Mobility is a phenomenon increasingly utilized by many organizations. Multiple mobile devices are adopted by end-users as a result of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or provided by IT departments. Accompanying the growth in device types, numbers, and OS platforms has been an explosion in mobiles applications—both personal and work related—carried on these devices and entering the organizational network. With the ease of cloud-based services at hand, employees tend to use smart devices to access various collaboration and information services through the cloud. Given today’s heightened security environment, organizations need to strike the balance between enabling a more collaborative workforce while preserving organizational knowhow and assets and managing an increasingly complex infrastructure.
The percentage of companies that have rolled out a BYOD security strategy.
Source: 2012 PwC Global State of Information Security Survey
Organizations may have varying needs and approaches to mobile security. However, all organizations can benefit from taking a considered approach to implementing the right combination of policies, tools, and technology in mobile security:
The percentage of organizations that have implemented MDM solutions.
Source: “Survey Employees to Target Mobility Improvements,” Forrester, April 2012
The percentage of mobile devices at large organizations that are not secure.
Source: Enterprise Mobility Survey, IDG, June 2012
When considering a mobile security solution, it’s important to consider whether your organization will be able to:
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