WorkLight has launched the WorkLight Server support for the Apple iPhone, which allows companies to do business securely using the popular mobile device.


Showcased at the Gartner Web Innovation Summit, businesses are now able to use the iPhone to make purchases and track account and transaction activities. This is the latest addition to the 14 Web 2.0 platforms that WorkLight supports, with the platforms including personalized homepages, social networks, RSS, social tagging and bookmarking and others. WorkLight plans to announce support for additional mobile platforms in the future.


The new WorkLight Server offering also includes new security capabilities that specifically address Web 2.0 security risks. With the growing popularity of popular consumer tools for business, security measures are becoming crucial in dealing with emergent security challenges.


The new offering adds enhanced phishing prevention mechanisms, such as secure provisioning, personally-registered gadgets and an enhanced secure login process.


David Lavenda, VP Marketing and Product Strategy at WorkLight, said: “Businesses are looking for innovative ways to engage customers and partners in the places they frequent online, and extend the business reach beyond the portal. The highly popular Apple iPhone is a very attractive platform for businesses, and we are excited to expand our offerings to customers worldwide.”