

Working along side the cloud-based VIP Authentication Service, the VIP Access for Mobile program "transforms" over 700 different mobile devices into VIP credentials for strong authentication with a a unique, one-time use six-digit code automatically generated by the user's VIP credential. (A username and password come into play too.) With this secure power, iPad users can take advantage of strong authentication at over 750 websites.

Symantec touts VIP as useful for professionals too, promising that the security option is a "cost-effective way" to deliver access to business resources and enterprise applications without the hazards of hackers.

Already optimized for the iPhone, the VIP Access for Mobile app for the iPad is available now in the iTunes App Store for free.

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