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Increased Security Measures

Increased Security Measures

Here's something that will make your IT department happy. Mango goes a long way toward making your phone a more secure extension of your office. From enhanced password support in Outlook to enterprise rights management technology, you'll be able to take care of business no matter where you are—as long as you have phone service.

To begin, Mango supports complex passwords in Outlook Mobile. What's a "complex" password? One that uses a combination of alphabetical characters, numbers, and symbols. No doubt you've seen password-strength indicators on your banking and credit card sites. These signals change from red to yellow to green to illustrate the strength of your password. They're designed to encourage more complex passwords that cannot easily be guessed. For example, a password like "DE$3013$shell" is much harder to crack than "deepeddy" would be.

A new lock screen displays live information, such as the number of new email messages, without revealing any of the content; you don't have to unlock your phone just to see if you have any new messages.

Finally, the big guns. Mango adds Information Rights Management support to the Windows Phone. You'll be able to send and receive email messages with security restrictions such as Do Not Forward or Do Not Copy. With Mango and the proper credentials, you can also access Outlook email and Office Mobile documents that are protected using Active Directory Rights Management Services in Windows Server.

Another very exciting development in Mango is that your phone can be configured to connect to hidden Wi-Fi networks (that is, corporate or private wireless networks that don't broadcast their network name). If your phone is set up correctly, and you have the hidden network's service set identifier (SSID), you'll be able to enter it in your phone and gain access to the wireless network.

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