The use of mobile phones to access company networks or data in the workplace has grown exponentially. This in itself is causing a notable new management challenge – a huge security threat to company data.
The smartphone and app wave mean the associated security threats have exploded. Alongside malware, device theft, access to corporate data, exploitation, misconduct, and inappropriately installed applications, you never know when one of your employees will just leave their mobile in the back of a cab. Can your company afford to leave itself vulnerable?
When it comes to corporate mobile security there are three areas you need to have covered to ensure your company isn’t left exposed: secure remote access to encrypted network; ability to manage mobile devices (if lost you can lock or wipe the device); and securing the device (eg anti-virus, personal firewall, anti-spam). Companies need a flexible solution which allows their employees to take advantage of the huge efficiencies available using smartphones, while not sacrificing the security of their data.