Lost Mobile Devices a Major Issue. PDA-style mobile devices are now a major security concern for users. The problem is that when they get lost, third parties often have access to a lot of sensitive information such as bank accounts or confidential customer and employee information.

Some products have built-in features such as password access, along with the ability to wipe out memory after a set number of failed incorrect passwords. However, often the security features are inconvenient or don't work the way one would like. Over the last six months, vendors have been responding to the demand with new features announced or on the way. ... David Ferris