The threat of corporate data breaches through employee mobile devices is very real. And, it makes no difference whether they are company or employee-owned devices. Individuals carry their smartphones and mobile devices with them everywhere they go, and people in a hurry have been known to misplace things or might even have them stolen. Nowadays, those who aim to do malicious things are much more ingenious than they were in the past so even password protecting our devices might now safeguard them.
As a business manager you are wise to focus on mobility, and with good reason, it has become the cornerstone of connectivity for businesses across the world. However, this does not mean that you can become complacent, and focus only on individual devices – ignoring server-side mobility. In order to protect your business, your employees, your customers and your data you must have a mobile device management solution that focuses heavily on end-to-end mobile security.
Effective enterprise mobile security requires a multi-tiered approach that consists of:
- Data security
- Network security
- Physical security
- Product development security
- User education and training on best practices
Businesses are obliged to address every aspect of security, regardless of how minimal it might seem. The best mobile security solution will integrate through the multiple layers of the complete mobile experience, creating a sequence of checkpoints to protect against security breaches and data loss from every angle possible, not many businesses have the in-house expertise to guarantee maximum security on every level.
If your business is in a similar situation, and you see mobile security as important, you would be wise to partner with a solutions provider that has proven experience in enterprise mobile security.