Internet it almost available anywhere with 3G feature available in most mobile devices. Also, most work place is littered with WiFi access point. As a result, I’ve observed that people tend to more and more use mobile devices both for personal or work use. This scenario brings a new challenge to secure data accessed from mobile devices.
Thus, for an organization or business it is a must to include them in the over-all IT security land scape. Having an enterprise solution for mobile device security problem would be best. One might ask about the key benefits for implementing such enterprise security software solution.
Key benefits of mobile device security enterprise solution:
- reduced security risk
- limit data loss
- better visibility
- reduced operational costs
Security is a primary objective and mobile security software will ensure proper configuration. It protects devices from malware by limiting the security risk from compromised devices. Policies for data access are enforced via data encryption and passwords. Lost devices or stolen can be remotely locked or data erased.
Administrators can do mobile device management and have critical visibility of device accessing corporate data such as number, type, and more information. The centralized visibility coupled with device management control and security could bring about savings in time and money which considerably reduce operational cost.
Is it really worth to investing on mobile device security software? The answer could depend all in the size of mobile device user base of an organization or business. But it’s pretty much an important aspect to consider than suffering data loss or security breach in corporate world.