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Mobile Security
The Dawn of a New Era


What Is Mobile Security?

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

What Does A Mobile Security Solution Look Like?

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:

  • Policies—Setting policies in device selection, deployment, and use
  • Mobile Device Management Tools (MDM)
  • Keeping Data Safe with Encryption
  • Authentication and Access Controls
  • Wireless Networking


The percentage of organizations that have implemented MDM solutions.

Source: “Survey Employees to Target Mobility Improvements,” Forrester, April 2012

How Will Mobile Security Solutions Benefit My Organization?

  • Secure mobile environment, peace of mind—With the right policies, tools, and technologies in place, IT staff can feel secure about their end-user mobile environments
  • Improve end-user experience—When mobile devices are pre-configured with the right security settings, end-users can enjoy a secure device experience
  • Greater job satisfaction and productivity
  • Simplified IT—MDM, along with a unified policy reform, offers IT staffs the ability to manage mobile security through automated and centralized means
  • Better ROI—MDM helps minimize cost and downtime


The percentage of mobile devices at large organizations that are not secure.

Source: Enterprise Mobility Survey, IDG, June 2012

How Can I Help My Organization Embrace Mobile Security Solutions?

When considering a mobile security solution, it’s important to consider whether your organization will be able to:

  • Detect and enforce device configuration policies
  • Help with installing, upgrading, and removing applications
  • Detect and enforce device security policies
  • Configure corporate applications such as email, VPN, and hotspot usage
  • Configure communications applications, whitelist or blacklist service, set identifiers (SSIDs) and insecure Wi-Fi configurations, and block noncompliant channels
  • Manage remote wipe, either partial or full, if needed
  • Enforce data security policies including local encryption of enterprise data and encryption of all network communications
  • Update policies and configurations over the air

Getting Started With Mobile Security

Your CDW Account Manager and solutions architects are ready to assist you with every phase of choosing and leveraging the right solution for your IT environment. Our approach includes:

  • An initial discovery session to understand your goals, requirements, and budget
  • An assessment review of your existing environment and definition of project requirements
  • Detailed vendor evaluations, recommendations, future design, and proof of concept
  • Procurement, configuration, and deployment of the final solution
  • Ongoing product lifecycle support to meet SLAs
  • Complete product lifecycle support
  • Consolidated device and solution management platform

The Explosion of BYOD

The Organization: Johnson County Community College
The Location: Overland Park, KS
The Project: Overhauling network infrastructure to support students’ personal devices. Get the story »

Building a Backbone for BYOD

The Organization: Cedar Falls Schools
The Location: Cedar Falls, IA
The Project: Create an infrastructure to support classroom technology programs on the horizon. Get the story »

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