Data security software maker McAfee seeks to make administrators' lives easier by integrating its ePolicy Orchestrator product.
The apps downloaded spyware that monitored the victim's SMS, call logs and location.
Both companies recently announced successful testing by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
And at least 7.1 million smartphones were irreparably damaged, lost, or stolen last year, according to Consumer Reports.
Infonetics predicts that the market will continue to grow rapidly, hitting $2.9 billion by 2017.
According to Lookout, the infected apps may have been downloaded as many as 9 million times before they were removed.
All 13 routers studied by ISE can be taken over from the local network, and 11 of the 13 can be taken over from the WAN.
The researchers say this is the first known targeted attack against mobile phones.